Abu Hamza’s son charged with firearms offences after Park Lane party

Imran Mostafa Kamel remanded in custody but police say charges separate from murder of security guard on New Year’s Eve

Park Lane stabbing: Scene where bouncer Tudor Simionov was knifed to death trying to stop new year party gatecrashers

The son of radical Muslim cleric Abu Hamza has been charged with firearms offences by police investigating the murder of a security guard at a New Year’s Eve party in London.

Scotland Yard said Imran Mostafa Kamel, 26, of Ealing, west London, had been charged with possession of a firearm with intent to cause fear or danger, and possession of a firearm when prohibited for life.

He appeared at London’s Westminster Magistrates Court and was remanded in custody until the end of the month.

Security guard Tudor Simionov, 33, was working outside the private event at Fountain House in Park Lane in Mayfair when he was attacked at about 5.30am on 1 January.

He was stabbed to death as he tried to stop gatecrashers storming into a party.

However, Scotland Yard said the charges against Kamel were in connection with a separate incident at the building at 5.36am that day, in which no firearm was discharged.

The charges are not directly linked with Mr Simionov’s death or the other people who were injured in the attack, the police spokesperson said.

Two of Mr Simionov’s colleagues, aged 29 and 37, were also stabbed during the fight, as was a 29-year-old woman. Their injuries are not life-threatening.

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Abu Hamza is serving a life term in the US for terrorism offences. He was jailed in the UK in 2006 for inciting violence, and in 2012 was extradited to New York after a protracted legal battle.

Kamel’s next court appearance is due on 31 January.

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