Two teen killers who fist-bumped after fatally stabbing an 18-year-old though the heart in west London have been jailed.
Yusuf Mohamed was knifed in a seemingly motiveless and unprovoked attack while on his way to buy some milk in Shepherd’s Bush in June 2019.
William Haines, 18, from Acton was found guilty of murder and being in possession of a knife at a trial in January.
A 17-year-old from Brentford, who cannot be named for legal reasons, was also found guilty of manslaughter and being in possession of a knife.
At the Old Bailey on Thursday Haines was jailed for life with a minimum term of 17 years and the 17-year-old was sentenced to 10 years.
The judge also ordered the destruction of the knives used in the attack. William Haines (left) was jailed for murdering Yusuf Mohamed (right) (CPS) The defendants spotted Yusuf, who was with three friends on the opposite side of Uxbridge Road, on June 26, 2020.
They ran across the street before Haines drew a knife from his waistband and stabbed Yusuf in the chest, piercing his heart.The 17-year-old then stabbed Yusuf in the thigh as he tried to escape inside the Intercontinental Foods shop.A court heard previously how as the attackers ran away “tucking their knives back out of sight, they gave each other a fist bump as if to say, ‘Well done us’.” The victim was stabbed outside shops in Shepherd’s Bush (Google Maps ) Yusuf’s three friends ran from the attackers, but when one realised Yusuf was no […]