Teenage girl and boy acquitted of attempted murder in Harlesden but convicted of gun charge

Footballer was gunned down on train station platform

A teenager girl and boy have been acquitted of the attempted murder of a footballer who was gunned down in a train station.

The boy from Wembley and girl from Cricklewood, who are both aged 17, were accused of blasting the 27-year-old in the back on the platform of Harlesden train station on March 9 this year.

However, both have been convicted of possessing a firearm with intent to cause fear of violence and the girl has also been found guilty of perverting the cause of justice.

Blackfriars Crown Court heard the victim had been taking part in a football tournament in Stonebridge and was on his way back to his home in south London.

Jurors heard he was targeted for straying onto the Stonebridge Estate.

Last week, a 16 and a 17-year-old from Harlesden, were convicted of his attempted murder and possessing a firearm with intent to cause fear of violence.

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Joseph Mene-Otubu, 19, from Stonebridge, who was accused of delivering the shotgun used for the shooting, was acquitted of intentionally encouraging or assisting the commission of an indictable only offence, namely the provision of a firearm.

All four teenagers, who cannot be named for legal reasons, will be sentenced on January 5.