Five violent teenage gang members who stabbed to death a defenceless 17-year-old boy “like vultures” have today been jailed for life.
Kyle Yule was murdered after being spotted sat alone in a silver Renault Clio when it was surrounded by the five thugs who smashed the windows and slashed a tyre .
New video which can only be shown for the first time today shows how they chased him down a street – before stabbing him to death.
Kyle ran from the car to a friend’s house but as he banged on the door was knifed five times by the gang who ignored his pleas for mercy.
A court heard how he was heard pleading with gang leader and pharmaceutical science student Victor Maibvisira, 19, known as Vee: “Vee stop, I’ve had enough. I get the point.”
One of the knife blows from Maibvisira pieced his right armpit and severed an artery.
The hooded and masked teenagers then fled on foot or bikes, leaving Kyle bleeding to death in the front garden. He died on the operating table
The murder in Gillingham in Kent last October was a culmination of a feud when the gang accused one of Kyle’s friends of stealing a bike.
Just five days before the murder CCTV captured Maibvisira, Ephrain Akinwunmi-Streets, 17, and Shezakia Daley, 18, attempted to attack two men outside a pub with machetes, knives and a belt.
All five admitted being there but denied stabbing Kyle.
Maibvisira and Daleywere were the only two to give evidence, each blaming the other for inflicting the fatal blow.
But after a trial at Maidstone Crown Court all five were convicted of murder and sentenced today.
Maibvisira was handed the longest minimum sentence of 24 years while Akinwunmi-Streets, Daley, Tyler Ralph, 17, and Jordan Dania, 16, were given a minimum of 16 years.
Kyle’s mother Nikki Yule wept as she read out a moving victim impact statement to the packed court the murder of her eldest child of four was "savage"
She told the five teenagers: "The night you took the life of my beautiful loved son has ruined my family’s life forever."
Ms Yule said Kyle was looking forward to his 18th birthday in November last year, but never got to celebrate it.
He said “His funeral was two days after his birthday. To those involved in taking his life, how dare you sit there and look forward to your birthday?
“He will never get to see another birthday or Christmas again.
"He will never get married, never have children, never have a chance to see his brothers and sisters grow up.
She branded the five “cowards running around with knives” and added: "Nobody has the right to take somebody else’s life.
"That night I have been told my son was screaming, begging you to stop, and you just carried on.
“He would not hurt anyone. He was not in a gang. He would not start a fight. I know my baby was petrified. He never stood a chance."
Sentencing Judge Adele Williams said: "This case illustrates the problems which occur when young men such as you carry knives and use knives.
“You all had a fascination with knives. I have no doubt you all thought it was glamorous and macho to carry a knife.
“You, Ephrain Akinwunmi-Streets, said in interview you all sometimes wore masks to scare people. You all though it would make people look up to you and to fear you.
“You were all running out of control at this time. You believed the law did not apply to you. During the trial, you all sought to blame each other.
“This was a revenge attack upon another group.
“It was a senseless, ruthless and calculated killing, for which not one of you has at any stage shown any sign of remorse.”
Maibvisira, of Gillingham, Akinwunmi-Streets, from Sittingbourne, Ralph, from Stevenage, Hertfordshire, Daley, 18, of Gillingham, and Dania, from Croydon, south London, all denied murder and violent disorder but were found guilty last week.
Akinwunmi-Streets, known as Velz, was also convicted of the pub affray while Maibvisira and Daley, known as S or Shez, admitted making threats with a machete.
CCTV showed a masked Maibvisira armed with the knife making a slitting motion across his throat.
Senior investigating officer Detective Chief Inspector Ivan Beasley said: "Throughout the trial and although agreeing they were present, each defendant denied being involved in the attack which took Kyle’s life.
"However, the jury rightly saw through these lies.
"This is a tragic case because not only did Kyle lose his life but his friends and family have also been significantly affected.
"Those responsible for Kyle’s death chose to behave in an appalling manner with no regard for his life.
‘These were two separate groups of former friends who fell out over something as small as a push bike and the defendants’ response was to attack a young man with knives"
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