Defendants were captured on CCTV running towards Victoria Station
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How police brought Sofyen's killers to justice

A young man found guilty of the manslaughter of a schoolboy who was stabbed in a gang attack will not face a retrial for murder.

Junior Bayode, 19, was convicted last October. It was the last of four trials over the death of Sofyen Belamouadden, 15, of Acton, west London.

In total 20 people were tried in connection with the death, three of whom were jailed for murder and five for manslaughter.

The Appeal Court ruled against the Crown Prosecution Service, which had lost an earlier Old Bailey ruling.

BBC London home affairs correspondent Guy Smith looks back at the painstaking police, forensic and legal work that took place to bring those involved to justice in this special report.

  • 24 Apr 2013