New Cross gang members guilty of 2010 Nathan Allen murder

New Cross gang members guilty of 2010 Nathan Allen murder

Victim Nathan Allen

Curtis Quashie

Bosun Sode

Jamel Green

First published in News News Shopper: Photograph of the Author by , reporter

Three members of a notorious New Cross gang have today been found guilty of shooting dead a gang rival four years ago.

Nathan Allen collapsed and died from a gunshot wound to his chest in Ludwick Mews on May 3 2010 after being chased through the Milton Court Estate by masked men on bikes.

The 21-year-old had links with the Shower gang and was murdered by members of rival Anti-Shower gang in a trivial row over a motorbike.

An Old Bailey jury today found Curtis Quashie, 22, of Clements House, Pepys Estate, Deptford; Bosun Sode, 21, of Joseph Hardcastle Close, New Cross, and Jamel Green, 20, of St Asaph Road, Brockley, guilty of his murder.

They were also found guilty of possession of a firearm with intent to cause fear of violence in a separate incident in a shop minutes before the murder.

The victim, who lived in Desmond Street, banged on a door for help and managed to call an ambulance with his dying words, gasping: “Been shot - in my lung - I can't breathe.

“Quick - on Ludwick Mews - I'm in a back garden.”

The line then went dead and by the time emergency services reached Mr Allen it was too late to save him and he was pronounced dead in a 72-year-old’s garden at around 9pm.

The killing was sparked by an earlier incident on the estate when a motorcycle rode dangerously close to a woman and her three-year-old daughter.

She called Quashie, who was with Sode and Green at the time, and said it was Mr Allen or one of his friends which was seen as the trigger.

Detective Inspector Matt Gosling, from the Trident Gang Crime Command, said: "This has been a long and complex investigation and we very much welcome the jury's verdicts today.

"Four years ago these defendants took the decision to arm themselves with a handgun and cycle onto the Milton Court Estate in Deptford in search of rival gang members.

Within minutes they had shot Nathan dead, his last words being recorded as he made a desperate and harrowing phone call to 999.

"Nathan's murder is another sad example of how petty gang rivalries and mindless violence can lead to tragic consequences.

“I hope these defendants, who now face substantial prison sentences, will begin to reflect upon their actions that day and recognise the damage and grief they have caused.

"Finally I'd like to pay tribute to Nathan's family for their continued support. They have acted with dignity and courage throughout this terrible ordeal and have now seen Nathan's killers brought to justice."

Quashie was arrested in May 2010 after ammunition, of the same type used to murder Nathan, was uncovered in his kitchen cupboard.

Phone records showed his contact with Sode and Green and they were subsequently arrested but not charged until 2013 when the case was reviewed.

The complex investigation involved the trio being caught on CCTV in the lead-up to the shooting and an earlier incident at a shop.

A 14-year-old boy, associated with the Shower gang, hid from three young men in a shop just before 9pm and the shopkeeper could see one had a gun underneath his top.

They tried to find the boy but the shopkeeper told them to leave. Moments later Nathan Allen was shot.

Quashie and Green were previously jailed after a raid on a Carphone Warehouse store in Camden where members of staff were tied up while the store was robbed in February 2010.

The three defendants are due to be sentenced at the Old Bailey on May 27.

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3:51pm Tue 20 May 14

sarfflondonbird says...

Wastes of space.
Wastes of space. sarfflondonbird
  • Score: 10

11:15pm Tue 20 May 14

justice for the innocent says...

