Two men involved in the brutal murder of 21-year-old Dean Pascal-Modeste have been jailed.

The Old Bailey today (May 17), heard how on the day of the murder, Dean had travelled to Mottingham with two friends from his home in Barking.

They all went to Lambscroft Avenue where one of Dean's friends dropped in on someone he knew - Dean and his other friend waited outside.

As they stood there, they were approached by a group of men who had arrived in the street on mopeds. One of the men shouted something at Dean and his friend and then brandished what witnesses described as a handgun.

Dean and his friend fled but he was caught by the group in an nearby street and stabbed to death.

Devone Pusey, 20, of Knaphill Road in Catford was arrested on March 8, 2017, on charged on murder after handing himself in at Lewisham Police Station.

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Kai Stewart, 18, of Hundson Road in New Cross was charged on November 3 of suspicion of murder after previously fleeing the country to Jamaica.

At today's hearing, Stewart was sentenced to 17 year in jail while Pusey was handed a 20 year jail term.

DCI Richard Leonard of the Homicide and Major Crime Command led the investigation and said: "I honestly believe that Dean was not the intended target of this group of males. He did not live in the Mottingham area and from what we know had no associations with the locality.

"However, it appears the defendants were involved in a dispute with Dean's friends and they attacked Dean merely because he was with them that day.

"This was a brutal attack carried out in broad daylight in front of shocked residents - Dean simply didn't stand a chance.

"I can only hope that today's sentencing can help his family begin to move on from this horrific chapter in their lives."

Two men were also previously sentenced on November 29 for the murder of Dean.