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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.

East London Knife Deaths: London Youths Desensitised To Violence, Knife Crime Has Gone Crazy

The head of a boxing academy which helps young people stay out of gangs said today London’s youths are “desensitised” to violence as it emerged four of its members have been killed in the past year.

Jacob Whittingham, head of programmes for charity Fight For Peace, said murders of young people in the capital had become “normalised”.

Promise Nkenda, 17, was run over, chased and stabbed to death a mile away from his home in Canning Town.


He attended the boxing academy in Newham – which has received praises from heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua – along with other victims Jordan Ajobo, 21, Karim Samms, 16, and Corey Junior Davis 14.

Karim Samms was shot and killed last April

Mr Whittingham said: “The levels of knife and gun crime in London at present are completely intolerable, with young people in disadvantaged communities being disproportionately affected.”

Promise, a popular teenager and aspiring music producer who dreamed of working with Dizzee Rascal, was friends with Karim who was shot in the head and killed in April last year.

His family, including father Ndomingiedie Nkenda and sister Maludi Nkenda, said they believed Promise was “set up” and killed over a postcode rivalry.

Corey Junior Davis was shot in the back of the head in a playground

Mr Whittingham said: “We would not comment on whether or not Promise’s death was a result of a postcode war as it could have been a variety of things. It could be the result of a rival area. We don’t want to say that it was a gang either.

“The sad fact is it could be either one of those or a combination of all of them. What is shocking is the way it has become normalised. All of the young people seem to just accept it. They are desensitised.

“Promise was a big character at Fight for Peace and his presence will be sorely missed by all of those whose lives he touched.”

Jordan Ajobo was stabbed to death near London City Airport

The latest killing follows that of Mr Ajobo, who was stabbed to death after being ambushed near City airport in November.

Mr Ajobo, who coached at the club and was described a “peacemaker” and “role model” for younger members, was also instrumental in establishing a tribute wall to Karim.

Corey Junior Davis, from Newham, was shot in the back of the head in a playground on September 4 in what is believed to be a revenge attack over a stabbing at the Westfield centre.

His mother, Keisha McLeod, was trying to move him out of London because she feared he was being groomed by gangs.

Promise’s sister Ms Nkenda, 34, said the government needed to do more to combat the threat faced by London’s youngsters.

“Knife crime has gone crazy. It has to stop. My brother was too young to have his life ended in that way, he was just getting started.

“As soon as you hit 16 you are not safe. I’m scared for all the boys around here. No-one is free to live their lives or even to go to the shops.

“Promise was friendly, bubbly and down to earth. He never got into trouble. I can’t believe he is gone.”

His heartbroken father added: “It just needs to stop. I can’t even speak.”

A spokesman for the Met described Promise’s killing as a “sustained and possibly targeted attack”.


Extracted from a story in Evening Standard

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A murder investigation has been launched after a teenager was stabbed to death in broad daylight in north London.

Police were called to reports of a group of youths fighting with knives in Tottenham shortly before 6pm on Tuesday.

The schoolboy was stabbed to death in front of a crowd of fellow students after claims of a row over a girl on social media.

Osman Sharif, 16, was knifed once in the chest with a kitchen knife on Tottenham Green, next to busy Tottenham High Road, in broad daylight at 5.17pm yesterday.


There were claims he was killed in a fight which flared after footage of girls fighting was shared on the Snapchat social media site.

A brawl broke out and his attacker pulled out a kitchen knife in front of a crowd of students and plunged it into the teenager’s chest.

Officers and paramedics were scrambled to the scene where they found the boy, believed to be 17, with critical stab wounds.

Despite efforts to save his life, the teenager died at the scene in Tynemouth Road, Scotland Yard said.

Osman’s older brother was seen by witnesses running over to his body and screaming “help me, he is dying”.

Devastated family members were at the scene in Tynemouth Road last night as a murder inquiry was launched.

Sally Mungani, his aunt, paid an emotional tribute to the “bright and popular” media student who lived at home with his mother and two brothers.

He is the ninth teenage victim of knife crime in the capital so far this year.

Osman was stabbed over a video on Snapchat, witnesses said (Nigel Howard)


She said: “He was never in trouble, he was a good boy. He was never connected to any gangs or even been arrested it is a huge shock. He was so young, he was just turning 17 next month.

“Osman would light up the room he was so funny. You would just have to look at him and you would smile.

“We would like anyone who knows what happened to come forward because he didn’t deserve to die in that way. For him to be killed for no reason, it’s too much to take.

“We are losing a lot of young boys‘ lives every day like this. People need to look out for each other.

“But we have lost Osman and he is never coming back.”

Murder: Police taped of the road after the teenager was stabbed to death

Pictures from the scene show the road taped off while officers investigate. Part of the nearby Tottenham Green park is also believed to have been cordoned off following the knife attack.

An air ambulance was spotted landing in the area.

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A Metropolitan Police spokeswoman said: “Police are in the process of informing next of kin. A post-mortem examination will be held in due course.”

No arrests have been made.

Anyone with any information concerning this incident is asked to call police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111. You can also tweet information to police via @MetCC