A Plumstead teenager who stabbed an 18-year-old boy to death has been hit with a life sentence for his brutal crime.

Kamari Gordon, 17, of Brookdene Road, will serve a minimum of 18 years for murdering Aron Warren in December of last year.

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The victim was stabbed twice at his home in Prior Street, Greenwich, before items including two knives and a Rolex were snatched from the property.

Detectives tracked down Gordon, then 16, after speaking to witnesses who saw him outside the victim’s third story flat five minutes before the killing.

He was seen acting aggressively by showing off a large knife and threatening to "see Irish" – believed to refer to Aron’s Irish descent.

Aron was pronounced dead at the scene after the fatal attack on December 8, 2018.

The victim’s blood was eventually found on Gordon’s footwear and CCTV also placed him at the murder scene.

He was arrested three days after the murder before being charged.

Detective Inspector Brett Hagen said: "Gordon is a violent individual who committed this murder at the age of just 16.

"He will now have a long time to reflect on his actions that day and I hope this sentence brings some form of closure to Aron’s family."

The victim’s mum, Lorraine Donovan, thanked the judge, barristers and the court for the respect shown towards her son.

She also praised the police for recognising Aron as a person and not just a case.

Lorraine added: "As a mother you would never expect to be burying your son, let alone, standing in a court talking about his life.

"Aron had a good heart and I’d often say to him when he was going out with his friends, don’t be foolish with your money. He would say, 'Ma, I can’t leave one person out just because they didn’t have any money'.

"That’s the type of person Aron was. He would never want to see anyone without.

"The future was so bright for him, he had the world at his feet and it was just taken away from him and me."

Gordon was found not guilty of robbery.