Teenager found guilty of stabbing schoolboy Quamari Serunkuma-Barnes to death outside school gates


A 15-year-old boy has been found guilty of chasing and stabbing another boy to death outside the gates of his school.

The boy, who cannot be identified for legal reasons, was found guilty by a jury at the Central Criminal Court on 30 June.

Quamari Serunkuma-Barnes, also 15, was chased and stabbed three times by a masked person outside the Capital City academy in Willesden on January 23. He died in hospital later that day.

Rob Davis, District Crown Prosecutor, from the CPS London Homicide team, said: "CCTV showed a figure lying in wait for Quamari wearing dark clothing.

"The defendant denied he was the masked killer, but the prosecution argued that Quamari recognised his murderer, and said his first name to a nurse before he died.

"Mobile phone cell site evidence confirmed that the defendant was in the area at the time of the stabbing.

"He was also recognised by one of the schoolchildren who witnessed the horrific attack.

"Our thoughts are with Quamari’s family and friends."