Victoria station killing of Sofyen Belamouadden: Man guilty

  • 24 October 2012
  • From the section London
Junior Bayode
Image caption Bayode was the last of 20 people to be tried in connection with Sofyen's death

A man has been convicted of the manslaughter of a schoolboy who was fatally stabbed in a gang attack during rush hour at London's Victoria station.

Sofyen Belamouadden, 15, of Acton, west London, was killed after being chased by a crowd of youths from the concourse and into the Tube ticket hall.

At the Old Bailey, Junior Bayode, 19, was also convicted of conspiracy to commit grievous bodily harm.

Bayode was the last of 20 people to be tried in connection to Sofyen's death.

Image caption Sofyen Belamouadden was killed in a 12-second attack

The GCSE student was stabbed nine times in a clash between two sets of pupils from west London schools in front of hundreds of commuters on 25 March 2010.

The jury could not agree a verdict on murder and Bayode, from Streatham in south London, was remanded in custody until Friday for the Crown Prosecution Service to decide if it will seek a retrial.

If it goes ahead, it will be the sixth trial since the aspiring footballer was killed in the 12-second attack.

Image caption Obi Nwokeh, Christopher Omoregie and Samsom Odegbune were convicted of murder

Obi Nwokeh, 20, Christopher Omoregrie and Samson Odegbune, both 19, were sentenced to life for murder in April, with minimum terms of 18 years.

Victoria Osoteku, 20, the only woman to be charged, was seen on CCTV kicking Sofyen in the head as he lay dying on the ground.

She also helped with buying the knives that were used in the attack.

Osoteku was jailed for 12 years for manslaughter in April, along with three other youths.

Twelve other youths received sentences for lesser offences and three were acquitted.

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