Four teenagers found guilty of murder of Battersea boy Mahamed Hassan

Four teenagers have been found guilty of the murder of 17-year-old Mahamed Hassan, who was fatally stabbed in Wandsworth in April 2017.

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. Tyriq Aboagye, 18, of Westbury Road, Ilford was found guilty of murder, violent disorder, and perverting the course of justice. A 17-year-old boy 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, on the Winstanley and York Gardens estate at 1.25am 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 2.50am. 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 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.

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