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A judge has called on community leaders to bring calm to Luton after rising tensions around the trial and sentencing of Humza Hussain’s killer.

Ibrahim Khan, 16, was sentenced to life in prison with a minimum term of 16 years after being found guilty of Humza Hussain’s murder after a trial yesterday (November 30).

The Judge, Mr Justice Goss made the comments after a smiling Khan had been led from the dock, after describing him as having no remorse.

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It’s not known if any incident have occurred due to this case to cause the judge’s comments.

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Issues between Khan and Humza Hussain had been ongoing for years. Despite knowing each other since primary school, it was never established why they disliked each other.

The pair’s fathers and a football coach had previously tried to end the animosity between them and they had promised to stay out of each other’s way.

However, the promise was not kept after Khan was attacked at school by Humza Hussain and his friends, which was filmed by Humza and resulted in Khan suffering a bloodied nose.

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Humza was permanently excluded and Khan was moved to another school.

In another incident, Humza and a friend were lured to Chaul End Park where Khan and a group of friends lied in wait.

Humza was attacked and was even stabbed in his arm by an unknown person while Khan filmed the incident and demanded Humza apologise for the previous attack at the school.

Humza gave a statement to the police, but details of the case were shared on social media, leaving Humza fearing for his safety and he chose to withdraw his statement.



A custody photo of Ibrahim Khan
A custody photo of Ibrahim Khan

No one has been charged in relation to the earlier stabbing and the police concluded their case, but Judge Goss commented that he believed that Khan planned that attack also.

The animosity came to a head on 8 June when Khan lured Humza and his friend to Challney High School for Boys by using the friend’s 14-year-old brother, after asking him to come into an alleyway with him.

Humza and his friend turned up at the school with a metal file and hammer and a fight ensued, ending with Humza being stabbed three times in the chest.



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Judge Goss describe how onlookers, some of whom were children, were left horrified and distressed by what they witnessed.

He said: “This was a teenage grudge that developed, was spurred by bravado and insults were thrown over social media.

“You justified carrying a knife for your own safety after the police warned you that your life may be in danger, not by Humza though. This is just another incident where a knife for protection is used in this way.

“Another young life has been needlessly wasted.”



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