'I love you': girlfriend's last words to man stabbed to death by mob in affluent area 'over €150'
Published 31/03/2016 | 08:02
A man was stabbed to death over £120 (€150) outside million pound properties in London as his girlfriend knelt over him saying "I love you".
Ali Nasrollahi, 22, was found collapsed on a residential street in the Woodside Park area of Barnet on Tuesday afternoon.
Witnesses said he had arrived in a car with his girlfriend before having a row with a man over a £120 debt.
He told the Evening Standard: "You could hear shouting. They were saying, 'You were supposed to give me my £120, why didn't you bring my £120?' Then three men turned up in a car and they all got into an argument. One of them then slashed him across the chest.
"I ran out with tea towels and tried to save him by putting pressure on his chest wound. By this time his girlfriend had got out of the car when she saw him staggering away, and was just screaming and screaming, 'They have stabbed him', and while he was on the floor, she was screaming, 'Ali, I love you, I love you, Ali'.
"She was praying there on the floor next to him and reciting the Koran while he was in and out of consciousness. It was terrible. I couldn't sleep last night, all I can see is his face."
Police and the London Ambulance Service were called to the scene at 2.43pm.
Paramedics treated the victim for a single stab wound and he was taken to hospital but died a short while later.
A woman living near the scene, who did not want to be named, said: "Nowadays there are stabbings every day. When it's close to you, it's frightening, it's scary. I feel so sorry for the poor boy who's lost his life."
Detectives from the Metropolitan Police's Homicide and Major Crime Command are investigating the death and have appealed for witnesses to come forward.
Detective Inspector Julie Willats, said: "We know that the victim had driven to Woodside Grange Road with one of his friends and met up with another friend, who had also driven there. At some stage, the victim interacted with a group of up to four suspects, during that interaction we believe he was stabbed.
"The group of suspects then ran off down Grange Way and into an alleyway that leads onto Woodside Avenue."
So far no arrests have been made.