Harlesden: Footballer faces life sentence for 'Playboy' murder

A footballer who shot dead his childhood friend during a gangland feud on an estate is facing a life sentence.  Former Millwall striker Gavin Grant, 25, executed 21 year-old Leon Labastide for showing disrespect , initially was sparked, detectives believ

A footballer who shot dead his childhood friend during a gangland feud on an estate is facing a life sentence.

Former Millwall striker Gavin Grant, 25, executed 21 year-old Leon Labastide for showing 'disrespect', initially was sparked, detectives believe, by a trivial motorcycle accident on the Stonebridge Estate.

Grant was arrested at the time of the 2004 killing but was not charged until Britain's first black-on-black supergrass agreed to help police in return for a cut in his sentence.

For the full story read the Times on Thursday.


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