I don't think that any human being has the right to cast judgement on another human being, god alone is the ultimate judge and jury. I am sorry for that mothers loss, And the times that we live in is reflective of how young men behave. But one thing I feel strongly about is that two wrongs do not make a right, which ever individual pulled the trigger only god alone knows.. so two individuals are innocent, which ever jury members voted guilty have there conscience to contend with, ooh and that come judgement day, they will have to give account before god for why they condemned 2 innocent men to prison, and you cant give some lame excuse like the judge told you that you must choose either guilty or not guilty. people need to check themselves, because what you do in this lifetime will determine, where you end up in the next. that goes for the good and the bad. I am not about to sell my soul for jury service and convict innocent people, when I was not there to see with my own two eyes the offence that was committed. Nor will I compromise my integrity as a human being, by giving myself the job of being judge and jury. The quickest way to hell fire, is to do that which does not sit well with god almighty including condemning people. Let he who be without sin cast the first stone.. hold on a minute.. that's half the population, I wonder if they should be incarcerated. No one person has a monopoly on forgiveness, it is for all.
.... JUSTICE FOR THE INNOCENT...
I don't think that any human being has the right to cast judgement on another human being, god alone is the ultimate judge and jury. I am sorry for that mothers loss, And the times that we live in is reflective of how young men behave. But one thing I feel strongly about is that two wrongs do not make a right, which ever individual pulled the trigger only god alone knows.. so two individuals are innocent, which ever jury members voted guilty have there conscience to contend with, ooh and that come judgement day, they will have to give account before god for why they condemned 2 innocent men to prison, and you cant give some lame excuse like the judge told you that you must choose either guilty or not guilty. people need to check themselves, because what you do in this lifetime will determine, where you end up in the next. that goes for the good and the bad. I am not about to sell my soul for jury service and convict innocent people, when I was not there to see with my own two eyes the offence that was committed. Nor will I compromise my integrity as a human being, by giving myself the job of being judge and jury. The quickest way to hell fire, is to do that which does not sit well with god almighty including condemning people. Let he who be without sin cast the first stone.. hold on a minute.. that's half the population, I wonder if they should be incarcerated. No one person has a monopoly on forgiveness, it is for all. .... JUSTICE FOR THE INNOCENT... justice for the innocent
  • Score: -14

2:43pm Wed 21 May 14

the wall says...

ladder wrote:
Racist username Gypo Joe! ROFL
What, Joe?
[quote][p][bold]ladder[/bold] wrote: Racist username Gypo Joe! ROFL[/p][/quote]What, Joe? the wall
  • Score: 2

5:31pm Wed 21 May 14

jaded1 says...

justice for the innocent wrote:
I don't think that any human being has the right to cast judgement on another human being, god alone is the ultimate judge and jury. I am sorry for that mothers loss, And the times that we live in is reflective of how young men behave. But one thing I feel strongly about is that two wrongs do not make a right, which ever individual pulled the trigger only god alone knows.. so two individuals are innocent, which ever jury members voted guilty have there conscience to contend with, ooh and that come judgement day, they will have to give account before god for why they condemned 2 innocent men to prison, and you cant give some lame excuse like the judge told you that you must choose either guilty or not guilty. people need to check themselves, because what you do in this lifetime will determine, where you end up in the next. that goes for the good and the bad. I am not about to sell my soul for jury service and convict innocent people, when I was not there to see with my own two eyes the offence that was committed. Nor will I compromise my integrity as a human being, by giving myself the job of being judge and jury. The quickest way to hell fire, is to do that which does not sit well with god almighty including condemning people. Let he who be without sin cast the first stone.. hold on a minute.. that's half the population, I wonder if they should be incarcerated. No one person has a monopoly on forgiveness, it is for all.
.... JUSTICE FOR THE INNOCENT...
You need to understand the concept of joint enterprise. All three are scum and the public are safer with them all locked up.
[quote][p][bold]justice for the innocent[/bold] wrote: I don't think that any human being has the right to cast judgement on another human being, god alone is the ultimate judge and jury. I am sorry for that mothers loss, And the times that we live in is reflective of how young men behave. But one thing I feel strongly about is that two wrongs do not make a right, which ever individual pulled the trigger only god alone knows.. so two individuals are innocent, which ever jury members voted guilty have there conscience to contend with, ooh and that come judgement day, they will have to give account before god for why they condemned 2 innocent men to prison, and you cant give some lame excuse like the judge told you that you must choose either guilty or not guilty. people need to check themselves, because what you do in this lifetime will determine, where you end up in the next. that goes for the good and the bad. I am not about to sell my soul for jury service and convict innocent people, when I was not there to see with my own two eyes the offence that was committed. Nor will I compromise my integrity as a human being, by giving myself the job of being judge and jury. The quickest way to hell fire, is to do that which does not sit well with god almighty including condemning people. Let he who be without sin cast the first stone.. hold on a minute.. that's half the population, I wonder if they should be incarcerated. No one person has a monopoly on forgiveness, it is for all. .... JUSTICE FOR THE INNOCENT...[/p][/quote]You need to understand the concept of joint enterprise. All three are scum and the public are safer with them all locked up. jaded1
  • Score: 0

