Two men have been convicted over the murder of 18-year-old Cameron Murfitt in Woolwich last year.

After a trial at Woolwich Crown Court, 18-year-old Mason Bridle from Lewisham was found guilty of murder today (Tuesday, March 30).

Mario Gruda, 23, from Eltham was found guilty of manslaughter.

The pair, who both denied the charges brought against them, are due to be sentenced at the same court on Friday, April 30, police said.

As News Shopper reported previously, the fatal stabbing took place on March 15, 2020, on Academy Road, at the junction with Shooters Hill near Woolwich Common.

During the trial, the court heard how Cameron had been knocked from his bike by a car being driven by Gruda.

Bridle, who was a passenger in the car, then got out and stabbed him multiple times.

The pair then drove off, leaving Cameron fighting for his life.

Passers-by tried to help until police and paramedics arrived, but despite all their best efforts, he died at the scene.

A post-mortem examination later found Cameron died of a stab wound to the thigh.

Detective Chief Inspector Richard Leonard, who led the investigation, said: "I wish to thank those members of the public who came to Cameron's aid following the brutal attack on him and those who later assisted what was an incredibly difficult investigation.

"I would also like to recognise the quiet dignity with which Cameron's family have conducted themselves throughout the trial. I hope that today's verdicts go some way towards offering them the closure they deserve whilst removing two very dangerous criminals from the streets.

"Reducing violent crime in communities across London continues to be the Met’s top priority. We are working tirelessly – day and night – to take weapons off the street, engage and reassure the public, and keep our communities safe."