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Victoria station killer Junior Bayode to be retried for murder

  • 26 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 is to face a retrial over the death 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 group of youths in 2010.

Junior Bayode, 19, was convicted of manslaughter at the Old Bailey on Wednesday but jurors could not agree a verdict on a murder charge.

Bayode, from Streatham in south London, is to stand trial next April.

He was also found guilty of conspiracy to commit grievous bodily harm.

Kicked in head

Next year's trial will be the sixth since Sofyen was killed in the 12-second attack on 25 March.

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.

Image caption Sofyen Belamouadden was chased by a gang of youths into the Tube ticket hall

A total of 20 people were tried in connection with Sofyen's death.

Obi Nwokeh, 20, and 19-year-old's Christopher Omoregrie and Samson Odegbune 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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