10:25pm Wed 4 Jun 14

Aminat says...

In response to Jaded1 , you need to know the facts of the case. I understand the concept of Joint Enterprise , however this should only be relevant if there is evidence that one of the guys was the shooter, there was no evidence at all, non of the guys know anything about what happened. They were all together chatting and later went their own ways. The shop the police said they were at, they were not even near the shop at the time in question, However due to the incompetence of the police, these poor guys were placed there, some story made up and low and behold by misleading the jury they were found guilty All the Crowns witnesses could not even verify the prosecutors story, even the lady in question did not appear in court as the Prosecutor said she was an unreliable witness, why , because she would say want they want her to say. Don't judge people unless you know what went on. There are a lot if injustice been done to young guys whilst the perpetrators are still out there committing crimes. God is the only one who can Judge and those responsible for this injustice will definitely be rewarded adversely
In response to Jaded1 , you need to know the facts of the case. I understand the concept of Joint Enterprise , however this should only be relevant if there is evidence that one of the guys was the shooter, there was no evidence at all, non of the guys know anything about what happened. They were all together chatting and later went their own ways. The shop the police said they were at, they were not even near the shop at the time in question, However due to the incompetence of the police, these poor guys were placed there, some story made up and low and behold by misleading the jury they were found guilty All the Crowns witnesses could not even verify the prosecutors story, even the lady in question did not appear in court as the Prosecutor said she was an unreliable witness, why , because she would say want they want her to say. Don't judge people unless you know what went on. There are a lot if injustice been done to young guys whilst the perpetrators are still out there committing crimes. God is the only one who can Judge and those responsible for this injustice will definitely be rewarded adversely Aminat
  • Score: 6

6:38pm Tue 10 Jun 14

justice for the innocent says...

You talk a lot of sense, Bless for that.

JUSTICE FOR THE INNOCENT.. I rest my case.
You talk a lot of sense, Bless for that. JUSTICE FOR THE INNOCENT.. I rest my case. justice for the innocent
  • Score: 2

6:04pm Wed 11 Jun 14

Bondzzz says...

Aminat, how do you know so much about the case? If you feel so strongly and are so well informed, why didn't you appear as a witness for the defence?
Aminat, how do you know so much about the case? If you feel so strongly and are so well informed, why didn't you appear as a witness for the defence? Bondzzz
  • Score: -1

11:17pm Wed 11 Jun 14

Bondzzz says...

I'm guessing neither Aminat or Justice For The Innocent have ever actually had to serve on a jury, are not judges and have no clue what it involves or what they're talking about.
I'm guessing neither Aminat or Justice For The Innocent have ever actually had to serve on a jury, are not judges and have no clue what it involves or what they're talking about. Bondzzz
  • Score: -3

10:58pm Thu 12 Jun 14

Aminat says...

Bondzzz contrary to what you think you may know , I have served on the jury and I know what I'm talking about this is a typical example where people who know nothing make irrelevant statements .
Bondzzz contrary to what you think you may know , I have served on the jury and I know what I'm talking about this is a typical example where people who know nothing make irrelevant statements . Aminat
  • Score: 1

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