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Five jailed for gang killing

Andrew Jaipaul was stabbed multiple times. Credit: Metropolitan Police handout.

Five gang members, who stabbed a 21-year-old to death at the height of a tit-for-tat turf war, have been handed life sentences.

The youths - who were aged between 15 and 21 - have all been found guilty of the murder of Andrew Jaipaul in Holloway in June 2011.

He was attacked by an armed mob, who had traveled into enemy territory to get revenge for the stabbing of one of their senior members earlier the same day.

Mr Jaipaul, who was simply 'in the wrong place at the wrong time' was stabbed up to 25 times after being chased into a children's play area. Several weapons were later found at the scene.

The five were sentenced as follows:

  • Tirrell Ball-Thomas, 19 - jailed for life to serve a minimum of 11 years;

  • A 15-year-old boy - jailed for life to serve a minimum of nine years;

  • A (now) 18-year-old boy - jailed for life to serve a minimum of 12 years;

  • Tommy McInerny, 21 - jailed for life to serve a minimum of 18 years;

  • Jojo Mafwa, 19 - jailed for life to serve a minimum of 12 years.

Jojo Mafwa was jailed for life to serve a minimum of 12 years. Credit: Metropolitan Police handout.
Tommy McInerny was jailed for life to serve a minimum of 18 years. Credit: Metropolitan Police handout.
Tirrell Ball-Thomas was jailed for life to serve a minimum of 11 years. Credit: Metropolitan Police handout.

A sixth man, Warren Brooks, 23, of no fixed abode was found not guilty of murder but guilty of conspiracy to cause grievous bodily harm. He was jailed for seven years.

Warren Brooks was found not guilty of murder but guilty of conspiracy to cause grievous bodily harm. Credit: Metropolitan Police handout.