Azaan Kaleem, 18, was knifed up to 20 times and collapsed into the arms of his girlfriend near his Luton, Beds home
THIS is the harrowing moment a mum begs “please, please” as her son lays dying on the street after being knifed by a gang.
Azaan Kaleem, 18, was stabbed up to 20 times and collapsed into the arms of his girlfriend near his Luton, Beds home – attacked for supposedly giving a thug a “funny look”.
Distressing footage has since been shared of the moment paramedics desperately battle in vain to save the teen’s life in March last year.
Mum Roseann Taylor can be seen running to the scene – weeping as she begs for them to save her son.
The devastated mother was filmed on emergency crew’s body cams, buckling to her knees as she sobs.
Despite the best efforts from paramedics, Azaan tragically died two days later.
Four men have been convicted over the fatal stabbing, with the tragedy to feature on Channel 4’s 24 Hours in Police Custody.
Speaking in the documentary, the mum said: “We keep bashing people over the head with statistics – this has gone wrong and that’s gone wrong.
“Why don’t we show it raw for a change? The reason I agreed to that footage being used is because I can’t tell you in words what was going through my mind.
“I can try to describe it but it wouldn’t resonate. It’s indescribable.”
She had run to the scene on Hartsfield Road after hearing her son had been knifed while with his 18-year-old girlfriend, Shannon Martin, and another friend.
Recounting the moments as she tried to get to her son, the mother said: “It was mayhem. There was police everywhere, there was a helicopter flying and I could just see people around him.”
Shannon Martin, girlfriend of Azaan Kaleem, relieves the moment gang stabbed to death boyfriend in front of her
‘I KEEP SEEING IT IN MY HEAD’
She told the Mirror: “I still have images of what happened in my head, haunting me. They’re as vivid and horrible now as they where that day.
“I have nightmares and can’t sleep, have panic attacks, can’t walk past gangs of lads on the street or even just one lad.
“I haven’t had a day without crying since Azaan died.”
The couple had known each other for six years before they became a couple and Azaan had been set to ask Shannon to marry him the month after his death.
Shannon said: “Azaan turned to me with a Haribo ring and said, ‘will you marry me?’.
“I said, ‘yes I will – but you know I’m going to eat this ring now, don’t you?’”
Two men aged 18 and 19, who cannot be named, were given life sentences after being convicted of murder.
Harrison Searle, 18, of Luton, who was also convicted of murder, has been sentenced to 16 years in jail.
Reece Bliss-McGrath, 20, who was found guilty of manslaughter, was sentenced to 11 years.
- The case will feature in this week’s episode of Channel 4 show 24 Hours in Police Custody.