Killer, 22, who stabbed man outside London nightclub before fleeing to Cyprus found guilty of murder

Killer, 22, who stabbed peacemaker to death outside London nightclub before fleeing to Cyprus is found guilty of murder after being extradited back to Britain

Tyla Gopaul, 22, fatally stabbed Zakaria Abukar Shariff Ali, 26, in November 2018Attack took place outside the Rolling Stock nightclub in Hackney, north LondonGopaul was seen on CCTV running from scene and fled country within 24 hours He claimed he intended to calm a fight and the victim fell onto his lock-knife

A fugitive has been found guilty of murdering a ‘peacemaker’ outside a nightclub.

Tyla Gopaul, 22, stabbed 26-year-old Zakaria Abukar Shariff Ali outside the Rolling Stock nightclub in Hackney, north London, in the early hours of November 24, 2018.

Afterwards, he was seen on CCTV footage running from the scene, and fled the country within 24 hours.

He was extradited from Cyprus in November 2019 and charged with murdering father-of-two Mr Ali.

Tyla Gopaul, 22, (pictured) has been found guilty of murdering ‘peacemaker’ Zakaria Abukar Shariff Ali, 26, out the Rolling Stock nightclub in Hackney, north London in November 2018

His Old Bailey trial heard that a verbal exchange had taken place between two men – Lee Haydon and Mohamad Ahmed, known as Hamza.

The pair went to settle their dispute on Waterson Street where the victim had intervened, acting as a ‘peacemaker’.

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