Two teenagers guilty of shooting footballer in Harlesden train station

Victim from south London was targeted for straying into the Stonebridge Estate

Two Harlesden teenagers have been found guilty of the attempted murder of a footballer who was gunned down in a train station.

The youths, aged 16 and 17, who can not be named for legal reasons, blasted the 27-year-old in the back on the platform of Harlesden train station on March 9 this year.

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.

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.

As the Times went to press, jurors have yet to reach a verdict on another 17-year-old boy and a 17-year-old girl who are jointly accused of attempted murder and possessing a firearm with intent to cause fear of violence.

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