London teenager Erick Ekam convicted of Camden murder

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A teenager has been convicted and sentenced for the murder of a 20-year-old man in Camden in 2017.

Erick Ekam, 19, of Falkland Road, NW5, was found guilty on Wednesday, 19 December, at the Old Bailey of the fatal stabbing of Mohamed Aadam Mohamed in Hampstead Road, Camden.

He will be sentenced later today (Friday, 21 December) at the same court.

The court heard how at around 11:45hrs on 4 September 2017, Ekam approached Mohamed on Hampstead Road before a short confrontation ensued and Ekam stabbed him in the lower back.

In an attempt to get away from Ekam, Mohamed ran across Hampstead Road before collapsing in the street.

At this point a plain-clothes officer, who witnessed the incident, identified himself as a police officer and chased after Ekam along Hampstead Road.

Ekam discarded the knife used in the attack before being detained and arrested in Harrington Street, Camden. The knife was later found on a nearby railway track.

Despite the efforts of police officers and ambulance staff, Mohamed was pronounced dead at the scene. A subsequent post-mortem examination gave cause of death as multiple incised wounds.

Ekam was charged with murder and possession of an offensive weapon on 5 September 2017.

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