Hackney teenager jailed after fatal stabbing

Lamarni Hylton-Reid died after a stabbing in Homerton. Pic: Met Police

Lamarni Hylton-Reid died after a stabbing in Homerton. Pic: Met Police

A Hackney teenager was jailed for 17 years for stabbing a 20-year-old man in a gang-related crime.

Daniel Campbell, 18, stabbed opposing gang member Lamarni Hylton-Reid outside a shop on Homerton High Street in an unprovoked attack on August 21 last year.

CCTV captured the moments before the stabbing which saw Campbell waiting in the doorway of a shop before pulling out a knife and stabbing Hylton-Reid.

A court heard that Campbell’s first attack caused the victim to stumble and fall into the middle of the road.

Campbell then inflicted him a second fatal blow to the chest before fleeing the scene to the nearby Linzell Estate.

Hylton-Reid, who was walking with a friend along the street, was helped by members of the public before an ambulance arrived to take him to the Royal London Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

The two men were members of rival gangs in Hackney, but police say that the stabbing was not planned.

DCI John Sandlin said: “This was a tragic case, with a 20-year-old stabbed to death as a result of nothing more than supposed gang rivalry.

“I hope that Lamarni’s family will derive some measure of comfort from knowing that the man who thoughtlessly and needlessly took such a young life has been brought to justice.”

Campbell, who lived in the Nye Bevan Estate, was found guilty of murder at the Old Bailey earlier this year and was jailed yesterday, October 13.

Lamarni’s family released a statement in the aftermath of the trail: “We will be there for each other as a family to help each other try and make sense of this terrible situation.

“We would like to thank the jury for their decision. We now want to move forward as a family and keep the memory of Lamarni alive.”

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