A 14-year-old boy was knocked off a moped and then stabbed to death by a rival gang in a “violent and frenzied” attack, a court has heard.
Jaden Moodie was allegedly dealing drugs for a gang when he was targeted by a group of five men on 8 January.
Ayoub Majdouline was in a stolen Mercedes which was driven at the victim, causing him to be “catapulted” over the bonnet, the Old Bailey heard.
The 19-year-old, of London, denies murder and possession of a knife.
Prosecutor Oliver Glasgow QC told jurors the five men in the car had armed themselves with knives and had gone to “great lengths” to hide their faces.
“On finding Jaden Moodie, the Mercedes drove straight towards the moped, swerving onto the same side of the road so that it struck Jaden Moodie head on,” he said.
He told the court the victim “did not stand a chance” and his crash helmet had come off when he was struck.
Three men then got out of the car and “repeatedly” stabbed the 14-year-old in a “violent and frenzied attack”, as he lay “defenceless and seriously injured” on the ground, the court was told.
“Fourteen seconds was all it took,” Mr Glasgow added.
Jaden was found with nine stab wounds and bled to death in the road, the jury heard.
Members of the victim’s family gasped and cried out as CCTV footage of the attack was played to the jury.
The prosecutor said the images showed the killers had “no qualms about playing out their petty rivalries using the blade of a knife”.
The Mercedes was abandoned in a quiet cul-de-sac, while a knife and a pair of yellow rubber gloves were thrown away and recovered from a nearby drain the next day, the court was told.
Mr Glasgow said the 14-year-old’s blood and traces of the defendant’s DNA were found on both.
Burnt clothing belonging to Jaden’s attackers was also found in a churchyard, the court was told.
Mr Majdouline disputes playing any part in the attack.
The trial continues.
A man has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after a woman and three children aged under 12 were stabbed at a home in London.
Emergency services were called to Livingstone Road in Bowes Park, north London, at 12:15 BST following reports of an incident.
Those found injured have been taken to hospital. Their condition is not yet known.
Met Police officers have said the attacker was known to the victims.
No-one else is being sought in connection to this stabbing.
Livingstone Road has been closed at the junction with Bowes Road A406, and a cordon is in place while enquiries are carried out. Motorists are advised to avoid the area.
A jury has been shown footage showing the moment a father was stabbed to death on a train in a “quick and frenzied attack”.
The Old Bailey heard Lee Pomeroy, 51, suffered 18 knife wounds in an assault lasting little more than 25 seconds.
His 14-year-old son told jurors he witnessed the confrontation between his father and another man on a train seconds before the stabbing.
Darren Pencille, 36, of Wilbury Road in Farnham, denies murdering Mr Pomeroy.
He has admitted possessing a bladed article and his barrister Justin Rouse QC said the defendant did not deny stabbing Mr Pomeroy but would be arguing that he was acting in self-defence.
Mr Pomeroy’s son told the court he had not noticed Mr Pencille board the train at the same station as he and his father.
But he said the two men exchanged words and he added: “The guy said ‘Come on, get off at the next station’ and my dad took that as a threat and got up with a clenched fist.”
He said: “I could hear them shouting at each other. I don’t remember seeing when the fight started. I think I could hear them shouting. I looked behind again. I see them punching each other.”
Describing his father, he told jurors: “Normally when someone says something to my dad, he won’t let it go.
“Dad never really starts a fight. I have never seen my dad not reply to something like that.”
Jurors watched in silence as they viewed the CCTV footage, which initially showed Mr Pomeroy and his son buying tickets at the station and then boarding the train at London Road at the same time as Mr Pencille.
It showed the two men arguing before Mr Pomeroy followed Mr Pencille into another carriage, while his son remained where he was.
The footage then showed Mr Pomeroy being repeatedly stabbed while trying to defend himself with his hands.
Det Con Marc Farmer, from British Transport Police, told the court: “We see the first blow (that was to his neck), and then movement and we see him slash at his torso and then his thigh.
“It is quick and a frenzied attack.”
Det Con Farmer confirmed to Mr Rouse that there was no audio of the apparent verbal exchange.
The barrister said Mr Pencille walked away and was followed by Mr Pomeroy – which the police officer also confirmed.
“At the end of the carriageway is a dead end,” Mr Rouse continued. “He can’t get out.”
