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Four convicted of shooting innocent Sainsbury's worker in mistaken identity park killing

Rene Montaque, Karlos Gracia, Alhassan Jalloh and Taalib Rowe shot Kwasi Mensah-Ababio in the head in Monks Park in Wembley. They did so falsely believing he was a rival gang member.

| Press Release , Violent crime , CPS, London North News

Grenfell fraudster who wrote ‘Glenfell’ as address jailed for five years over £32,000 con

A fraudster who claimed to be a Grenfell Tower resident who was in hospital recovering from surgery when he was actually in prison at the time, has been convicted of fraud and jailed after racking up a bill of nearly £32,000.

| Press Release , Fraud and economic crime , CPS, London North News

Woman admits feud killing

A female killer who stabbed another woman in the heart as part of a series of arguments between two groups of friends has pleaded guilty to manslaughter.

| Press Release , Violent crime , CPS, London North News

Killer who murdered for Nike trainers convicted and jailed for life

Fifteen-year-old Perry Jordan-Brammer was stabbed 10 times all over his body following the confrontation in Tottenham.

| Press Release , Violent crime , CPS, London North News

Teen convicted of murdering Solomon Small in Brixton

A student who fist-bumped his victim before stabbing him repeatedly has been found guilty of murder.

| Press Release , Violent crime , CPS, London North News

Three convicted of killing during Euston drill music video shoot

Tashawn Brewster, 21, Abdoullie Ceesay, 28, and Oliver Petts, 30, stabbed 22-year-old sports management graduate Bright Akinleye to death after an encounter in Euston. The victim was there to help with a music video recording.

| Press Release , Violent crime , CPS, London North News

Mother convicted in airline row over child’s buggy

A mother who assaulted a pilot in a row over her three-year-old child’s buggy has been convicted.

| Press Release , Violent crime , CPS, London North News

Two killers who fist-bumped to celebrate fatally stabbing a teenager jailed

Two killers who fist bumped to celebrate fatally stabbing a teenager who was on his way to the shops to buy some milk have been jailed.

| Press Release , Violent crime, Youth crime , CPS, London North News

Doctor jailed for using guise of intimate medical examinations to sexually assault women patients

A doctor who persuaded women to undertake unnecessary intimate medical examinations has been sentenced for sexually assaulting 24 of his female patients.

| Press Release , Sexual offences , CPS, London North News

Killer who murdered 89-year-old in Tottenham home jailed for life with minimum 34 years

Reece Dempster, 23, made his way into widow Dorothy Woolmer’s home in Tottenham while she slept in her bed.

| Press Release , Violent crime, Sexual offences , CPS, London North News

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