16-year-old boy convicted of murder

Baptista Adjei, aged 15, was stabbed twice in the chest, whilst travelling with a group of friends to Stratford, in October 2019.

A 16 year old boy, who boarded the bus wearing a blue latex glove ad carrying a hunting knife, attacked Baptista following what was described as "school beef chat" on social media. Another boy was also stabbed in the arm and leg survived.

Deanna Heer prosecuted, led by Crispin Aylett QC, at the Old Bailey.

The sentencing hearing is due to take place on the 25th September. 

The trial was the subject of widespread press reports, including by BBC News: https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-london-53738873