Two Found Guilty Of Murder After Student Shot In The Face

23rd June 2015

Two men have been found guilty of murdering a teenager in Greenwich in 2010.

Charlie Wright, 17, a student from Eltham, was shot in Calvert Road, SE10.

At the Old Bailey on Monday, 22 June, Hassan Hassan, 33 (6.9.81) of Vesta Road, Brockley and Colin Anderson, 49 (3.6.66) of no fixed abode were found guilty of murder, conspiracy to rob and possession of a firearm with intent.

A third man, Mohammed Ibrahim, 26 (20.12.88) of no fixed abode was found guilty of conspiracy to rob. He was acquitted of murder and firearms offences.

Charlie was shot in the face at 02:05hrs on 23 April 2010. He was pronounced dead in Calvert Road, SE10 a short time later.

Detectives believe the murder was motivated by a drugs 'turf war', but that Charlie was not the intended target. There is no evidence that Charlie had himself been involved in violence.

Detective Inspector Mick Norman of the Homicide and Major Crime Command said:

"This was a complex and painstaking investigation that depended upon vital information given by witnesses, many of whom were fearful of the defendants.

"I want to thank them for their courage in coming forward and providing the evidence which has enabled Charlie's family to see his killers convicted.

"The judge praised the 'super-human dignity' of Charlie's family. I am glad they have seen justice done today."

The three men will be sentenced at the Old Bailey on Tuesday, 23 June.

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