Downham stabbing: Four sentenced for manslaughter

(L-r) Lance Sloley, Jordache Smith-Challis, Shyheim Green and Mickyle Bromfield Image copyright Met Police
Image caption The four men received sentences of up to 12 years for the manslaughter of Afyon Saint-Hilaire

Four men have been jailed for fatally stabbing a man in the leg during a "robbery that went wrong" in south London.

Afyon Saint-Hilaire, 22, from Bromley, was found in the rear of a car in Downham in July. He died a short time later.

The men were all sentenced for up to 12 years for manslaughter at the Old Bailey.

Two other men were cleared of any involvement

'Horrified onlookers'

Lance Sloley, 23, of Broughton Road, Thornton Heath and Shyheim Green, 20, of Joshua Close, Croydon, were sentenced to 12 years each for manslaughter and conspiracy to rob.

Jordache Smith-Challis, of Bexhill Road, Brighton, was handed 11 years for the same offences.

Mickyle Bromfield, 24, of Field Lane, Brentford, was also sentenced to 10 years for possession of a firearm with intent to endanger life.

Scotland Yard said it was called to reports of a fight on Coniston Road at about 20:54 BST on 13 July.

Mr Saint-Hilaire was found with stab wounds to his leg and was pronounced dead at the scene.

Det Insp Richard Leonard said: "This was a case of robbery that went very wrong and ended with the death of a young man in front of horrified onlookers."

Marcus El-Alfy, 18, of Vincent Close, Bromley and Vishal Deowram, 18, of Wharfedale Gardens, Thornton Heath were cleared of any involvement.

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