Kiyan Prince: Killer of teen, 15, stabbed to death outside London school could be released from prison instead of being deported

The man who killed talented footballer Kiyan Prince could soon be freed from prison but allowed to remain in the country.

Somalian-born Nahhad Hasan was sentenced to life with a minimum of 13 years after stabbing Kiyan outside his North London school in 2006.

Attempts to authorise Hasan’s deportation to Somalia failed – and the killer is now due a parole hearing that could see him freed from prison 16 years after knifing Kiyan.

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Kiyan Prince in his Queens Park Rangers kit when he was a youth team player

Kiyan, 15, played for Queens Park Rangers’ youth team and was killed after intervening in a fight between a friend and Hasan.

His father Mark, 52, a former boxing champion, wishes to read his victim impact statement at the parole hearing, The Mirror reports.

He said: “I am sure the young man that killed my son has had plenty of challenges because prison has its own culture, laws and rules.

“When he was allowed into our country his mindset was obviously a troubled one because he urinated in front of a teacher, threatened to stab a girl on the bus and eventually stabbed my son in the heart.

“Has he changed? How has that been demonstrated? Has he been a model prisoner? Has he educated himself? Does he have new goals, dreams and hopes? Is he still a threat to your peers? Has he changed his mindset?

“The public deserves to have these questions answered before the right decision can be made to release him amongst us, or a community somewhere could be in danger.”

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Officers look at abandoned school bags where Kiyan was stabbed

Hasan was reportedly jealous of Kiyan’s popularity – and repeatedly knifed the 15-year-old outside London Academy in Edgware.

Kiyan’s father has since set up the Kiyan Prince Foundation, saying: “We aim to empower, inspire and motivate, and create employment opportunities for 100,000 young people to use their talents to make good of their lives and avoid the negative mindsets that lead youths to carry knives.”

Kiyan’s family had initially been successful in their application to have Hasan deported, however, the decision was overturned.

Mark said the situation had “caused us all confusion and stress without any good explanation or reason from those in authority.”

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He added: “Kiyan’s mum, Tracy Cumberbatch, fears seeing [Hasan] again and knowing that he could be released causes her a great deal of anxiety.”

Hasan’s hearing is listed for the end of the month and a decision is expected in mid-February.

A Parole Board spokesman told The Mirror Hasan’s case has been referred to them and is being processed.

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