Jihadi fighter’s twin brother, 22, dies after he was stabbed in a car following a multi-vehicle crash
- Abdul Deghayes died after being stabbed on Saturday night in Brighton
- He was found in the passenger seat of a VW Polo with several stab wounds
- His jihadi brothers Abdullah and Jaffar died fighting in Syria in 2014
The twin brother of a jihadi who died fighting in Syria has been found stabbed to death in a car following a multi-car crash.
Abdul Deghayes, 22, from Brighton, died in hospital this morning after he was found sitting in the passenger seat of a Volkswagen Polo with knife wounds on Saturday evening.
His twin Abdullah, 18, was killed in 2014, just a few months after he and his brother Jaffar, 17, left the UK for Syria. He died six months on.
Abdul Deghayes, 22, was found stabbed in the passenger seat of a car on Saturday night. He died from his injuries on Sunday morning
The car was involved in a multi-vehicle collision before police say the stabbing took place
The car Abdul was found in collided with a number of other vehicles before he was stabbed multiple times.
He was found inside the vehicle at around 9.30pm on Saturday night.
The aim of the group Abdul’s siblings joined was to overthrow Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad and establish an Islamic state in the country.
His elder brother Amer is still believed to be fighting in Syria.
Abdul has previously been jailed for possession of MDMA.
Police were alerted at 9.30pm of the incident. They are still trying to establish the circumstances that led to Abdul’s death
Abdul (pictured) is the brother of Jaffar and Abdullah who died fighting in Syria in 2014
His injuries were sustained as a result of the stabbing and not the car crash, police have confirmed
Chief inspector Andy Bennett said: ‘We are trying to establish the exact circumstances of what has led to this young man’s tragic death.
‘We are aware that the car was in a collision with other vehicles shortly before he was found to have suffered these injuries, which we are satisfied were caused maliciously and not as a result of the collision.
‘We would like to speak to anyone who was in the area at the time who may have witnessed the collision or who may have seen something that they may now regard as suspicious in the time leading up to it.
‘Our thoughts are with Abdul’s family and friends at this tragic time and we have specialist family liaison officers supporting them.’
‘If you can help us and have not already spoken to our officers, please report online or call 101 quoting Operation Login.
‘Alternatively, you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.’