4 Teenagers Found Guilty Of Fatal Stabbing Of Another Youth In Wandsworth

Four teenagers have been found guilty of the murder of 17-year-old Mahamed Hassan, who was fatally stabbed in Wandsworth in April 2017.

Tyriq Aboagye, 18 (06.04.99) of Westbury Road, Ilford was found guilty of murder, violent disorder, and perverting the course of justice.

Donald Goate-Oueyeya, 18 (15.3.2000) of Stockwell Road, Lambeth was found guilty of murder. He pleaded guilty to violent disorder at an earlier hearing.

Kishon Allen, 19 (28.10.98) of Mount Road, Mitcham was found guilty of murder, and violent disorder.

A 17-year-old boy [F] from Tooting was found guilty of murder. He pleaded guilty to violent disorder at an earlier hearing.

They were convicted at the Old Bailey on Thursday, 15 March, following a trial which started on 8 January 2018. They are all due to be sentenced at the same court on Wednesday, 28 March.

The jury heard how police and the London Ambulance Service were called to Sullivan Close, SW11 at 01:25hrs on Sunday, 23 April to reports of a male stabbed.

Mahamed was found wounded at the scene. He was taken to a south London hospital where he was pronounced dead at 02:50hrs.

A post-mortem examination that took place on Tuesday, 25 April at St Georges Hospital Mortuary gave the cause of death as a stab wound to the abdomen.

The case was investigated by detectives from the Homicide and Major Crime Command, led by Detective Chief Inspector Graeme Gwyn.

Enquiries established that Mahamed Hassan was chased up Meyrick Road on the night of the murder and stabbed outside Scholey House in Sullivan Close.

As a result of the investigation the four males were arrested and charged.

Detective Inspector Domenica Catino of the Met’s Homicide and Major Crime Command said: “Today’s verdicts will not bring back Mahamed – a young man who should have had a long life ahead of him has been taken from his family. I hope that today’s verdicts bring a measure of comfort to Mahamed’s family and loved ones.”

+ A 19-year-old man [A] and [B] an 18-year-old man arrested on suspicion of murder as part of the investigation were later released with no further action to be taken.

+ An 18-year-old man charged with murder is due to stand trial, on a date to be confirmed.



14 Year Old South London Youth Charged With Knife Stabbing Murder

A 14-year-old boy has been charged with the murder of a young man who died in a knife attack outside a children’s nursery.

The teenager, who cannot be named for or identified legal reasons, is the second person to be charged after Tyrone Farquharson, 19, was charged on Wednesday (March 7) with murder and possession of an offensive weapon.

Stab victim Kelva SMith

Kelva Smith was found collapsed in a south London street with multiple stab wounds at around 5pm on Monday.

Police officers and paramedics battled to save the 20-year-old, who had been walking with his cousin, but he was pronounced dead at the scene in Albert Road, South Norwood.

Scotland Yard said a 14-year-old boy has been charged with murder, possession of an offensive weapon and attempted wounding.

Police and forensic officers at the scene in South Norwood (Nigel Howard)

He will appear at Croydon Magistrates’ Court on Monday.

Farquharson of Archer Road, South Norwood, had also appeared in court charged with murder and possession of an offensive weapon.

A third youth, 15-year-old boy, was arrested and bailed.

Mr Smith is the 12th victim under the age of 25 to be murdered in the capital in 2018.

TV Presenter Ant McPartlin Arrested After Drink Driving Crash

TV star Ant McPartlin, who is one half of presenting duo Ant and Dec has been arrested on suspicion of drink driving after a crash in south west London.

The 49 year old TV host is reported to have lost control of his black mini on a roundabout and crashed head-on into a green Mini containing a couple and their young child.

His car, with a distinctive double red stripe, is also said to have hit a maroon BMW and ended up on the opposite side of the road, the Mirror reported .

He also reportedly failed a police breathalyser test and was taken into custody.

His mum Christine and Labrador Hurley were in the car with him, and all three were said to be unhurt.

The child in the green Mini was taken to hospital and the girl’s mum appeared to have minor injuries, a witness said.

Amy Cassie, 23, who helped Ant’s mum get the dog out of the car, said: “Ant seemed furious after crashing the car.”

She continued: “The police took him to the back of the police car to remove him from the situation.

“The couple in the green Mini were really shaken up and their child, who was a girl, could only have been about three years old.

“Ant and his mum didn’t seem to have any injuries, but the mum in the green car had split her lip and the side of her face was very red.”

Ant's car was covered up after the reported crash
Ant’s car was covered up after the reported crash

Police, paramedics and firefighters attended the scene in Mortlake, South West London, and the busy road was closed.

A Scotland Yard spokesman said: “Police in Richmond were called to Lower Richmond Road, SW14 at 15:59hrs on Sunday, 18 March following reports of a road traffic collision involving three vehicles.

“Officers, London Ambulance Service and London Fire Brigade attended.

“A number of individuals were treated at the scene for minor injuries only. A child passenger from one of the cars has been taken to hospital for a check up as a precaution.

McPartlin returned to work last year after a three-month stint in rehab for an addiction to prescription painkillers.

In January, he confirmed he was divorcing his wife of 13 years, Lisa Armstrong, due to the pressure put on their marriage by his drug problems.


Saturday Night Takeaway fans have predicted the show will be dropped after Mcpartlin’s arrest

Fans of the ITV entertainment show shared their fears that the incident would end McPartlin’s career.

Circus Performer Plunges To Death In Front Of Horrified Audience

Cirque du Soleil acrobat plunged to his death in front of a horrified audience while performing the routine for the first time on Saturday night in Florida.

Yann Arnaud lost his grip as he swung on straps at least a dozen feet above the stage during the show, VOLTA.

The 38 year-old was taken to hospital in nearby Tampa but later died from his injuries.

