Nigerian Muslim held in London beheading case

Nigerian Muslim held in London beheading case

The man believed to have ‘decapitated’ 82-year-old Palmira Silva in a suburban garden in North London has been informally identified by locals as a 25-year old recent ‘Muslim convert’, with one neighbour saying: “He was a black man young about 25 to 30 wearing all black, black t-shirt and jeans, about 5’10” and looked like he went to the gym”.

The Daily Mail reports that locals claim the killer is known as “Fat Nicholas”, a heavily tattooed Nigerian with “a big belly and tattoos and he walks the streets sticking his fingers up at people like Somalis”. …

A neighbour who went to her window when she heard a commotion outside recounted her experience and was quoted by the Daily Record as saying: “Someone was shouting and the door was banging. I could hear the screaming but I could not hear what he was saying. I could see that he had a big curved knife, about the size of an arms.” …

Palmira Silva, the 82-year-old great-grandmother and semi-retired Italian Café owner who was well regarded locally appears to have been in the wrong place at the wrong time, as the killer roamed from garden to garden after apparently having first decapitating a cat in a fit of rage.

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