/Fight breaks out in court as gang killers jailed

Fight breaks out in court as gang killers jailed

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Kamali Gabbidon-Lynck died after being stabbed five times

Violence broke out at the Old Bailey as five gang members were jailed for murdering a man in a knife attack.

Kamali Gabbidon-Lynck, 19, was stabbed to death at a Wood Green hair salon last year.

He was killed as a result of “a longstanding and mutual hatred” between two rival gangs, the court heard.

Police officers and prison staff were attacked after the judge gave the killers – two men and three teenagers – life sentences.

Tyrell Graham, 18, Sheareem Cookhorn, 21, and 17-year-olds Jayden O’Neil-Crichlow, Shane Lyons, and Ojay Hamilton began fighting in the dock as they were led out of court.

One officer suffered a head injury when he and nine colleagues attempted to restrain the defendants.

Police also had to stop people in the public gallery from jumping into the courtroom.

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Members of the public saw the stabbing in Wood Green, the jury heard

The court heard Mr Gabbidon-Lynck’s friend Jason Fraser, 20, was chased, stabbed, and shot by a rival gang on 22 February 2019. He survived the attack.

While his friend was being attacked, Mr Gabbidon-Lynck drove towards the attackers to try to scare them off, prosecutor Oliver Glasgow QC told jurors.

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Sheareem Cookhorn (left) and Tyrell Graham (right) were jailed for murder and attempted murder

The court heard he became trapped after reversing into parked cars, forcing him to run to a hair salon.

He was stabbed five times and died after an artery was severed.

Judge Foster told the gang the attack had “terrified members of the public”.

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The judge lifted reporting restrictions to allow the naming of three juvenile defendants: Jayden O’Neil-Crichlow (left), Shane Lyons (middle) and Ojay Hamilton (right)

Mr Glasgow said it was “more reminiscent of a Hollywood film than a winter’s night in north London”.

Mr Gabbidon-Lynck was linked to a north London gang called the WGM, the court heard.

His killers were said to be linked to Tottenham gang the NPK.

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Kamali Gabbidon-Lynck became trapped after reversing into parked cars, forcing him to escape his attackers on foot

Cookhorn was jailed for a minimum of 28 years for murder, attempted murder and possession of a firearm.

Graham will serve at least 25 years for murder and attempted murder.

Lyons, O’Neil-Crichlow and Hamilton were each jailed for 21 years for murder and wounding with intent.

The defendants had denied all the charges against them.

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