Teens accused of Harlesden train station shooting are named

Judge lifts reporting restrictions as they are due to be sentenced

Four teenagers convicted of playing a part in the shooting of a footballer at Harlesden train station can all be named for the first time.

Today at Blackfriars Crown Court a judge lifted the reporting restrictions which stopped the naming of the youths who are due to be sentenced today(Thursday).

Samuel Woods, 16, of Windrush Road, Stonebridge, and summoned Jordan Gabbidon, 17, of Greenwood Terrace, also in Stonebridge, to Harlesden Train station to blast the 27-year-old with a 12-bore shotgun simply for straying into the Stonebridge Estate.

The victim had travelled from his south London home to take part in a football tournament and was on his way to catch a train when he argued with youths near the station on March 9 last year.

He was shot in the train platform but managed to travel one stop to Willesden Junction before he collapsed.

Woods and Gabbidon were convicted of attempted murder and possessing a firearm with intent to cause fear of violence at their trial last November.

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Ola Salau, of Nettleden Avenue, Wembley, and Chantelle Franklin, of Gladstone Parade, Cricklewood, both 17, were convicted of possessing a firearm with intent to cause fear of violence and cleared of attempted murder.

Franklin was also found guilty of perverting the cause of justice.

Joseph Mene-Otubu, 19, was cleared of supplying the gun and Kevin Georgiou, 26, both from Stonebridge, was cleared of attempted murder and possessing a firearm with intent on the judge’s direction earlier in the trial

Mr Georgiou, a rapper who performs under the name K-Koke, is set for international stardom after signing to Beyonce’s husband Jay-Z’s label Roc Nation shortly before his arrest.

Since his acquittal he has returned to the recording studio and is set to release an album later this year.