Six teens from Lewisham, Bromley, Croydon, took part in Catford gun and knife violence

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SIX teenagers from Croydon, Lewisham, Beckenham and Bromley have now been successfully prosecuted following an afternoon of sickening gun and knife violence in Catford.

A 16-year-old from Croydon was found guilty of violent disorder on November 1 - the last of six teenagers to face action following the disturbance that took place in Beckenham Hill Road on August 21 last year.

Police has been called out to the road at 4.55pm where they found three wounded men - two with knife injuries and one with gunshot injuries.

Officers later found gun and several knives at the scene and made 10 arrests, leading to six being charged.

The other five teens pleaded guilty earlier this year. Anuar Niyangabo, aged 18, of Inchmery Road, Catford, admitted unlawful wounding, possession of a firearm with intent to cause fear of violence and violent disorder.

Omar Suliman, aged 19, of Worsley Bridge Road, Beckenham, pleaded guilty to possession of a firearm with intent to cause fear of violence and violent disorder.

Two 17-year-old boys, one from Lewisham and another from Bromley also admitted violent disorder.

They will be sentenced at Croydon Crown Court on November 29.

A 16-year-old Lewisham boy from Lewisham pleaded guilty to possession of an offensive weapon, namely a rounders bat, at Bromley Youth Court on June 18 and given two year conditional discharge.

Detective Sergeant Simon Mitchell of the Met's Trident Gang Crime Command said: "The robust policing response to this large scale violent incident meant that police were able to immediately make several arrests. This incident occurred at a busy time of day between a number of juveniles intent on causing harm to each other.

"Thankfully all three victims have made a full recovery, however we hope today's conviction sends a clear message that Trident will always act upon information given to us about those involved in this type of criminal activity and will hold to account those who choose to carry weapons and who are involved in gang violence."

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11:43am Mon 4 Nov 13

concerned.erith says...

WTF is going on these days. Why do people have to behave like this.

Is it RESPECK they want? Their mum's must be so proud!
WTF is going on these days. Why do people have to behave like this. Is it RESPECK they want? Their mum's must be so proud! concerned.erith
  • Score: 21

12:30pm Mon 4 Nov 13

mouthalmighty says...

Who gave birth and brought these s**t up? Noone I know behaves like that. Where do they live? What are their families like. I don't get it.
Who gave birth and brought these s**t up? Noone I know behaves like that. Where do they live? What are their families like. I don't get it. mouthalmighty
  • Score: 16

12:44pm Mon 4 Nov 13

highway warrior says...

Cue the normal response from their peers and families that they are 'lovely young men' who 'just got in with the wrong crowd' and would 'do anything to help people' etc etc etc
Cue the normal response from their peers and families that they are 'lovely young men' who 'just got in with the wrong crowd' and would 'do anything to help people' etc etc etc highway warrior
  • Score: 19

2:21pm Mon 4 Nov 13

sayd elmett says...

total smackerings of filth!
total smackerings of filth! sayd elmett
  • Score: 12

6:02am Tue 5 Nov 13

sarfflondonbird says...

Usual scum as per......oh what a wonderful multi cultural society we have to live amongst.....NOT. Yes you are correct in saying that their parent must be so proud of them!
Usual scum as per......oh what a wonderful multi cultural society we have to live amongst.....NOT. Yes you are correct in saying that their parent must be so proud of them! sarfflondonbird
  • Score: 53

8:58am Wed 6 Nov 13

kentlad says...

Problem with these low life scum bags is that they have no outlook in life and feel that being in poxy little gangs makes them someone!
They walk around with their so called 'Crew' thinking they can take the world on just because they have a Gun or Knife in their pockets... unfortunately most of them who use them only realise what they have done once it’s too late and then they cry for their mummy because ONLY then it hits them that they are going away for a long time where they really do get to play with the BIG boys ;)

A bunch of @@@@@@@ the lot of them and there is no space in our society for such scum!!!!
Problem with these low life scum bags is that they have no outlook in life and feel that being in poxy little gangs makes them someone! They walk around with their so called 'Crew' thinking they can take the world on just because they have a Gun or Knife in their pockets... unfortunately most of them who use them only realise what they have done once it’s too late and then they cry for their mummy because ONLY then it hits them that they are going away for a long time where they really do get to play with the BIG boys ;) A bunch of @@@@@@@ the lot of them and there is no space in our society for such scum!!!! kentlad
  • Score: 5

5:38pm Wed 6 Nov 13

Harold_Monk says...

Ironically Omar Suliman's anagram is Unmoral Aims
Ironically Omar Suliman's anagram is Unmoral Aims Harold_Monk
  • Score: 4

10:33am Fri 8 Nov 13

Gold and Silver says...

He is not one of us; the human race !
He is not one of us; the human race ! Gold and Silver
  • Score: 2

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