Men charged with manslaughter following the death of Peterborough man, Ali Qasemi

45-year-old Ali Qasemi died after being attacked in Peterborough on Sunday May 8.

45-year-old Ali Qasemi died after being attacked in Peterborough on Sunday May 8. - Credit: Archant

Two men have been charged with manslaughter following the death of a pizza delivery man in Peterborough.

Mark Lintott, 29, of Shrewsbury Avenue, Peterborough and Joel Lawson, 25 of Goodhale Road, Norwich, were arrested and charged this morning (May 20) following the death of 45-year-old Ali Qasemi on May 8.

Mr Qasemi was attacked by the men in Shrewsbury Avenue in the early hours of the morning, and was taken to Addenbrooke’s Hospital but died two days later.

Mr Qasemi’s wife, who is pregnant with the couple’s third child, paid tribute to her husband, saying: “My husband was my everything; my best friend, my soul mate, my life partner and an amazing father. He was such a caring and helpful person and was always there for his family and friends.

“This is a very hard time for me and our two children. We are expecting our third child and my heart aches that he won’t be here to see them all grow up.”


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Nurun Ahmed, who appeared on BBC show The Apprentice, started a campaign to raise money for Mr Qasimi’s family following his death, raising more than £2,000.

The charge of manslaughter has been added to Lintott and Lawson’s existing charges of robbery, and Lawson was also charged with possession of cannabis.

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The men are due to appear at Peterborough Magistrates Court this afternoon.

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