A HERO ex-GB athlete-turned-barrister broke up fight at the murder trial of five drill rappers who killed a rival with swords.

The killers who murdered their victim with huge blades were jailed for a total of 116 years as fighting broke out in court and a QC was forced to step in to prevent the Old Bailey rumble.



After the judge passed sentence enraged supporters of the killers started screaming abuse.

One man in his 20s clambered over the rail of the public gallery and dropped down into the courtroom.

Prosecutor Oliver Glasgow, QC, rushed over to restrain the man with the help of three police officers while objects, including an umbrella and a seat from the dock, were thrown across the court.

The man yelled "I will murder you" to Mr Glasgow and those trying to restrain him he was bundled out of the court and handcuffed in the corridor outside.

Mr Glasgow remaining calm and told concerned onlookers "I am fine," when asked how he was.

The Old Bailey then went into lockdown as three City of London police vans carrying up to 30 officers, including dogs, were called to the scene.

The trial heard how Kamali Gabbidon-Lynck, 19, was cornered by members of a north London gang called the NPK and murdered in front of terrified customers at the Coffee and Cream Hairdressers in Wood Green.

His friend, 20-year-old Jason Fraser, was stabbed eight times and shot once but survived the murder bid on 22 February this year, the Old Bailey heard.

'A PLANNED AND PREMEDITATED MISSION'

Tyrell Graham, 18, along with Sheareem Cookhorn, 21, and three 17-year-olds who can now be named – Ojay Hamilton, Shane Lyons and Jayden O'Neill-Crichlow – were all convicted of murder by a jury.

Both victims had links to a Wood Green-based gang called WGM.

Jailing the gang on Monday, Judge Richard Foster said: "The facts of this case are as shocking as they are futile.

"The public need to know the consequences of this sort of behaviour.

"A disturbing feature of this case is the use of rap music to antagonise others and glorify your conduct. This was a planned and premeditated mission.

"Your actions terrified innocent members of the public going about their business on a Friday evening.

"The murder was witnessed by a four year old and the owner of the salon was too traumatised to give evidence nine months later."

Cookhorn was jailed for a minimum of 28 years, Graham for 25 years, O'Neill Crichlow, Lyons and Hamilton were each locked up for a minimum of 21 years.

'LIFE HAS LITTLE VALUE TO THEM'

Earlier Mr Glasgow told the court: "Life, it would appear, has little value to them and is something to be taken away for almost no reason and then to be the subject of cruel and offensive bragging."

The killers arrived covering their faces on bicycles and soon spotted Mr Gabbindon-Lynck and Mr Fraser walking towards them, with two others.

Both groups brandished their weapons and ran at eachother.

When one of the NPK gang members fired his handgun, Mr Gabbindon-Lynck and his group fled.

Mr Glasgow added: "The rivalry between these two groups has been a violent and bloody one, with each gang carrying out attacks on their rivals and then boasting about it online.

"These defendants have even boasted about the death of Mr Gabbindon-Lynck in rap lyrics."

The three 17-year-olds were cleared of attempted murder but convicted of wounding with intent.

Cookhorn also denied possession of handgun with intent to endanger life and one of the 17-year-olds denied possession of a knife, but both were convicted.

Detective Chief Inspector Simon Stancombe, of Specialist Crime North, said: "So desperate were the defendants to continue their petty postcode rivalry, the gang launched their gun and knife attack outside a busy cinema and several restaurants packed with people and children enjoying their Friday night.

"In truth, there are no winners, no bragging rights or anything to be proud of. One man is dead, another has life changing injuries, a family is utterly bereft and five young men will spend the best days of their lives behind bars."





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