Goodmayes man found guilty of murdering 25-year-old Ashley Latty at a party

Tyler Burton, 29, Ilford, guilty of murdering Ashley Latty

Tyler Burton, 29, Ilford, guilty of murdering Ashley Latty - Credit: Archant

Two men have been found guilty of murdering a 25-year-old at a party.

Tyler Burton, 29, of Aberdour Road, Goodmayes, and Nicholas Terrelonge, 28, from Leytonstone, were both found guilty of attacking 25-year-old Ashley Latty at the Old Bailey yesterday.

Police were called just after 5.30am on May 18 last year to reports of a stabbing outside a function at The Beaver Centre in Selinas Lane, Dagenham.

Ambulance crews rushed Mr Latty to an east London hospital where he was pronounced dead at about 7.15.

Earlier that night he had gone with a friend to a ticketed party on the estate, but as he waited to leave, he was attacked by a group of men , being repeatedly punched and kicked, struck with a bottle and stabbed in a minute-long attack.

CCTV footage showed the group – who also went to the party – loitering by the entrance to the car park before returning, without any known reason, to the centre.

A man was seen covering his face with a jumper, draped over his shoulders, before being handed a bottle by Mr Terrelonge.

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The men then walked together towards where Ashley was standing before attacking him.

A post-mortem examination showed he had been stabbed twice in the back and three times in the chest, one of which entered his heart.

Kestrel Daniel Dyer, 26, from Barking, and Jerome Joseph, 28, of Manor Park Road, Manor Park, were found not guilty of murder, but guilty of attempted GBH.

Nana Oppong, 34, of no fixed abode had pleaded guilty to attempted GBH at the start of the trial, but was found not guilty of murder

All five are due to be sentenced on Monday.

Damien Carnegie, 30, from Leytonstone and Daniel Agyeman, 24, from Thornton Heath were acquitted of all charges.

Aimee Penfold, 25, from Croydon who had been charged with assisting an offender and perverting the course of justice was also found not guilty.

Det chief insp Neale Baldock, of the Met Police’s Homicide and Major Crime Command, said: “Ashley Latty went out that weekend with the sole intention of enjoying himself and his friends’ company; earlier that Saturday he had been a guest at a wedding party.

“He was set upon by a group of men who launched a vicious attack, inflicting severe injuries, which ultimately led to his death.

“These convictions illustrate that if you partake in violence, regardless of the extent, you will be held accountable for your actions.

“We may not know for certain why this attack happened, but what we do know, is the number of families that have been torn apart by the senseless events of that morning.”