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Teen guilty of murdering boy in Camberwell phone row

Temidayo Ogunneye
Image caption Temidayo died after being stabbed in Camberwell

A 16-year-old has been found guilty at the Old Bailey of murdering a boy who was stabbed in the heart when he tried to get his stolen mobile phone back.

Temidayo Ogunneye, 15, was stabbed outside the flats in Cormont Road, Camberwell, south-east London, in May last year after a fight broke out.

Nathan McLeod stabbed Temidayo as he tried to run away but slipped on a patch of grass, the court heard.

McLeod, of Thornton Heath, admitted two counts of robbery but denied murder.

The judge lifted a court order which prevented the killer from being identified because of his age.

Two 19-year-old men, and a 17-year-old girl who cannot be named for legal reasons, were cleared of murder.

'Promising' boy

Darius Kwakye, of Camberwell, was found guilty of two counts of robbery for taking the victim's phone and another belonging to his friend. Kieron Carew-Donaldson and McLeod had earlier admitted the same offences.

On the day of the fatal attack, McLeod had appeared at Camberwell Youth Court accused of a knife attack on a man who had come to service a boiler at his home, the court heard.

He was given an eight-month detention and training order for the attack.

In a victim impact statement by Temidayo's father, Babjide Ogunneye said his son, whom he called Dayo, was "an obedient and promising son and brother" who enjoyed singing and was "a bit of a genius with his gadgets and computer".

He said: "Dayo's death has devastated us all. It has left a huge void in our lives.

"I feel shocked and depressed every time I hear the sirens of the emergency services, particularly ambulance and police, as I get a feeling that Dayo is in the emergency vehicle."

McLeod, Kwakye and Carew-Donaldson will be sentenced on 15 March.

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