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Amrou Greenidge died after being hit by a stolen car in Fulham, southwest London, on August 18, 2019.
The Old Bailey heard that the 18-year-old was attacked by a team of drug dealers who saw him as competition affecting his business on a local farm.
The group, which was acquitted of murder, received multiple prison sentences.
Kai McDonald, 18, crashed into Greenidge when he was pursued by four others carrying weapons, including large knives.wikipedia
The former taekwondo practitioner, who had represented Great Britain in international competitions, suffered catastrophic injuries and died two days later.
In shock statements read in court, Greenidge’s parents described him as “an intelligent, resourceful and loving son.”
His mother, Mahjouba Greenidge, said she had “begged and pleaded” with authorities to save her son after a “dangerous crowd” befriended him.
She added that the family felt there was a “lesson to be learned” from his death and hoped it would “bring change.”
Edward Greenidge, the victim’s father, said that “his heart has been ripped out” by the death of his son.
“I constantly feel like I want to die. I feel this because if I die I will be able to see Amrou again.”
In sentencing the group of drug traffickers, Judge Richard Marks QC said the statements about the impact of the victims were as “moving and heartbreaking” as anyone he had heard.
The five men, all from West London, received the following sentences:
McDonald, who admitted manslaughter, was jailed for nine years and nine months.
Connor Gwynn-Bliss, 21, was jailed for 20 years after being convicted of murder, arson and perverting the course of justice.
Darrel Mortimer, 21, was jailed for 17 years after being convicted of manslaughter.
Levar Jackson-Scott, 18, was jailed for 12 years and six months after being convicted of manslaughter.
Anas Osman, 19, was jailed for 11 years and nine months after being convicted of involuntary manslaughter.
Det Ch Insp Chris Wood said that “a considerable degree of planning” had gone into the murder of Mr. Greenidge.
“This was a cowardly attack with Amrou shocked and greatly outnumbered,” he added.