Life Jail Sentences For Teenagers Who Murdered Lewis Blackman Following Confrontation At Birthday Party

Four teenager have been jailed for the murder of Lewis Blackman in February 2017 after a confrontation at a 16th birthday party in Kensington spiralled into a fatal street brawl.

Reporting restrictions were lifted today at court. Those jailed are:

Lawrence Nkunku, 17of Ward Lane, E9 was sentenced to life for murder with a minimum term of 18 years.

Thierry Edusei, 16 of Cannon Road, N17 was found guilty of manslaughter and jailed for 11 years.

Paul Glasgow, 17 of Warwick Grove, E5 was sentenced to life for murder with a minimum term of 18 years.

Demario Williams, 17, of Bath Road, Enfield N9 was sentenced to life for murder with a minimum term of 20 years.

Nkunku, Edusei, and Glasgow were convicted in October 2018. Their sentencings were timed to coincide with the sentencing of Williams.

Two other 18-year-old males [B] and [H] were found not guilty of murder.

The court heard that 19-year-old Lewis, of York Way in Camden, was fatally injured after he and a number of his associates attempted to gain access to a party that they had not been invited to in Kensington.

In the ensuing chaos Lewis, who was known to his friends as ‘Dotty’, was fatally stabbed when he was chased down in the street by a mob armed with weapons.

At around 03:20hrs on Sunday, 18 February two Met officers on patrol were responding to reports of a large number of vehicles in Logan Place, W8, following a nearby party, when they discovered a male suffering from stab injuries laying in the street.

The officers immediately administered first aid to Lewis prior to the arrival of the London Ambulance Service (LAS).

Despite the extensive efforts to save him, he was pronounced dead at the scene at 03:46hrs.

A post-mortem examination held on Monday, 19 February discovered that Lewis had suffered 13 stab wounds from various knives. Cause of death was recorded as stab wounds to the chest.

Detectives from the Met’s Homicide and Major Crime Command immediately began an investigation.

It was established that on the evening prior to Lewis’ death, a girl had rented out a property in Earls Court Road as the venue for her 16th birthday party.

She had drawn up a guest list of around 50 people, careful to invite people she knew from the Hackney area as she was aware of tensions between some of those invited and other males from Camden. The invite however was posted on social media.


The teenager and the majority of her guests were at the party from around 00:40hrs, at which point there were no issues.

Between 02:00hrs and 03:00hrs however, a group of uninvited men, including Lewis, arrived at the property and began trying to get in.

They were refused entry and the front door was closed; one of the guests was heard to say ‘there’s boys outside causing trouble’, at which point the door was forced open and Lewis’ group gained access.

A panic ensued in which many attendees fled the apartment via front door and bedroom in a bid to escape an altercation between Lewis’ group and a number of attendees which then spilled outside onto the street.

Witnesses described seeing a group of around 10 men being chased by a larger group of around 20; members of both parties were reported to have been wearing hooded clothing and to have been armed with weapons, including poles and knives.

Lewis was one of the 111 young people fatally shot or stabbed to death in London in 2018

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ISIS Bride Made Her Choice So She Must Stay With Her Husband In Syria

So the parents of Shamima Begum the ISIS terrorist wife wants compassion for their daughter…. How much compassion did she show the innocent victims whose severed heads she regularly saw in buckets and walked past unfazed?

They claim she was young and did not know what she was doing when at 15 years, she carefully planned her travel, obtained tickets and visas, made her way to the airport and took at least two connecting flights to Syria to join her jihadi boyfriend whom she later married?

For too long, the attitude of the Brits has been to look the other way when kids run riot, grossly misbehave and cause havoc while making excuses of “young age”, “human rights” and “freedom of choice” for all kinds of bad behaviours and their usually grievous consequences.

It is time the UK government takes a firm stand against young people behaving badly and teach them while they can still learn, that every choice and every action has a reaction and price which must be paid for.
They need to learn to take responsibility for choices they make and not always expect others to clear up their mess.

London is full of grieving parents and siblings because some idiotic boys made the choice and decided to take out a knife and stick it straight into the heart of another boy. And while many offenders are successfully prosecuted and sentenced to jail, it is doubtful if the sentences are tough enough to be real deterrents cos many young boys are still willing to carry and use knives.

Enough pamby-pamby-slap-on-the wrist-he-is-only-a-child punishments and treatments dished out on gold rimmed china and golden charger plates.

Its time for harsh punishments commensurate to their heinous crimes.

Shamira Begum made the conscious choice to leave her parents house and join her evil satanic terrorist boyfriend – even after seeing horrendous images of his organisation’s attrocities on social media and the internet.

