Ragazzo, 16, who stabbed reveller to death at illegal  party is jailed

Ragazzo, 16, who stabbed reveller, 26, to death at illegal ‘End of Lockdownwarehouse party is jailed for four-and-a-half years

  • Jason Nyarko, 26, was attacked at the unlicensed music event on June 26, 2021
  • The party was held at a warehouse near Millwall Football Club in Bermondsey
  • The killer went to the party with the intention of selling drugs and took a knife
  • He claimed Mr Nyarko demanded his drugs, money and a chain he was wearing
  • The killer swung a rainbow knife at Mr Nyarko who later died at the scene
  • He admitted manslaughter and possession of a bladed article and was jailed
  • A 16-year-old boy who stabbed a reveller to death at an illegal ‘End of Confinamento’ warehouse party has been jailed for four and a half years.

    Jason Nyarko, 26, was attacked at the unlicensed music event near Millwall Football Club in Bermondsey, southeast Londra, a giugno 26 l'anno scorso.

    L'assassino, who cannot be named due to his age, said he went to the party with the intention of selling drugs and carried a knife for protection.

    He claimed the confrontation started when Mr Nyarko demanded his drugs, money and the chain he was wearing, which belonged to his grandfather.

    The Old Bailey heard the killer swung a rainbow knife at Mr Nyarko as ravers, who witnessed the incident, screamed out in horror.

    Mr Nyarko attempted to walk away while bleeding heavily, according to a witness, but collapsed and died at the scene despite receiving CPR from a 17-year-old boy and later from paramedics.

    His sister described him as the family’s ‘protectorwho had ‘hopes and goals that he wanted to achieve’.

    L'assassino, who has since turned 17, claimed he was ‘acting at all times in self-defence’.

    He admitted manslaughter and possession of a bladed article and was jailed for four and a half years.

    Jason Nyarko, 26, died after he was stabbed at an unlicensed music event near Millwall Football Club in Bermondsey, southeast London, a giugno 26 l'anno scorso

    Jason Nyarko, 26, died after he was stabbed at an unlicensed music event near Millwall Football Club in Bermondsey, southeast London, a giugno 26 l'anno scorso

    L'assassino, who cannot be named due to his age, said he went to the party with the intention of selling drugs and carried a knife for protection. Nella foto: police at the scene

    L'assassino, who cannot be named due to his age, said he went to the party with the intention of selling drugs and carried a knife for protection. Nella foto: police at the scene

    The Old Bailey heard tickets for the unlicensed event on June 26, 2021, were available to purchase online, with buyers sent a QR code to be scanned on the door, but attendees were being allowed entry by paying on the door.

    Prosecutor Charlotte Newell said revellers witnessed the confrontation between Mr Nyarko and the killer, urlando: ‘He’s being stabbed.’

    Referring to a statement made by a partygoer who saw the attack, lei disse: ‘He could see that Jay [Nyarko] was bleeding and trying to get a knife out of the defendant’s hand.

    ‘He had his hand around it with the tightest grip.’

    The witness described the weapon as ‘a multi-coloured rainbow folding knife’.

    ‘Mr Nyarko tried to walk away, which he did for some distance, but he then collapsed,’ Ms Newell added.

    The defendant had been arrested twice in 18 months for possession of knives, la corte ha sentito.

    Jessica Nyarko, Mr Nyarko’s sister, said in a statement read out in court: ‘Words cannot even begin to describe the impact that your actions have had on myself and my family.

    ‘You have single handedly ripped apart an entire family. You decided to play God and take Jason away from us.

    ‘He played a huge role in our family. He was our protector. He had hopes and goals that he wanted to achieve.

    ‘He will never get the chance to come back to us.’

    Lei ha aggiunto: ‘I hope it affects you physically, emotionally and mentally.

    ‘What parents want to know they have spent all these years raising a child who is capable of this?'

    Jeremy Dein, QC, difendendo, described Mr Nyarko’s death as ‘truly tragic’ and said: ‘Nothing I propose to say is designed to undermine that.’

    He said the victim was trying to pin the defendant down and that the defendant’s actions were ‘in responseto that.

    Ha aggiunto: 'In breve, when the defendant set out that night it was not his intention to go partying.

    ‘He accepts that he had drugs in his possession and that he was going to sell them.

    ‘He was confronted by Jason Nyarko and the others. He was selling drugs on their patch and he was surrounded by this group, questioning him where he was from and making it clear they didn’t want him there.

    ‘He tried to walk away but was further surrounded.

    The killer claimed the confrontation started when Mr Nyarko demanded his drugs, money and the chain he was wearing, which belonged to his grandfather. Nella foto: officers and paramedics at the scene

    The killer claimed the confrontation started when Mr Nyarko demanded his drugs, money and the chain he was wearing, which belonged to his grandfather. Nella foto: officers and paramedics at the scene

    Mr Dein said the defendant refused to give up his necklace as it had sentimental value, having previously been his grandfather’s.

    He claimed the defendant heard a bottle smash and felt a blow to his head before seeing Mr Nyarko ‘moving his hands to where he believed a knife to be’.

    '[Il difensore] swung out in his defence,’ said Mr Dein. ‘The defence admits that in the course of the incident he must have stabbed Jason Nyarko a number of times. This was a very fast moving incident.

    ‘It was Jason Nyarko whom the defendant believed was armed with a knife.

    ‘It is clear from the footage that Jason Nyarko was pinning the defendant down.

    ‘Those in his company were certainly compensating by kicking the defendant in the head.

    ‘Whether he in fact would have been the victim of murder or manslaughter had the knife not been in his possession is a matter of pure speculation, but that is what he perceived.’

    negato, ma è stato condannato per omicidio e cospirazione per causare gravi lesioni personali dopo un processo di sei settimane e mezzo, L'adolescente è accusato di avere il dispositivo in "circostanze tali da far sorgere un ragionevole sospetto" di non averlo posseduto per uno scopo legittimo, accepted the defendant’s account that Mr Nyarko had confronted him.

    'Come conseguenza, you pulled out a knife and tried to warn him off’, Ha aggiunto.

    ‘You were acting in self defence, but with unreasonable force in these circumstances.

    ‘You didn’t intend to use the knife and never intended any violence.’

    He jailed the defendant for four years and six months.

    In seguito, detective chief inspector Brian Howie, who led the investigation, disse: ‘Jason’s death tragically illustrates the awful consequences that carrying weapons can bringa young man’s life has been cut short in its prime and Jason’s family and friends have been left to deal with the pain of this loss.

    'Inoltre, a teenage boy will now spend time in prison as a result of his actions that night.’