Two Lewisham teenagers found guilty of murdering music producer

Music producer Dean Pascal-Modeste Pic: Met Police

Alex Scott, of Ludwick Mews and Corey Donaldson, of Abinger Grove, both 18-years old were found guilty of the murder of music producer, Dean Pascal-Modeste, at the Old Bailey last Friday.

Pascal-Modeste died after he was attacked by a group of men as he walked through the Chinbrook estate between Grove Park and Mottingham earlier in February this year.

The 21-year-old is believed to have been caught up in a gang dispute between the B-side gang and a rival gang, Splash, in Lewisham.

Detective Inspector Richard Leonard, of the Homicide and Major Crime Command, said: “I honestly believe that Dean was not the intended target of Scott and Donaldson. He did not live in the Mottingham area and from what we know had no associations with the locality.

“However, it appears the defendants were involved in a dispute with Dean’s friends and they attacked Dean merely because he was with them that day. This was a brutal attack carried out in broad daylight in front of shocked residents: Dean simply didn’t stand a chance.”

Dean was stabbed to death by a group of men after he had travelled from his home in Barking to visit friends in the Mottingham area. He had been waiting outside a friend’s house when he was approached by a group on mopeds. Witnesses claimed to have seen them holding a handgun whilst shouting at Dean and his friends, the court heard.

Dean died from stab wounds, though he also suffered head injuries during the attack, according to a post-mortem at Greenwich Mortuary.

Scott and Donaldson will be sentenced at the Old Bailey on a yet to be confirmed date.

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