A jobless man has admitted stabbing his own cousin to death in an unprovoked attack.

Police say they still do not understand why Mosa Abid, 20, decided to kill his cousin at his own home in Wembley last year.

Abid, of Dehavilland Close, Northolt, visited his cousin's house in Buddings Circle, Wembley, on October 15, 2016, and had armed himself with a knife before entering the 18-year-old victim's room and stabbing him.

After attacking Moamen Settar, Abid fled the address but was arrested later the same day.

London's Air Ambulance helicopter flew to the scene to give Moamen medical attention, but he was pronounced dead less than half an hour after police were called.

The motive behind the attack is still unclear, after Abid pleaded guilty to manslaughter on the grounds of diminished responsibility at the Old Bailey on Monday (April 24).

DC Andy Chalmers, from the Homicide and Major Crime Command, said: "This was a completely unprovoked assault and we have still not understood why Abid chose to kill his cousin.

“Abid has severe psychiatric issues which were a significant factor in Moamen's life being taken in such a tragic way.

"Our thoughts and sympathies are with Moamen's family at this very difficult time."

A post-mortem examination was held on October 16 last year, giving Moamen's cause of death as stab wounds.

Abid will be sentenced at the same court on Friday June 2.

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