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Man guilty of stabbing teen outside Forest Gate school

Champion Ganda Image copyright Met Police
Image caption Champion Ganda was stabbed 11 times in the head and chest

A man has been found guilty of killing a teenager during a fight outside an east London primary school.

Champion Ganda, 17, was stabbed 11 times in the head and chest near to Sandringham Primary School in Forest Gate on the afternoon of 9 May 2013.

Amani Lynch, 20, of Canning Town, was cleared of murder but found guilty of manslaughter. He was also convicted of wounding a second boy with intent.

Two other men were cleared of all charges at the Old Bailey.

Devante Clifford, 21, of Canning Town, and Marvin Simos, 20, of Woolwich, were both found not guilty following eight days of deliberations by jurors.

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Image caption Amani Lynch was cleared of murder but found guilty of manslaughter

Jurors were told Mr Ganda died in the street as a result of bleeding from his left lung.

Witnesses inside the school grounds said they saw the 17 year old being stabbed on the ground by someone who looked like Lynch.

Lynch was remanded in custody to be sentenced on 24 March.

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