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Maida Vale double death: Hero driver accused of murder speaks for first time

Added 01-27-22 04:36:03am EST - “Yasmin Wafah Chkaifi, 43, died following the horrific attack by Leon Mccaskie, 41, despite the efforts of the motorist - named only as 'Abraham' - who ploughed into him in Maida Vale, West London.” - Dailymail.co.uk

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Dailymail.co.uk: “Maida Vale deaths: Hero driver accused of murder speaks for first time”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

The have-a-go hero driver who drove into a knifeman while he was stabbing to death a mother-of-two today claimed his 'instant thought was to protect the woman who was being stabbed' as he spoke out for the first time.

Yasmin Wafah Chkaifi, 43, died after the horrific attack by Leon Mccaskie, 41, despite the efforts of the motorist - named for the first time today as 'Abraham' - who intervened by ploughing into him in Maida Vale, West London.

Friends of the 26-year-old driver, a Chechen electrician who was arrested on suspicion of murder after he drove his Renault Clio into Mr Mccaskie to try to stop the carnage, said he has been 'living a nightmare' ever since.

More than 20,000 people have signed a petition calling for him not to face criminal charges – and relatives and friends of Miss Chkaifi have called for the police probe to be dropped and for him to be honoured for his bravery.

Now, in a statement issued on Twitter overnight through his lawyer Mohammed Akunjee, Abraham has said: 'I witnessed a man repeatedly stabbing a defenceless woman on the pavement a short distance in front of my car. 

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