Chilling moment London gang drop bikes and pull out blades before killing father, 19

Alarming new CCTV footage has been released showing the machete-wielding gang that stabbed a young father to death. 

Two men have now been found guilty of the murder of Kamali Gabbidon-Lynck, 19, and the attempted murder of a second man, aged 20. 

Tyrell Graham, 18, and Sheareem Cookhorn, 21, were found guilty on Friday. Cookhorn was also found guilty of possession of a firearm with intent. 

Tyrell Graham, 18

Tyrell Graham, 18

Sheareem Cookhorn, 21

Sheareem Cookhorn, 21

Tyrell Graham, 18, (left) and Sheareem Cookhorn, 21, (right) were found guilty of murdering Kamali Gabbidon-Lynck, 19, while wielding machetes and guns

Three 17-year-old males, who cannot be named for legal reasons, were also convicted of murdering Kamali and grievous bodily harm in relation to the second man. 

The jury heard the group had been calculated in their plan to cause serious injury on the night of February 22. 

The night before the attack on Kamali and the other victim, the gang had parked a car, a silver Peugeot 307 on the Broadwater Farm Estate, which would become their meeting point before and after the attack. 

On the night of the murder, a group of seven males, including the five defendants and two unknown individuals, set off on bicycles towards Wood Green at around 7pm. 

Alarming new CCTV footage has been released which captures the moments before the machete-wielding gang murdered their victim and tried to murder another by stabbing him eight times

Alarming new CCTV footage has been released which captures the moments before the machete-wielding gang murdered their victim and tried to murder another by stabbing him eight times

Alarming new CCTV footage has been released which captures the moments before the machete-wielding gang murdered their victim and tried to murder another by stabbing him eight times

The five defendants were carrying at least five knives between them, including a machete and a small sword, and a handgun and a shotgun. 

Once the gang saw their targets they immediately dropped their bikes and whipped out their knives and guns. 

Kamali Gabbidon-Lynck, 19, was murdered near Wood Green on February 22

Kamali Gabbidon-Lynck, 19, was murdered near Wood Green on February 22

Kamali Gabbidon-Lynck, 19, was murdered near Wood Green on February 22

Cookhorn began shooting at the victims but missed. One bullet was later recovered in a nearby shop after narrowly missing customers and staff. 

The victims tried to escape and ran off in different directions. The gang caught up with the 20-year-old victim, stabbed him eight times and shot him once in the buttock. 

Kamali had managed to get into his car and began driving towards the gang to try and frighten them off. 

The gang then began smacking his car’s windows and windscreen with their weapons. Kamali then got out of his car and ran into a hairdresser’s shop but the gang caught up with him and stabbed him to death. 

The murderers then fled on their bikes back to their parked car, where they changed their clothes and left the area. 

Ambulances immediately began to attend to both victims and rushed them to hospital. 

Kamali was pronounced dead shortly after 3am on February 23.  

The families were contacted and supported by specialist liaison officers, who regularly updated them throughout the investigation.  

The families were contacted and supported by specialist liaison officers, who regularly updated them throughout the investigation.

The five defendants were carrying at least five knives between them, including a machete and a small sword, and a handgun and a shotgun

The five defendants were carrying at least five knives between them, including a machete and a small sword, and a handgun and a shotgun

The five defendants were carrying at least five knives between them, including a machete and a small sword, and a handgun and a shotgun

The murderers fled on their bikes back to their parked car, where they changed their clothes and left the area

The murderers fled on their bikes back to their parked car, where they changed their clothes and left the area

The murderers fled on their bikes back to their parked car, where they changed their clothes and left the area

Graham was the first to be arrested by detectives on Sunday, 21 April and charged the next day with murder and attempted murder.

The second arrest came the following month. Cookhorn was arrested on Thursday, 2 May and charged the next day. Followed by a 17 year-old male who was arrested on Thursday, 16 May and charged the next day.

Homicide detectives then arrested two then 16-year-old boys on Wednesday, July 10, before subsequently charging them the following day with murder and attempted murder.

Detective Chief Inspector Simon Stancombe, of Specialist Crime North, said: ‘So desperate were the defendants to continue their petty postcode rivalry, the gang launched their gun and knife attack outside a busy cinema and several restaurants packed with people and children enjoying their Friday night.

Kamali had managed to get into his car (pictured) and began driving towards the gang to try and frighten them off

Kamali had managed to get into his car (pictured) and began driving towards the gang to try and frighten them off

Kamali had managed to get into his car (pictured) and began driving towards the gang to try and frighten them off 

‘Having chased down Kamali and his friend like a pack of animals they set about them with a ferocity I have rarely seen. Not content with the damage they had caused that night they then boasted about their murderous exploits in amateurish drill videos.

‘In truth, there are no winners, no bragging rights or anything to be proud of. One man is dead, another has life changing injuries, a family is utterly bereft and five young men will spend the best days of their lives behind bars.’ 

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