A DOORMAN was stabbed to death during a brawl outside a New Year’s Eve party at a multi-million-pound townhouse, a court heard.
Tudor Simionov, 33, was killed during the ‘fast-moving’ incident in the early hours of January 1 while on duty at an unlicensed event in London’s Mayfair.
Three men are on trial at the Old Bailey accused of his murder but the suspect alleged to have inflicted the fatal wound remains a fugitive.
Mr Simionov was among staff controlling security at 80 Park Lane when a group of men, including some of the defendants, were refused entry, said prosecutor Philip Evans QC.
‘A violent confrontation ensued between these males and the door staff which lasted for approximately six minutes.’ Mr Evans said.
‘In the course of that short period of violence, Tudor Simionov, one of the door staff, received a single, fatal stab wound to the chest.’
Five other people, including a waitress, also received knife wounds. Jurors were shown mobile phone clips of the violence filmed by bystanders.
Mr Evans said some of the fight was also captured on CCTV footage.
The man responsible for stabbing Mr Simionov was said to be Ossama Hamed, 25, who is wanted by police. Mr Evans said the defendants — Adam Khalil, 20, of Kingsbury, north-west London; and Nor Hamada, 23, and Haroon Akram, 26, both of no fixed address — were also responsible for the murder, as well as wounding five others and violent disorder.
He said more than one knife was used and the men ‘acted as a group’, encouraging each other.
Adham El Shalakany, 24, of Hammersmith, is charged with violent disorder, while Hamed’s girlfriend Shaymaa Lamrani, 26, of Ealing, is accused of perverting the course of justice by disposing of the knife used to stab Mr Simionov. The defendants deny the charges. The trial continues.