A man charged with murdering a bouncer outside an exclusive VIP party in Mayfair appeared in court today (Mon).
Nor Aden Hamada, 23, is accused of stabbing Tudor Simionov in the early hours of New Year’s Day.
The Romanian national, 33, was killed after alleging trying to evict a group who stormed the club on Park Lane around 5.35am.
Hamada of Wembley, north west London, was arrested at Gatwick Airport yesterday as he returned to the UK.
He is charged with one count of murder, four counts of GBH and violent disorder yesterday.
He appeared at Westminster Magistrates’ Court wearing a grey jumper, a blue sports track top and jeans. His eye appeared bruised.
The suspect spoke only to confirm his name, date of birth and British nationality.
Chief Magistrate Nigel Dean transferred the case to the Old Bailey on Wednesday.
He said: “I’m sending you to the Central Criminal Court.
“So far as bail in concerned this court has no jurisdiction.
“A hearing will be heard there within 48 hours.”
Hamada is the fourth person to be charged with Mr Simionov’s murder while Scotland Yard said they are still hunting one more suspect over the killing.
A spokesman said: “Detectives are still appealing for information to help trace Ossama Hamed, 25, in connection with this case.
“An image of Hamed has been released by police.
“A man sought by police, Nor Aden Hamada, was arrested on Sunday, February 17 at Gatwick airport as he returned to the UK.
“He was taken to a London police station for questioning before being charged with murder, four counts of GBH and violent disorder.
“Previously three men were charged with Tudor’s murder.
“They are Haroon Akram, arrested on Monday, January 28.
“Adham Khalil, 20, was arrested on the morning of Tuesday, January 29 on suspicion of murder.
“Adham Elshalakany, 23, was arrested on the morning of Tuesday, January 29 on suspicion of murder.”
Mr Siminiov had only recently moved to Britain, and had been living in Ilford, east London.
Two other doormen, aged 29 and 37, and a 29-year-old woman were also stabbed during the violent fracas.
By Daniel Hammond