Anselm Legemah, 18, has been convicted of one count of violent disorder, following the fatal stabbing of Liam Woodards in Westfield shopping centre in 2012. He will be sentenced on 7th April 2014.
Tony Caton, 22, of Stratford has been convicted of two counts of violent disorder, in relation to an incident which led to the fatal stabbing of Liam Woodards in 2012. He will be sentenced on 7th April 2014.
One man has been convicted of murder and two of violent disorder after the fatal stabbing of Liam Woodards in Westfield shopping centre.Read the full story ›
A teenager has been convicted of stabbing a man to death during a brawl at Westfield Stratford shopping centre just weeks before the start of the 2012 Olympics.
Nii-Azu Kojo-Smith, 19, of Hackney, east London, was found guilty of stabbing Liam Woodards, 24, during a fight involving two gangs on June 29 2012 following a three-month retrial at the Old Bailey.
Kojo-Smith was found guilty of murder by a majority of 11 to 1 after the jury spent 13 days considering its verdict.
Tony Canton, 22, was also convicted of two counts relating to disorder in the shopping centre while Anselm Legemah,19, was convicted of one count of violent disorder.
Sentencing will take place on Monday.
- Four men entered the shopping centre armed with axes and hammers
- A fifth man was waiting in a vehicle outside
- No shots were fired by armed police during the incident
- Five people have been arrested
The raid took place shortly after midnight. Westfield worker Stephen David tweeted this picture of the scene as he left work.
So I leave work and see this.... robbery at Breitling westfield stratford. Axes on floor. Forensics http://t.co/eXk2QG4guq
Armed police have intercepted a daring jewellery raid at the Westfield shopping centre in Stratford, east London. Four men armed with axes and hammers were caught as they smashed the windows of the shop on the ground floor shortly after midnight.
Six out of ten of the highest crime rates in the UK can be found in London, according to new Home Office figures.
Meridian Square in Stratford was the most crime-ridden postcode, with 3, 440 crimes reported in the area.
Next on the list was Westfield Shopping Centre in Shepherd's Bush which had some 2, 524 incidents reported.
That amounts to nearly two hundred offences in the West London shopping centre every month.
A confrontation in the crowded Westfield shopping centre just before the Olympics led to murder and a pitched battle between two gangs, a court heard.
Shoppers looked on in horror as Liam Woodards, 24, was stabbed in the chest after glasses and a yoghurt pot were thrown at rivals.
As he lay dying, youths began fighting, throwing metal chairs and brandishing two knives, the Old Bailey was told.
"It was a joint pitched battle," said Aftab Jafferjee QC, prosecuting.
Nii-Azu Kojo Smith, 18, of Hackney Wick, east London, denies murder at the prestigious site next to the Olympic Park in Stratford, east London, on June 29.
Seven others aged between 18 and 25 deny violent disorder, while five others have pleaded guilty to various offences, the jury was told.