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Kingston Oceana nightclub murder: Two found guilty

Brandon Francis and Levan Greenfield
Image caption Brandon Francis and Levan Greenfield were convicted at the Old Bailey

Two men have been found guilty of stabbing to death a man in a nightclub in south-west London.

Jamie Sanderson, 20, of Southall, west London, was attacked at the Oceana nightclub in Kingston, in the early hours of 25 October.

Brandon Francis, 19, of Camberwell and Levan Greenfield, 22, of Peckham, will be sentenced on Wednesday.

Benjamin Onwuma, 20 of Walworth and Ashley Milne, 23 of Peckham, were acquitted at the Old Bailey of murder.

'Living violent lives'

A post-mortem examination gave the cause of death as a stab wound to the heart.

Image caption Jamie Sanderson died on his way to hospital

Det Insp Mark Lawson, of the Homicide and Serious Crime Command, said it was a "cowardly and senseless attack".

"These men... were living violent lives to the extent that they believed that they could get away with killing a man as revenge for what started out as a petty argument as all parties were leaving the club.

"I would like to thank the many witnesses who came forward and gave evidence and commend them for their bravery on the night.

"I would also like to praise Jamie's mother and sister for their courage and dignity throughout this lengthy trial.

"None of the defendants have shown any remorse during the trial and shown a complete disregard for the victim and the impact it has had on the family."

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