Man guilty of killing actor from CBBC's MI High

Carl Beatson Asiedu
Image caption Carl Beatson Asiedu was stabbed in the heart

A 21-year-old man has been found guilty of killing a children's TV actor who died from being stabbed in the heart.

Carl Beatson Asiedu, 19, who had appeared in CBBC's MI High, died near Club Life nightclub in Vauxhall, south London, in August 2009, the Old Bailey heard.

Junior Ademujimi-Falade, of Camberwell, was found guilty of his manslaughter.

Mr Asiedu, the son of a pastor and a midwife, had been performing at the nightclub as part of a rap outfit.

Ademujimi-Falade was a friend of the man suspected of stabbing the victim. The suspect is believed to have fled to Nigeria.

Mr Asiedu, a student at De Montfort University in Leicester, was attacked by a group including former school associates who bullied him and who detectives believed may have been jealous of his success.

Both Mr Asiedu and his friend Peter Lama were stabbed. Mr Lama survived the knifing.

Richard Whittam QC, prosecuting, said: "There has been no suggestion that either of the young men had done anything to invite the violence visited on them.

"Sadly the use of knives or other such weapons by young men is all too prevalent."

Ademujimi-Falade was remanded in custody for sentencing on 2 December.

Mr Asiedu, who also starred in a Black Police Association anti-knife crime video, had a small role in several episodes of MI High, a children's programme about youngsters working as spies.

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