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One man and two youths convicted of the manslaughter of Ramarni Crosby

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One man and two youths have been convicted of the manslaughter of 16-year-old Ramarni Crosby, who was stabbed to death in Gloucester city centre in December 2021.

Levi Cameron and two youths who cannot be named for legal reasons were convicted by a jury at Bristol Crown Court today. A fourth defendant, Callum Charles-Quebella, had already pleaded guilty to manslaughter.

On 12 December 2021, two rival groups of men and youths arranged to meet up for a fight in Gloucester city centre. The incident followed a fight that had taken place between two group members around a week earlier.

When the two groups came together on Stratton Road, the group that included Ramarni Crosby was outnumbered by eight to five. The defendants made up the larger group and were armed with weapons including knives and a meat cleaver.

Ramarni’s group ran while the defendants gave chase, but Ramarni collapsed on the street with stab wounds to his back and an injury to his skull caused by a blow from a sharp object. An ambulance was called, but Ramarni had been fatally injured.

Andy Pritchard, of the CPS, said: “The case involved analysis of a number of sources of evidence, including phone messages and CCTV, which were key in building the case. This showed the defendants planning a fight with a rival group, revealed that they knew some of their own group would be carrying weapons, and tracked their arrival at the scene of the fatal attack, and then away from it.

“This is another tragic case which highlights the terrible impact of young people carrying knives. The CPS is committed to working with our colleagues in the police to tackle knife crime."

Notes to editors

  • Andy Pritchard is a Specialist Prosecutor for the CPS South West Complex Casework Unit
  • The CPS had charged three men and five youths with the murder of Ramarni Crosby. The function of the CPS is not to decide whether a person is guilty of a criminal offence, but to make fair, independent and objective assessments about whether it is appropriate to present charges for a jury to consider, and we respect their decision.

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