There was nothing extraordinary about the day James Cromwell died. In the morning the devoted dad called his young son, before going off to work. His evening was a pretty standard start to the weekend, hanging out with friends and having a few drinks on a Friday night. After a few hours of drinking with his friends on June 30, 2017 James Cromwell's life was robbed from him when he was stabbed in the heart in a Cambridge Street. What started as a simple bust-up over drugs ended with Abdul Korim Ali plunging a knife into James Cromwell's chest - killing him in cold blood. Just streets away the 27-year-old's family sat blissfully unaware of the living nightmare about to envelop them. What happened the day James Cromwell died? James spent much of the afternoon and evening with his friend Shuhan Shahid that Friday. The duo spent their time drinking and taking drugs before James left to supply drugs to someone else. Read More The murder of James Cromwell James headed to the Carlton Arms … [Read more...] about 24 Hours in Police Custody: What happened to James Cromwell?
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A dispute over drugs between friends turned into a violent and tragic murder. Abdul Korim Ali had known James Cromwell for years, although not close, the two had been friends and moved in all the same social circles. On June 30, 2017 an argument about selling drugs ended with K Ali plunging a knife into the heart of 27-year-old James. In doing so he left damning evidence, including injuring himself on the very knife he thrust into the young father's chest. The hours, weeks and months that followed showed the cold and remorseless actions of this violent killer, so confident in his story he even pretended to grieve by leaving flowers at the spot James died. K Ali, 25, always denied killing James but evidence showed his denial was nothing more than a calculated and well-rehearsed story. Below we set out the events leading up to the murder and the trial that followed: June 30, 2017 - 8-8.30pm K Ali said he went out for a smoke and to buy cannabis in the Mill Road area of Cambridge. … [Read more...] about 24 Hours in Police Custody: What happened to Abdul Korim Ali?
The first few days of a murder investigation are critical and full of pressure for all involved. In June of last year, Cambridgeshire Constabulary launched a massive hunt to find a killer after James Cromwell was found in a pool of his own blood in a Cambridge street. Within days key witnesses came forward labelling James' killer as Abdul Korim Ali - who plunged a knife into the young father's heart in a dispute over drugs. Cambridgeshire police's DI Alan Page told News what it was like having cameras from Channel 4's hit documentary series 24 Hours in Police Custody follow his team during the investigation. "A murder investigation is a bit high pressured anyway, so having a film crew with you adds to that," he said. He added: "They're difficult, murder enquiries, they're really intense, high pressured and having a film crew didn't make it any easier, no-one likes having a camera pointed at them but if it reflects the team in a good light, I'm proud of their hard work they put … [Read more...] about 24 Hours in Police Custody
James Cromwell died after being stabbed in the heart and left to bleed out in a Cambridge street. Now the murder investigation will feature in an upcoming episode of Channel 4's gripping 24 Hours in Police Custody series. In the days following the fatal stabbing it emerged Abdul Korim Ali had plunged a knife into his heart in a dispute over drugs. The young dad stumbled into Cambridge's Stretten Avenue clutching his side and shouting 'I'm bleeding to death, I'm dying' on June 30, 2017. Despite Magpas doctors performing emergency surgery to stitch James' heart at the scene, he later died at Addenbrooke's hospital. K Ali was arrested, and in a statement to police said he was ill and bedridden on the night of Mr Cromwell’s death. During the trial at Cambridge Crown Court the jury heard how K Ali, known as Woody, had called James' brother Luke in tears, and admitted to him that he had murdered James. He said: “ Woody [K Ali] came on the phone and said 'I'm sorry man, I didn't … [Read more...] about The murder of James Cromwell will be on 24 Hours in Police Custody
5 Channel 4’s fly-on-the-wall documentary 24 Hours in Police Custody would have made a great, downbeat procedural, but for one problem: how to improve on the drum-tight storytelling, pitch-perfect casting and awful climactic twist? At its best, this is one of the most compelling series on television: the death of Sharon Fade on Bedfordshire wasteland, her throat slit with a broken bottle, provided a fascinatingly unpredictable and bleak opening to the seventh run. Suspicion fell on Fade’s partner, Dean Robinson, whose resemblance to actor Steve Pemberton created the unsettling impression that we might be watching Inside No 9. Here was a peculiar character, claiming careers in medicine and law enforcement, demonstrating yoga positions in police interviews, and running a spreadsheet on Fade’s movements. Eccentric, however, doesn’t equal murderous, so the police hurried to build an elusive case against him. Instead, they pieced together a … [Read more...] about 24 Hours in Police Custody, review: the most compelling series on television