And not to forget the fact that even now that she is 19, has not shown an iota of remorse for her action or even feigned horror or trauma for the crimes of ISIS.

Her 1 and only reason for wanting to return to the UK is to get free NHS maternity treatment after losing 2 previous babies in the terrorist camp in Syria.

Who is to say that her plan is not to return to Syria as soon as her baby is born……or God forbid, carry out some serious ISIS assignments on the UK mainland.

Please leave her in Syria!

Jailed Rapist Taxi Driver Claimed Victim Fell On Him When His Trousers Were Undone

A TAXI driver has been jailed for raping a woman in his cab.

Ferham Khan was working as a taxi driver in Winchester on September 30, 2017, when he picked up the woman from Broadway at around 1am.

Southampton Crown Court heard how the 33-year-old victim had been enjoying a night out with her friends and, at the end of the evening, called for a taxi to take her home.

The 29-year-old driver from Derby Road, Southampton, believed his passenger had fallen asleep, pulled over in an unknown location and sexually assaulted and orally raped her.

But he tried to defend the attack by saying she ‘fell on him while his trousers were unbuttoned.

The court heard the woman was so scared that she froze.

As soon as police and paramedics turned up, the woman told them of her ordeal.

When questioned by officers, Khan claimed it was an accident, saying that the woman had fallen on him while he had his trousers unbuttoned.

When Khan thought she had passed out through having too much to drink, he called the police and complained that he had an unconscious woman in his car and that he wanted her removed.

Later Khan admitted that was a lie which he had told because he was concerned his wife would find out that he’d had a sexual encounter with another woman.

However, Khan went on, claiming the victim had started touching him first and even suggested sex in return for a cheaper fare.

The judge sentenced the Wessex Cars employee to 12 years’ imprisonment.

Met Police’s New Facial Recognition Technology Trials To Hold In Romford

Live facial technology will be deployed in Romford town centre on Thursday, 14 February as the final part of the Metropolitan Police Service’s trial of the technology.

The MPS committed to carrying out 10 deployments as part of the live facial recognition trial. Nine have already taken place and the final deployment will take place this week.
As with all previous deployments, the technology will be used overtly with a clear uniformed presence and information leaflets will be distributed to the public. Posters with information about the technology will also be displayed in the area.

The technology is being used in Romford as part of the Met’s ongoing efforts to reduce crime in the area, with a specific focus on tackling violence. All the faces on the database to be used during the deployment are of people wanted by the Met and the courts.

The deployment will run for about six hours on the day.
anyone who declines to be scanned will not necessarily be viewed as suspicious, officers will use their judgement to identify any potential suspicious behaviour.

If the technology generates an alert of a match, police officers on the ground will review it and further checks will be carried out to confirm the identity of the individual.
While the Met has been developing this technology, engagement has been carried out with a number of stakeholders.

The deployment was originally due to take place on Friday, 1 February but was rescheduled due to adverse weather conditions.

The strategic lead for live facial technology for the Met, Detective Chief Superintendent Ivan Balhatchet, said: “The Met is currently developing the use of live facial recognition and our trial period is coming to an end.
Following the final deployment this week, a full independent evaluation of the deployments and the technology itself will commence.
“So far, five arrests have been made as a direct result of the system identifying individuals wanted for violent offences. Two of which were made during the deployment in Westminster in December 2018 and three were made on 31 January in Romford town centre.
“Tackling violent crime is a key priority for the Met and we are determined to use all emerging technology available to support standard policing activity and help protect our communities.
“The technology being tested in this trial is developing all the time and has the potential to be invaluable to day-to-day policing.
“We continue to engage with many different stakeholders, some who actively challenge our use of this technology. In order to show transparency and continue constructive debate, we have invited individuals and groups with varying views on our use of facial recognition technology to this deployment

East London Teenager Attacked With Acid

Police in East London are appealing for witnesses following an assault involving a noxious substance in Romford.

Police were called by the London Ambulance Service at 02:45hrs on 30 December 2018 to a residential address on Shepherds Hill following reports that a 17-year-old had been assaulted.

Officers attended and established that a liquid had been thrown in the face of the victim. He told officers that he had been approached by up to four suspects nearby as he was walking along Pages Lane.

The suspects, who had their faces covered, chased the victim before threatening him with knives. They stole his wallet and watch. It is believed that they fled the scene in a silver Toyota Prius.

The victim was taken to an east London hospital for treatment and has since been discharged.

Detectives have carried out a number of enquiries, however, as the area of the assault was not covered by CCTV cameras, they have been unable to identify the suspects.

Officers would like to hear from anyone who was in the area at the time of the assault, or who remembers seeing the Prius.

