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Edmonton warehouse fire

Fire crews are battling a blaze at an industrial estate in Edmonton.

100 firefighters have been trying to control the flames on Advent Way in Upper Edmonton since 3am. 15 fire engines from at least eight boroughs are at the scene.

Fire crews battling to put out a fire at a warehouse in Edmonton Credit: Paul Wood

Station Manager John Tovey said: “The fire is affecting a range of single storey industrial units and crews are working really hard to get it under control.

“Fortunately the buildings on fire are located on an industrial estate and are away from any residential properties “

"My heart is broken", says mother

"I was picking out his coffin on his birthday," said Negus' mother Credit: Metropolitan Police

Simon Denison, QC, prosecuting, said:

"A group of seven boys from the GMG gang rode out of EN3 on bicycles, like a hunting posse, south into N9, in order to carry out that attack. Negus was riding his bike with some other lads when he was spotted, chased and killed."

Negus's mother Ingrid said in a statement to the court:

"My heart is broken. Negus died just before his 16th birthday. He did not get to finish school. There was no prom for him. I was picking out his coffin on his birthday."

Of her son's killers, she said:

"I am angry and hate what they have done. It seems these young boys have no respect for life, even their own. One day, if they become parents they will think about Negus and the pain they have caused."

The defendants were remanded to this afternoon for sentencing.

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