Mr Rouse added: “The train is in motion and he can’t get out of the doors. Before he turns to violence he resorts to using his phone.”
Det Con Farmer replied: “Yes.”
Mr Rouse then said: “After the blows have been exchanged – and there is no dispute Mr Pencille stabbed Mr Pomeroy – Mr Pomeroy then for the first time retreated, and it’s fair to say Mr Pencille doesn’t take a single step towards him.”
Det Con Farmer replied: “Only to pick up his glasses.”
Witnesses who had been in the same carriage as the pair told the court they had been scared for their lives.
Megan Fieberg told the court she heard the two men swearing at each other and added: “They were physical but I didn’t see the whole stabbing situation. I had already left the carriage by then.”
Describing what Mr Pomeroy was saying, she said he “wanted an apology” from Mr Pencille for humiliating him in front of his child.
Mr Rouse asked whether Mr Pomeroy had been mocking Mr Pencille and Mrs Fieberg replied: “Yes.”
He said: “You never heard anything like ‘I’m going to kill him’.”
She replied: “No.”
Mr Pencille’s girlfriend, Chelsea Mitchell, 27, of the same address, denies assisting an offender.
The trial continues.
A boy aged 16 has been arrested over a homophobic attack which left two women covered in blood after refusing to kiss on a bus.
Melania Geymonat, 28, said the attack on her and partner Chris happened on the top deck of a London night bus.
A group of young men began harassing them when they discovered the women were a couple, asking them to kiss while making sexual gestures.
Four other males aged between 15 and 18 remain in custody, the Met said.
They are being questioned on suspicion of robbery and aggravated grievous bodily harm.
Speaking about the attack, which happened in the early hours of 30 May, Ms Geymonat told BBC Radio 4’s World at One she had previously experienced “a lot of verbal violence”.
But she said she had never before been physically attacked because of her sexuality.
Asked whether the attack left her less willing to show affection in public, Chris, who lives in north London but is originally from the US, said: “I am not scared about being visibly queer.
“If anything, you should do it more.”
Ms Geymonat, who is a doctor but currently works for Ryanair as a stewardess, said she agreed.
Chris said: “I was and still am angry. It was scary, but this is not a novel situation.”
Over the five years to 2018, reported homophobic hate crimes across London have increased from 1,488 in 2014 to 2,308 in 2018, according to the Met Police’s crime dashboard.
Speedboat killer Jack Shepherd has been jailed for four more years for assaulting a barman with a bottle.
The 31-year-old pleaded guilty at Exeter Crown Court to attacking the former soldier in Newton Abbot, Devon, in March 2018.
Shepherd admitted wounding with intent to cause grievous bodily harm over the attack, which involved a vodka bottle.
He is currently serving six years in prison for the killing of a woman in a speedboat crash on the River Thames.
He returned to the UK in April after going on the run to Georgia to avoid justice over the manslaughter of Charlotte Brown, 24.
Shepherd, whose address was given as Charles Street, Bristol, appeared before the court via video link.
The attack on David Beech at the White Hart Hotel happened shortly before Shepherd fled the country in March 2018.
The court was shown CCTV footage of Shepherd slamming a vodka bottle into Mr Beech’s head after he told Shepherd and a drunken friend to leave.
The barman had served in Afghanistan where he was shot in the head in 2014 and he had been diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder, the court heard.
“Your assault undid in a matter of seconds the good progress he had made over the years,” said Judge David Evans, sentencing Shepherd.
Mr Beech said being hit by the bottle was “like a blow from a baseball bat”.
He had to be taken to hospital and his wound stitched and glued.
During the sentencing hearing, Shepherd appeared to sob and wipe tears from his face.
Ms Brown died in December 2015 when Shepherd took her on a date on his speedboat, a trial in July last year heard.
The pair were both thrown from the boat when it hit branches in the water near Wandsworth Bridge.
Ms Brown, from Clacton-on-Sea in Essex, was found in the water unconscious and unresponsive, while Shepherd was discovered clinging to the upturned boat.
His trial was told that he was responsible for the speedboat, which had a series of serious defects, including to its steering.
He was jailed for an extra six months in April for fleeing the country.
The four-year jail sentence for attacking Mr Beech will run consecutively to his current jail terms.
Shepherd has been granted the right to appeal against his conviction for manslaughter.