Arnaud was considered one of the company’s most experienced entertainers, Daniel Lamarre, the company’s president, said in a telephone interview.

“We were very surprised, considering his experience, that something like that happened,” he told Reuters , speaking from Tampa, where he had flown to be with the show’s cast. “I cannot describe to you how the people feel. It’s terrible.”


It was the company’s third death in 34 years, he said.

Mr Lamarre added that Arnaud had two young children but that he could not say more about the accident while an investigation was under way.

Only hours before his death, Arnaud posted excitedly about getting to debut his “straps duo act” with aerial lamp artist Pawel Walczewski.

“After so much work and training and staging, our straps duo act is finally in the show tonight,” he wrote in the Instagram caption. “It’s time to go for it.”

Audience member Ben Ritter told the Tampa Bay Times newspaper, that as soon as the performer hit the stage, he was “out cold and not moving”.

Another said that French-born Arnaud was visibly “struggling to keep his grip right before the fall”.

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Arnaud had been with the company for more than 15 years and Cirque du Soleil said his death had “shocked and devastated” the entire crew.

On Sunday, Cirque du Soleil announced in a statement that the rest of its Tampa weekend performances would be cancelled.

Mr Lamarre said in the statement: “The entire Cirque du Soleil family is in shock and devastated by this tragedy.

“Yann… was loved by all who had the chance to know him.

“Over the coming days and weeks, our focus will be on supporting Yann’s family and our employees, especially the VOLTA team, as we go through these difficult times together.”

Cirque du Soleil performers during a different show
Cirque du Soleil performers during a different show

Mr Lamarre added that Cirque du Soleil would further investigate the accident.

Arnaud, who lived in Miami, was the second performer to die during a Cirque du Soleil show.

The first was Sarah Guyard-Guillot, a French acrobat and aerialist who fell to her death in a Las Vegas show in 2013.

London Air Ambulance Sent To More Stabbing incidents Than Car Crashes

London’s Air Ambulance is more likely to be sent to a stabbing or shooting than a traffic collision, it was revealed today.

According to the Evening Standard, its medics treated 560 victims of violent crime last year — the first time in its almost 30-year history that this category exceeded the number of pedestrians, cyclists, drivers or passengers hurt in crashes, which totalled 533.

The figures are the latest dramatic indication of the knife crime epidemic sweeping the capital. There were 80 fatal stabbings last year.

Dr Gareth Grier, lead clinician at London’s Air Ambulance, said: “It is not unusual now for our teams to perform open-chest surgery for stab wounds twice in a single day. This would have been unheard of a few years back.


“But our world-leading treatments mean that we can give these and other patients we treat the best possible chance of survival.” The service’s annual report revealed that it treated 1,797 critically injured patients, and many more at major incidents such as the Westminster and London Bridge terror attacks.

Victims of stabbings and shootings accounted for 31 per cent of its work. There were an extra 60 such cases compared with the 500 in 2016. Road collisions fell from 606 to 533.

Almost a quarter of cases, 412, involved falls from height. It treated 292 patients involved in incidents on the rail network, or hangings and drownings. Its teams go to an average of five emergencies a day. The 24/7 service, based at the Royal London hospital in Whitechapel, is run by a charity and requires £10 million a year in funds. It has two helicopters and uses fast-response cars at night.


Its trauma doctors are employed by Barts Health and its paramedics seconded from LAS.

Jonathan Jenkins, chief executive of the London’s Air Ambulance charity, said: “We did our best for 1,797 people last year, yet with our annual costs now at £10 million, we have never been more reliant on the generosity of London to ensure our service can keep running.”


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Barking Council Leader Plans To Transform East London Town Centre Into Mini Manhattan

London’s most ambitious town hall boss wants to transform Barking’s depressed and downtrodden town centre into a gleaming “mini-Manhattan”.

Darren Rodwell, leader of Barking and Dagenham council, who first compared Barking’s run-down river frontage to a “Barcelona on Thames, revealed his unlikely “futuristic” 10-year plan today amid the yachts and palm trees of the annual MIPIM property conference on the French Riviera.

Images show skyscrapers rising above the town known as the birthplace of England football captains Sir Bobby Moore and John Terry and songwriter Billy Bragg, the “Bard of Barking”.

Mr Rodwell wants to revive a centre dominated by pound shops and social housing — after a “30-year downward trajectory” — through £2 billion of investment that will eventually bring 6,000 new homes, smarter shops and an art film cinema.

But he insisted that Barking would remain true to its working-class roots and that the regeneration would be aimed at improving life for locals.

The New York skyline

Mr Rodwell said: “The skyline suggests a mini-Manhattan. But the new-look town centre will not be a playground for the rich — it must deliver truly affordable homes and a range of great leisure and retail facilities for ordinary Londoners.”

He added: “Local people don’t want gentrification, they want ordinary Londoners to be able to live here. If we don’t do that, London dies as a place. We need a mixed community.”

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Much of the new housing will be for rent or shared ownership.

Mr Rodwell said: “The fact is we led London and the country on new-build 100 years ago with the Becontree estate, which everyone else followed. That’s what we are going to do again now.”

The plans have been drawn up on behalf of the council’s own regeneration company Be First by architects Weston Williamson + Partners.

The first phase will involve 2,200 new homes built above and around a revamped Barking station, and two hectares of green space dubbed “Central Bark”. The station will retain its Grade II listed canopy.

*The old Baking city centre (l) and an artist impression of what it could look like (r)

Speaking at MIPIM in Cannes, Pat Hayes, managing director of Be First, said: “Our vision is deliberately ambitious, designed to ignite interest among investors, and excitement among local people.

It is a starting point but the end point we’re seeking is a brilliant new town centre that will serve the people of Barking and east London.”

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