A 20th person involved in the fatal stabbing of Sofyen Belamouadden has been sentenced to 11 years imprisonment today.
Junior Bayode, now 19, was one of the mob who chased 15-year-old Sofyen to Victoria station in 2010, beating him and attacking him with knives and other sharp weapons. Bayode was one of the attackers who were actually armed.
Even though Bayode was armed, at a trial in October in 2011 the jury failed to find him guilty of murder. He was charged with the lesser charge of manslaughter today in court, but his 12 year sentence was reduced to 11 years because he is in remission from lymphoma – a cancer of the blood.
He was also sentenced to seven years for conspiracy to cause GBH. In total, those convicted for Sofyen’s murder have been sentenced to 129 years.
Sofyen was killed in March 2010 suffering from fatal wounds to the heart and lung after a school rivalry fight was arranged on Facebook.