Man who attacked passenger on bus in New Cross jailed for murder

Kirk Wright has been sentenced for homicide.

Kirk Wright has been sentenced for murder Pic: Metropolitan Police

A 32 year-old-man has been sentenced to 19 years in prison for murdering a fellow bus passenger in New Cross.

Kirk Wright, 32, from New Cross, was sentenced yesterday (November 1), for the murder of Julian Joseph 36-years-old, from Lewisham.

The murder occurred on the lower deck of the 53 bus on New Cross Road, March 13. Joseph suffered from a ‘severe head injury’ following the assault made by Wright who knocked him to the ground and then repeatedly stamped on him.

The London Ambulance Service (LAS) were called around 12.20am on Tuesday, from where Joseph was taken to a South London hospital in a critical condition.

The police arrested Wright with evidence from CCTV footage and DNA samples taken at the crime scene. He was charged for murder after Joseph died on 24 March, a few days after the attack.

DCI John Massey from the Homicide and Major Crime Command said: “This attack was brutal and sustained. Wright must have known his savage actions would result in very serious injury or worse as has sadly proven to be the case. I hope this conviction for murder goes someway to helping Julian’s family being consoled after such a harrowing episode in their lives.”

He was found guilty of murder on Thursday, 25 October at Woolwich Crown Court and has been given 19 years imprisonment.

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