A family grieving the loss of two sons in the space of six months have shared a photo of one of the bloodied murder weapons.

The large kitchen knife was used to kill Mohamed Aadam Mohamed, 20, on September 4 last year.

Police released the graphic image as 19-year-old Erick Ekam was being sentenced for murder at the Old Bailey.

Undated handout photo issued by the Metropolitan Police of the knife used by Erick Ekam, 19, of Falkland Road, London, in the fatal stabbing of Mohamed Aadam Mohamed, 20, in Hampstead Road, Camden on September 4 2017. Ekam was found guilty on Wednesday, 19 December, at the Old Bailey of murder. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Friday December 21, 2018. See PA story COURTS Knife. Photo credit should read: Metropolitan Police/PA Wire NOTE TO EDITORS: This handout photo may only be used in for editorial reporting purposes for the contemporaneous illustration of events, things or the people in the image or facts mentioned in the caption. Reuse of the picture may require further permission from the copyright holder.
The knife Erick Ekam used to stab Mohamed Aadam Mohamed to death in Camden (Picture: PA)

The court heard how Ekam stabbed Mohamed in the back after a brief confrontation in Hampstead Road, Camden, north London.

He knifed the former Haverstock School pupil five times.

Mohamed fled across the road and collapsed in the street in front of a plain clothes police officer, who witnessed the attack and gave chase.

Undated family handout photo issued by the Metropolitan Police of Mohamed Aadam Mohamed, 20, who was fatally stabbed in Hampstead Road, Camden, on September 4 2017. Erick Ekam, 19, of Falkland Road, London, was found guilty of murder on Wednesday, 19 December at the Old Bailey. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Friday December 21, 2018. See PA story COURTS Knife. Photo credit should read: Metropolitan Police/PA Wire NOTE TO EDITORS: This handout photo may only be used in for editorial reporting purposes for the contemporaneous illustration of events, things or the people in the image or facts mentioned in the caption. Reuse of the picture may require further permission from the copyright holder.
Mohamed Aadam Mohamed, 20, was fatally stabbed in Hampstead Road, Camden (Picture: PA)

Ekam threw away his knife and was arrested nearby. He was found guilty of murder on Thursday.

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DCI Noel McHugh said: ‘Ekam is a wicked, dangerous young man who went out with a knife, intent on inflicting harm.

‘His mindless actions have robbed a family of a much-loved son. They are a remarkable family who have lost two sons to knife crime in six months and a cousin five years ago.

‘They have been so supportive and dignified.’

Undated handout photo issued by the Metropolitan Police of Erick Ekam, 19, of Falkland Road, London, who was found guilty of murder on Wednesday, 19 December, at the Old Bailey following the fatal stabbing of Mohamed Aadam Mohamed, 20, in Hampstead Road, Camden, on September 4 2017. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Friday December 21, 2018. See PA story COURTS Knife. Photo credit should read: Metropolitan Police/PA Wire NOTE TO EDITORS: This handout photo may only be used in for editorial reporting purposes for the contemporaneous illustration of events, things or the people in the image or facts mentioned in the caption. Reuse of the picture may require further permission from the copyright holder.
Erick Ekam, 19, was found guilty of murder (Picture: PA)

In a statement, Mohamed’s mother Fowsioa Abdi said: ‘There are really no words in existence that accurately describe or quantify the pain and grief that the murder of our son has left us to bear.

‘Mohamed was ripped from the hearts of four other siblings that day, a father, mother, cousins, aunts, uncles, grandmas and friends, all of whom he shared a unique individual relationship with.

‘He was a young man with great ambitions and life goals.

‘He had invincible confidence and would often say “Just wait ‘til I’m older and see what I achieve.”

‘Losing a loved one is painful enough, but to hear and see the way in which he was so swiftly taken away from us makes the pain indescribable.

‘We honestly have no idea where we will begin to recover from this tragedy.

‘Our only hope at this point is that the individual responsible for his death has been brought to justice.

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‘Although it will never remedy or console the immense hole that now resides in all our hearts, it will at least honour his memory with knowing that those responsible did not escape the consequences.’

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