Tributes paid to young father fatally stabbed in City

23-year-old father and student Kabba Kamara was fatally stabbed in the early hours

of Sunday morning after leaving Caravaggio in central London

At 3am on Sunday morning 23-year-old Kabba Kamara was left for dead after being stabbed with a broken bottle following a night out with his brother and friends in central London.

The young father, originally from Sierra Leone, had just left a club night at Caravaggio in the city’s Leadenhall Street when he was attacked and left fighting for his life.

Mr Kamara was taken to Royal London Hospital but passed away in the early hours of Monday morning.

A petty argument is believed to have started in Carravaggio at the cloakroom over a mix-up of coats and escalated. One of Mr Kamara’s friends, Richmond Kissi, 24, said: “He was with friends and one of them picked up the wrong jacket and it went from there. It wasn’t his fight, he would have been the peacemaker trying to break it all up.”

A witness described Kamara as a “lovely, well-behaved young man” who had been trying to pacify the situation.

Tributes have been paid to Mr Kamara, a student and promising footballer who “always put a smile on everyone’s face” and “loved making people laugh.”

The mother of Kamara’s young son, Kesha Skky, wrote a message on Facebook saying: “Rest in peace Kabba. I will love you always. I will never let our son forget the amazing father you grew to be.”

Four men, aged between 24 and 28, were arrested by City of London police following the attack but have since been released on bail. A murder enquiry continues and anyone with information is urged to come forwards.

Detective Chief Inspector John Osibote has appealed to anyone “who witnessed the argument inside Caravaggio or who saw a group of black males fighting in Leadenhall Street to come forward and speak to detectives.” He added, "The victim went out on Saturday night to attend a party and has lost his life in a needless, violent act."

Mr Kamara’s fatal stabbing comes after a number of recent stabbings in the capital.