Following a 3 week trial, on 28 April a jury at Woolwich Crown Court returned verdicts of guilty against 4 fifteen year old defendants who had attacked 3 Afghan asylum seekers with knives in South East London one of whom was rushed to hospital by air ambulance and underwent emergency surgery. The attack which had taken place in a residential street in broad daylight in May 2016 and followed months of abuse by the gang.  The defendants had all contested their guilt throughout the trial but all we’re convicted by the jury.

The prosecution team was led by George Hepburne Scott who was instructed by CPS Headquarters, London. Sentencing was adjourned to 26 May.