Victoria station killing of Sofyen Belamouadden: Man guilty
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.
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.
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.
The 19 other defendants
- Obi Nwokeh, 20, Christopher Omoregrie and Samson Odegbune, both 19, were convicted of murder and conspiracy to cause grievous bodily harm and in April were told they must serve a minimum of 18 years in jail.
- Victoria Osoteku, 20, the only woman to be charged, was jailed for 12 years for manslaughter and conspiracy to cause GBH over the attack.
- Adonis Akra, 19, Samuel Roberts, 20, and Femi Oderinwale, 19, were found guilty of manslaughter and conspiracy to cause GBH.
- Tyrone Richards, 17, and 19-year-old Enoch Amaoh were convicted of conspiracy to cause grievous bodily harm and violent disorder.
- Amarl Wood, 18, Tayo Emmanuel Ajayi and Chris Goncalves, both 20; Olawale Olaribigbe, Lewis Ryan Sinclair, Selassie Ahiaku, and Melvin Mensah, all 19, were convicted of violent disorder.
- Jason Chiedeu Nwogbe, Faruq Adeniji and Higor Mampuya, all 19, were acquitted.