The son of notorious Islamic hate preacher Abu Hamza has had the firearms charges against him surrounding the murder of a doorman dropped.
Imran Mostafa Kamel, 26, was charged with possession of a firearm with intent to cause fear or danger and possession of a firearm when prohibited for life relating to an incident in the early hours of New Year’s Day outside an exclusive nightclub in Park Lane, London.
The doorman, 33-year-old Tudor Simionov, was working at the New Year’s Eve party when he was fatally stabbed in the street at around 5.30am.
Three men charged with his murder appeared in court on Wednesday and Kamel, who was initially questioned in connection with the killing, was due at the Old Bailey on Thursday morning.
But this morning the Crown Prosecution Service revealed the charges had been dropped, citing a lack of evidence.
A spokeswoman said: “We have a duty to keep cases under continuing review and, following a further review of all the available evidence in this case, we concluded that the evidential test to provide a realistic prospect of conviction was not met. The charges were therefore discontinued.”
The charges against Kamel were not directly connected to the death of Mr Siminov, according to Scotland Yard, but it is understood he was with the three men charged with murder at the time of the incident outside the nightclub.