Anyone with information is asked to call the East Area Command Unit via 101 quoting reference 994/30Dec18

Alternatively, they can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

There have been no arrests and enquiries continue.


Harrods Thug Who Kicked And Punched Defenseless Man To Death Is Jailed

A former shop worker at Harrods and his accomplice who attacked 51-year-old Desmond O’Beirne in Trafalgar Square have been sentenced for their parts in his death.

Lucas Antunes, 22 of no fixed address – who had to be extradited from the US to face justice – was jailed for three years and nine months at the Old Bailey on Friday, 8 February having previously admitted manslaughter.

His friend Luis Abella, also 22 of Marshall Court, SW4 had previously pleaded guilty to attempting to cause actual bodily harm and was sentenced to three months’ imprisonment suspended for two years.

The court heard Antunes ‘began to brag how he had taken out the victim with a single punch’ when he went back to work before fleeing to the US following a public appeal in which police offered a £20,000 reward.

The pair were brought to justice when Abella’s cousin and Antunes’s girlfriend came forward after realising the seriousness of the attack, prosecutor John Clifford said.

Desmond, who lived in Pimlico, had been out for the night and fallen asleep on a grass area outside the National Gallery in Trafalgar Square, WC2.

After waking up he then approached several people for a cigarette, including Antunes and Abella, who took exception and pursued and attacked him at around 00:25hrs on Saturday, 3 June 2017.

The London Ambulance Service attended and treated Desmond at the scene before taking him to hospital. However, he died from his injuries on Wednesday, 20 December 2017.

A post-mortem examination at Westminster Mortuary on 3 January 2018 determined cause of death as a head injury.

Desmond’s death was investigated by the Homicide and Major Crime Command, led by Detective Chief Inspector Noel McHugh.

Abella was originally charged with manslaughter on 15 August 2018 before admitting attempted ABH.

Antunes fled to the US after the incident. Thanks to close liaison with the US authorities, he was traced, detained and extradited back to the UK in September 2018.

He was charged with manslaughter on 27 September.

DCI McHugh said: “Desmond was a completely harmless individual who had gone out that night for a beer and should have quietly gone back home again.

“However Abella and Antunes delivered a mindless and pointless attack on Desmond, punching him in the back of the head and kicking him while he was on the ground. He suffered injuries that would put him in a coma for six months. He never stood a chance.

“The support of the media and the public has been instrumental in gaining justice for Desmond’s family – a witness come forward following our appeals and identified both suspects.

“I am so proud of my detectives for their outstanding work and the US Marshalls who were truly exceptional in securing Antunes’ return from the US and helping ensure he faced justice.

“This case really does show what can be achieved when people come together to help solve crime. I would urge anyone who has information about a crime, who is hesitating to make that call, to see how coming forward can change a family’s life.”

The officers involved in investigating the case were commended for their work by the sentencing Judge.

Desmond’s sister Vivienne Folan said:“Desmond was born on 27 August 1966 and grew up in Edgware, Middlesex where he attended St James’ Catholic School. He was a first-rate student, winning ‘Best in Year’ award at college.

“Desmond spent his whole life working in civil engineering and the construction industry and was a highly skilled professional who specialised in ‘steel fixing’. He was well regarded within his profession.

“He was a hardworking, larger than life character, who lived in Pimlico and worked in and around London. He was my only brother. He leaves behind a 19-year-old son who is currently studying at university.

“It was devastating when I was contacted by his friend and told that he had been brutally attacked in Trafalgar Square. It is extremely difficult for me to express the pain I felt when I had to watch CCTV footage of my brother being attacked from behind by two men whilst running away and then being left for dead. Not only that, but Desmond was on his own and relied on the actions of passers-by to raise the alarm with the emergency services.

“When I visited Desmond in hospital, he was unrecognisable to me both visually and physically because of his injuries from the attack. It was so terribly painful for me to see him like this. He was utterly helpless and unable to recognise or communicate with me in his vegetative state. Desmond did not regain full consciousness and we never again had the opportunity to communicate with each other.

“Desmond’s life was needlessly cut short because of a mindless and cowardly attack by two men who showed no remorse and left my brother for dead.

“We, his family, have found the past 18 months extremely difficult in coming to terms with the brutal and senseless attack on Desmond and the pain and suffering he must have endured in the intervening six months prior to his death from his injuries.

“We have taken some comfort from the tireless investigation carried out by the police officers involved in bringing these two men to justice.

“The officers have been outstanding, from a CCTV image they have pulled out all the stops. There has been exceptional support from the media and public leading to the arrests and justice.

“This is what can be achieved when we all come together; the police cannot do it all on their own, they need our support.”