Teen convicted of manslaughter after fatally stabbing boy in south London
A teenager has been convicted of manslaughter after fatally stabbing another boy outside a boxing club in south London.
The unnamed 16-year-old attacked Teon Campbell-Pitter, also 16, as he travelled to the boxing club in New Cross at around 4pm on April 13.
He was found guilty of manslaughter – but not guilty of murder – at the Central Criminal Court. He will be sentenced on Thursday, February 9.
Another teen, aged 16, was found not guilty of murder or manslaughter.
Police rushed to Angus Street at 4.06pm on 13 April following reports of a fight.
Teon was found at the scene with stab injuries. Despite the efforts of paramedics, he was pronounced dead at the scene.
Detectives from Specialist Crime launched an investigation to establish what had happened.
They found that Teon was sat on a bench near the club when he was approached by the two youths and an altercation began, in which Teon sustained fatal injuries. The incident took place in broad daylight in an area busy with people.
Detective Nigel Penney, who led the investigation, said: "Teon and his attacker were known to each other and were not on good terms following a number of disputes going back some time, that eventually escalated with deadly consequences.
"Now one young teenage life has been lost and his families lives left in pieces, while another boy is going to spend the best years of his life in prison.
"If you carry a knife, I implore you to stop and think; the consequences are not a reality you want, or have to experience.”