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The hero driver who hit and killed a man with a knife while stabbing a mother of two to death will face no further action, police revealed today a week after arresting him on suspicion of murder.

Yasmin Wafah Chkaifi, 43, died after the ‘terrifying’ attack of her ex-husband Leon Mccaskie, 41, despite the efforts of the motorist – ‘Abraham’ – who intervened by ramming him in Maida Vale, west London, on January 24.

Leon McCaskie stabbed his ex-wife to death in broad daylight

Yasmin Wafah Chkaifi, 43, was killed in the incident by her ex Leon McCaskie, 38, after dropping her children off at school in Maida Vale, west London.

Eyewitnesses heard the driver yell “what have I done?” when he ran into the violent McCaskie after he stabbed the mother of two.

Police arrested the 26-year-old driver on suspicion of murder and released him on bail.

It has now been revealed that he has been released without charge.

Detective Chief Inspector Neil Rawlinson of the Met’s Specialist Crime Command said: “Having reviewed the CCTV evidence and taken statements from numerous members of the public and attending officers, as well as reviewing the legal position regarding self-defense and defense from another, a decision has been made that the driver of the car, a 26-year-old man, will face no further police action.


“He is considered a vital witness to our investigation and will be offered support from professionals to help him come to terms with the terrifying situation he faced.

“It is vitally important that when a person dies there is a thorough investigation of all the circumstances and this has been carried out. Such decisions need to be carefully scrutinized and while this process takes time, it has been a priority for my team. The man’s legal advisers have been informed of this decision.

“Inquiries have been opened into both deaths and my team will continue to work to provide evidence to the coroner. We continue to appeal to witnesses to this incident who have not yet spoken to police to come forward and do so.”

His lawyer, Mohammed Akunjee, took to social media to share the good news.

He wrote: “Good news: MET Police have confirmed that there will be no further action regarding our client ‘Abraham’ in regards to the arrest of him on suspicion of murder for the Maida Vale incident.”

It comes after an investigation heard that an arrest warrant had been issued for McCaskies on January 4, twenty days before he stabbed her to death.

Yasmin’s family members, including her two children, listened to the brief remote hearing.

Cause of Death

Yasmin’s cause of death was multiple stab wounds, while McCaskie’s was multiple stab wounds.

Her mother was also listening to the hearing remotely, and both investigations were reviewed in July.

DCI Neil Rawlinson told the hearing: “Leon McCaskie and Yasmin Chkaifi had been in a relationship that ended several years ago.

“There were allegations of domestic abuse and a harassment prevention order had been issued against Leon.

“Leon had been arrested and charged for violating this order, but he did not show up for his first court hearing. An arrest warrant was issued for him on January 4, 2022.

“The two parties lived in close proximity to each other in the Maida Vale area. On Monday, January 24, 2022, at around 9am, Leon accosted Yasmin on the street and repeatedly stabbed her with a knife.

“A member of the public in a passing car saw this and used his vehicle to drive towards Leon in an attempt to stop the assault. Both Leon and Yasmin were pronounced deceased at the scene.

“An investigation has been underway with me as the senior investigating officer. We have obtained CCTV footage of the incident and obtained statements from several eyewitnesses who told us what they saw.”

“We continue to make efforts to obtain statements from other potential witnesses whose details we have.

“Police action between January 4 and January 24 is currently the subject of an independent investigation by the Independent Office for Police Conduct.”

Forensic Professor Fiona Wilcox said: “I would like to convey my condolences to Yasmin’s family on the loss of her.

“This is a truly shocking and heartbreaking death and I can’t imagine what they must be going through as a family right now.”


Thousands of people have endorsed the driver as a “hero” after his actions and petitioned for him to drop charges.

Police confirmed that the driver had been fully cooperating with the investigation and was released on bail until a date in February.

The driver, known only as Abraham, said his “instant” thought of him was “to protect the woman who had been stabbed and the public.”

In a statement, he said: “I am deeply sorry that the man I tried to stop from attacking other people has died.

“It was never my intention to hurt her, I just wanted to keep her from hurting anyone else.

“My only regret is that God did not allow me to be present in the place before so that my intervention could have saved the life of the young woman in question.

“It was not intended to harm the attacker, it was only intended to protect those attacked.”

Yasmin’s heartbroken relatives hailed the driver as a “hero” for trying to save the mother who had a “heart of gold”.

A family spokeswoman told The Sun: “The man who killed my sister is a demon.

“The man who killed him is a hero. He deserves a medal from the queen.”

McCaskie had received a temporary stalking order from Met police in relation to his ex, after years of abuse.


He failed to appear in court in early January after being charged with violating the restraining order last year.

Yasmin had previously confided in her friends how her ex had set up cameras in her apartment, stolen her mail and phone in a sick attempt to access her personal information.

Her family claims that she got the order against him after her divorce three years ago, and she was so terrified of him that she installed a panic alarm in her apartment.

Her son said: “She was ordered to stay away from her, but he recently started harassing her, which has gotten worse in recent weeks.

“The whole family was worried about his ex because he could be very violent.

“The police should have done something when he didn’t show up in court last week.”

Family members paid tribute to Ms. Chkaifi, a registered nanny, saying, “She was full of life, she always stayed positive and always saw the best in everyone.

“Wafah loved to laugh, dance and leave a special impact on the lives of all who shared with her.

In fact, she has left many heartbroken by this terrible and tragic news.

“Wafah was the purest and most genuine soul you could meet. She has left behind two amazing children who will carry on her legacy of being pure souls.”

A Metropolitan Police spokesman said: “A Stalking Prevention Order had been obtained against the deceased man, there will of course be further review by the Met’s NPTD Professional Standards Directorate.”

Yasmin Wafah Chkaifi Quick and Facts

  • Yasmin Wafah Chkaifi, 43, died after attack by Leon Mccaskie, 41, in Maida Vale, West London, on January 24 
  • Motorist ‘Abraham’, 26, intervened by ploughing into Mccaskie but was then arrested on suspicion of murder 
  • 75,000 people signed petition calling for him not to face criminal charges amid calls for him to be honoured
  • Police confirm driver will ‘face no further police action’ after officers studied CCTV and spoke to witnesses
  • Abraham is ‘grateful that they have taken sensible course of action’ and thanked people for supporting him

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