A 19-year-old who murdered two boys in Abbey Wood had accidentally stabbed another friend just months before. 

Hussain Bah, 19, was one of four teenagers found guilty of murdering Charlie Bartolo and Kearne Solanke on November 26, 2022. 

Bah was driving a car on Sewell Road with four other teens who were “armed to the teeth” with knives looking for someone to attack. 

He deliberately drove the car into Charlie, knocking him off his motorbike, then Kearne Solanke, Alagie Jobe and a 16-year-old jumped out and stabbed Charlie to death. 

News Shopper: Charlie Bartolo with his mum, EmmaCharlie Bartolo with his mum, Emma (Image: Supplied)In a moment of “murderous stupidity” during the violence, Kearne was accidentally stabbed by the 16-year-old. 

“There’s no reason to think he meant to stab Kearne, but in the confusion and the chaos of the moment – no doubt I’m afraid, in the excitement – his knife found the wrong target,” prosecutor William Emyln Jones KC previously said. 

Bah, Jobe and two other teens were found guilty of the Charlie and Kearne’s murders. 

Although Bah did not stab either Charlie or Keane himself, the prosecution's case was that all five of the teens in the car set out together with a plan to kill and each played a role in the deaths.

At Bah and Jobe’s sentencing hearing on Wednesday (February 7) it was revealed that the pair were both involved in another violence incident months before that fatal night. 

News Shopper: Kearne SolankeKearne Solanke (Image: PA)

‘Chicken shop fight’ 

On April 28, 2022, seven months before Charlie and Kearne’s deaths, Jobe and Bah were at a chicken shop on Lee High Road. 

Mr Jones said: “Bah and Jobe were inside the chicken shop when a young male opened the door then turned to fight with another young person was behind him.” 

The fight then spilled into the street and Bah and Jobe ran outside to join in. 

“Bah’s role in that incident was to remove from his waistband a large zombie knife and lunge into the crowd indiscriminately with that knife,” Mr Jones said. 

In doing this, Bah stabbed one of his own friends in the thigh. 

Mr Jones said Bah then stayed with his friend until police arrived then gave them false details. 

Bah’s wounded friend was taken to hospital where he was put into an induced coma and given four blood transfusions. He remained in hospital for three weeks. 

Bah was found guilty of wounding with intent in October 2022, a month before Charlie and Kearne were killed. 

News Shopper: Alagie JobeAlagie Jobe (Image: Met Police)Jobe was convicted of affray for his part in the incident. 

Bah and Jobe both face mandatory life sentences for Charlie and Kearne’s deaths.

They will find out the minimum terms of those life sentences on Wednesday afternoon (February 7).