Mahad Mohammed murder: Two jailed for Battersea stabbing

Mahad Mohammed
Image caption Mahad Mohammed had gone to the estate to meet the pair who then killed him

Two of teenagers have been jailed for life for murdering a 20-year-old after an apparent drug row.

Mahad Mohammed was stabbed to death in a housing estate in Battersea, south London, on 22 June last year.

Jermaine Sawyers, 19, of no fixed address, and Cori Lindsey, 18, of Wandsworth, south London, were found guilty of murder last month.

Sawyers must serve a minimum term of 20 years and Lindsey a minimum of 14 years six months.

Residents of the estate were woken by shouting and Mr Mohammed's screams for help.

The victim was then witnessed running away while bleeding heavily before collapsing in the street.

Mr Mohammed was in the area voluntarily after agreeing to meet the defendants.

Cairns Nelson, QC, prosecuting, told the Old Bailey he was killed over a drug-related incident.

A post-mortem examination found he had suffered stab wounds to his back, hip, chest and neck.

'Utterly indifferent'

Judge Richard Marks told Sawyers: "I am satisfied you were the main player in these events and committed the stabbing.

"You left the scene utterly indifferent to the serious injuries which had been inflicted."

Omar Harrison, 19, of Kenmore Road, Harrow, north London, was cleared of murder but found guilty of manslaughter.

He was jailed for nine years.

Det Insp Dave Reid said: "Mahad Mohammed was viciously assaulted and murdered.

"Whatever the reason for his meeting, Mahad was outnumbered and brutally attacked without any opportunity to defend himself or get away."

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