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Henry Bolombi stabbing: Two jailed over 2008 murder

Henry Bolombi
Image caption Henry Bolombi was stabbed after being chased by a gang of youths

Two men have been jailed for life over the fatal stabbing of a boy in London on New Year's Day in 2008.

Onique Nembhard and Jamar Graham, both 25 and of no fixed address, were found guilty on Thursday of murdering Henry Bolombi in Edmonton, north London.

At the Old Bailey, the pair, who were extradited from Jamaica, were told they must serve a minimum of 19 years.

Henry, 17, was attacked by a group of four youths on his way home from seeing in the new year in central London.

Both men also received prison sentences of two years for violent disorder, to run concurrently.

Det Ch Insp Tim Duffield said: "Henry, who lost both parents and his sister in the Congo War, came to the United Kingdom in search of a safer life.

"Sadly, that life was snuffed out in the most callous and brutal way by the actions of these men, who then fled the country in an effort to escape justice."

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