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UK NEWS: TEENS GIVEN LIFE SENTENCES FOR THE MURDER OF KWAME OFOSU-ASARE

Via BBC News Two teenagers have been given life terms for the murder of an innocent schoolboy. Kwame Ofosu-Asare, 17, was stabbed after being chased through the Moorlands Estate in Brixton, south London, in March. Judge Richard Marks ordered Nelson Idiabeta, 18, of no fixed address, should serve a minimum term of 19 years and Nathaniel Okusanya, 19, from Lambeth, must serve 20 years. BBC London Crime reporter Guy Smith spoke to Det Chief Insp John McFarlane and Kwame’s uncle Alexander Asare. CLICK HERE []

UK NEWS: GRANDMOTHER CONVICTED OF CAUSING THE DEATH OF INNOCENT SHOPPER /CCTV IMAGES

Victim Kevin Tripp was killed by a single punch to the head. Via The Daily Mail His face contorted with rage, a thug kills an innocent shopper with a single blow after a trivial argument over queue jumping in Sainsbury’s. A chilling sequence of startlingly clear CCTV images shows Tony Virasami – who was wearing an electronic tag at the time of the offence – mistakenly identifying Kevin Tripp and then striking him. Mr Tripp, 57, a father of one who was in []

UK NEWS: MURDERED ANNAKA PINTO ‘WAS VICTIM OF DANCE TROUPE FUED’

Victim: Annaka Pinto A teenage girl was shot in the head after a falling-out between members of a female dance group known as the X Squad, the Old Bailey was told yesterday. Annaka Pinto, 17, who had just completed her GCSE exams, was shot on the dancefloor of a nightclub in North London. She died hours later in hospital. The man accused of killing her, Triston Walker, 22, was allegedly seen posturing with a gun in his waistband minutes before the shooting. []

UK NEWS: SHAKILUS MURDER ACCUSED IN COURT

Murdered: Shakilus Townsend Four teenagers, including a girl of 15, have appeared in court accused of murdering 16-year-old Shakilus Townsend in south London. Shakilus, from Deptford, was beaten with a baseball bat and repeatedly stabbed in Thornton Heath on 3 July. Tyrell Ellis, 18, of Thornton Heath, two youths, aged 17 and 16, and the girl, were remanded in custody by Sutton Magistrates. One man, 22, has been bailed while a fifth youth was arrested on Thursday. The defendants will next appear []

UK NEWS: TEENAGERS ARRESTED OVER OXFORD STREET STABBING DEATH / MURDER VICTIM WAS ALSO SET TO STAND TRIAL FOR HORRIFIC RAPE ATTACK

Police say Steven Bigby was stabbed after a drink was thrown Two teenagers have been arrested by police investigating the fatal stabbing of a man in London’s West End. Steven Bigby, 22, was stabbed in the chest soon after leaving a McDonald’s restaurant on Oxford Street with friends on Monday afternoon. Detectives arrested two men aged 18 and 19 in connection with the killing. Police said Mr Bigby died after two groups clashed in a “spontaneous incident”. A knife has been recovered from []