Ilford teenager found guilty of murder
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An Ilford teenager has been found guilty of the murder of 17-year-old Mahamed Hassan, who was fatally stabbed in Wandsworth in April 2017.
Eighteen-year-old Tyriq Aboagye, of Westbury Road, was found guilty of murder, violent disorder, and perverting the course of justice.
Donald Goate-Oueyeya, 18, of Stockwell Road, Lambeth was found guilty of murder. He pleaded guilty to violent disorder at an earlier hearing.
Kishon Allen, 19, of Mount Road, Mitcham was found guilty of murder, and violent disorder.
A 17-year-old from Tooting was found guilty of murder. He pleaded guilty to violent disorder at an earlier hearing.
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All four were convicted at the Old Bailey on Thursday, March 15, following a trial which started on January 8, 2018. They are all due to be sentenced at the same court on Wednesday, March 28.
The jury heard that police and the London Ambulance Service were called to Sullivan Close, Wandsworth at 1.25am on Sunday, April 23 to reports of a stabbing.
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Mahamed was found at the scene. He was taken to a south London hospital where he was pronounced dead at 2.50am.
A post-mortem examination on Tuesday, April 25 at St George’s Hospital Mortuary gave the cause of death as a stab wound to the abdomen.
The case was investigated by the Homicide and Major Crime Command, led by Det Ch Insp Graeme Gwyn.
Inquiries established that Mahamed was chased up Meyrick Road and stabbed outside Scholey House in Sullivan Close.
As a result of the investigation the four teenagers were arrested and charged.
After the court case, Det Insp 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 and 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.