This is the moment two teenagers give each other a fist bump after stabbing an 18-year-old to death with Rambo knives.
William Haines, 18, and a 17-year-old youth attacked Yusuf Mohamed outside a food shop in Shepherd’s Bush, west London, on evening of June 26 last year.
Haines was found guilty of murder and possession of a blade, while the 17-year-old was found guilty of manslaughter and having a knife following a trial at the Old Bailey.
William Haines, 18, and a 17-year-old youth gave each other a fist bump after stabbing Yusuf Mohamed to death outside a food shop in Shepherd’s Bush, west London
The trial had heard how Mr Mohamed had been walking on Uxbridge Road with friends when he was targeted ‘for no obvious reason’ by the defendants, who were both armed with large Rambo knives.
Prosecutor Bill Emlyn Jones said: ‘Suddenly, and for no obvious reason, the two defendants crossed the road towards Yusuf and his friends.
‘Yusuf Mohamed had no time to run away, he had no time to do anything to protect himself. Unlike his attackers, he was not carrying a weapon. He stood no chance.’
Haines, who reached him first, acted with ‘brutal efficiency’ as he swung his blade at the victim and stabbed him in his heart.
The prosecutor told jurors: ‘Seeing Yusuf collapse to the floor, and as Yusuf desperately tried to retreat, crawling backwards on his elbows, (the 17-year-old) took out his own knife and followed him, stabbing him in the leg as he lay defenceless.
Police officers are seen collecting evidence outside the convenience store where Mr Mohamed was stabbed to death last year
‘As the two young men ran away, tucking their knives back out of sight, they gave each other a fist bump as if to say, ‘Well done us’.’
Mr Mohamed died later the same night despite the efforts of medics.
Jurors were shown ‘distressing’ CCTV footage of the attack on Mr Mohamed outside the Intercontinental Foods shop.
They were also shown images of his killers giving each other a fist bump afterwards.
Haines, of Acton, west London, had accepted being the person in the CCTV footage but claimed he could not remember the incident in the footage, having had a drink.
Following the verdicts, the defendants were remanded into custody to be sentenced on February.