Teenager Admits Brutal Manslaughter Of Battersea Man

Mahad Mohammed was attacked and fatally stabbed last year

A teenager has admitted manslaughter following the fatal attack of Mahad Mohammed in Battersea last year.
Chukwurunim Dexter Ozour, 19, of Mitcham pleaded guilty to the manslaughter at the Old Bailey last week.

Just before 01:30hrs on 22 July 2011, 20-year-old Mahad Mohammed was attacked and fatally stabbed by a group of young men on the Winstanley Estate in Wye Street SW11. Despite efforts by members of the public and the emergency services, Mr. Mohammed died from his injuries a short time later.

A post-mortem found he had suffered four stab wounds to his back, hip, chest and neck. Residents of the estate were woken by the sounds of shouting and the victim's cries for help. Some witnessed the group attacking Mr. Mohammed and saw him running away, bleeding heavily and then collapsing.

During the trial the court heard hours before his death Mr. Mohammed had been to a bar in Streatham with his brother. At the end of their evening Mr. Mohammed drove them home where on route he stopped at a convenience store so his brother could buy cigarettes. It would appear that the defendants were outside the store and Mr. Mohammed was approached by a man named Jermaine Sawyers. The two men discussed some sort of meeting later that evening and were in telephone contact.

Mr. Mohammed dropped his brother and friend off at their homes and drove his Audi to the Winstanley Estate where a short time later he was fatally stabbed. A murder investigation was launched by detectives from the MPS Homicide and Serious Crime Command who quickly identified the suspects from various CCTV footage that they seized from the area.

Ozour will be sentenced on Thursday 22 November at the Old Bailey. In July this year, three other teenagers were also sentenced in connection with the murder.

November 20, 2012