Man jailed for Babafemi manslaughter

Written by on November 25, 2015 in Crime, News - Comments Off on Man jailed for Babafemi manslaughter
Evan Edwards

Evan Edwards

A 20-year-old man involved in a disturbance on a bus which ended in a fatal stabbing outside Stockwell Tube station has been jailed after pleading guilty to manslaughter.

Evan Edwards, of Paton House, Stockwell Road, was jailed for 13 years at the Old Bailey on 24 November after admitting the manslaughter of 22-year-old Babafemi Junaid, following a retrial.

He had pleaded guilty in October at the same court.

Police said the victim had become the inadvertent focus of an attack by a group after a disturbance on a 155 bus spilled onto the street.

He was not on the bus but was waiting at the bus stop.

A 19-year-old man; two 18-year-old men; a 22-year-old man and a 23-year-old man were all arrested as part of the investigation. No further action will be taken against them.

On Friday 24 April at the Old Bailey four men, who were charged, alongside Edwards, with murder were found not guilty.

About the Author

Alan Slingsby moved to Brixton just as the 1981 uprising began. His nearest pub was the Effra and nearest off licence the Frontline — long gone in an earlier wave of closures of treasured community establishments. He works out of an office in St Matthews and before that the Bon Marché. Has edited newspapers for the National Union of Students and National Union of Teachers. Now makes a living designing magazines and books and anything else people will pay him for.

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