White City Man Guilty of Murder in Bloemfontein Road

Lansiquot sentenced to life imprisonment at Old Bailey

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A White City man has been sentenced to life imprisonment at the Old Bailey today, Wednesday August 17 for the murder of Ibrahim Kledat in Shepherd's Bush in October 2010.

Charles Lansiquot, 42, of Bathurst House, White City
Estate, W12 will have to serve a minimum of 20 years before he can be considered for release.

He was found guilty of the offence at the Old Bailey on Tuesday August 16.

The court heard that police were called at 8.10am on October 20 last year to Lugard House in Bloemfontein Road to reports of a fire. Officers, London Ambulance Service and London Fire Brigade attended.

At 8.25am the fire was extinguished and a short time later the body of a man with stab injuries was found inside the premises. A murder investigation was launched.

The victim was identified as Ibrahim Kledat, aged 54, of that address. A post-mortem examination gave cause of death as shock through haemorrhage and stab wounds to chest.

At approximately midday the same day Charles Lansiquot walked into Shepherd's Bush police station and told police he had witnessed the murder of his friend.

He told police that he was in the flat, where he had been drinking with the victim, when two men came in through the front door which was always left open. He claimed they pointed a gun at him and told him not to move before stabbing Ibrahim Kledat numerous times.

He then stated that they had made him clean any evidence from the flat before making him take his clothes off and telling him they would kill his family if he told anyone what he had witnessed.

Detectives, suspicious of his account, arrested Charles Lansiquot in connection with the case.

Enquiries were carried out into the hours leading up to, and after, the victim's death and evidence was gathered which contradicted Lansiquot's story. He was charged with murder on October  23 and committed for trial.

Detective Inspector Craig Jones of the Homicide and Serious Crime Command said:  "Lansiquot not only dreamt up an elaborate sequence of events to explain the victim's death, he also put the lives of other residents in the block of flats at risk when setting fire to the premises to cover his tracks.

" Good detective work provided evidence that his account was nothing but lies and resulted in the conviction today."

 


August 17, 2011

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