The Metropolitan Police Service

01/28/2023 | News release | Distributed by Public on 01/28/2023 01:12

Teenager convicted of manslaughter of Teon Campbell-Pitter, 16

A 16-year-old has been convicted of manslaughter after fatally stabbing another boy outside a boxing club in south London last year.

On Wednesday, 25 January [A] aged 16 was found not guilty of murder but guilty of manslaughter at the Central Criminal Court, after attacking Teon Campbell-Pitter, also 16, who was on his way to the boxing club in New Cross at around 16:00hrs on 13 April.

He will be sentenced on Thursday, 9 February.

A second teenager [B] 16, was found not guilty of murder and not guilty of manslaughter.

Police were called at 16:06hrs on Wednesday, 13 April to Angus Street, SE14 following reports of a fight in progress.

Officers responded with the London Ambulance Service and London's Air Ambulance.

Teon was found at the scene close to Fordham Park with stab injuries. Despite the efforts of paramedics, he was pronounced dead at the scene.

A post-mortem examination gave cause of death as a stab injury to the abdomen.

Detectives from Specialist Crime launched an investigation to establish what had happened.

They found that Teon was sat on a bench near the club when he was approached by the two youths and an altercation began, in which Teon sustained fatal injuries. The incident took place in broad daylight in an area busy with people.

[A] was arrested on 16 April and charged.

Detective Chief Inspector Nigel Penney led the investigation. He said: "Teon and his attacker were known to each other and were not on good terms following a number of disputes going back some time, that eventually escalated with deadly consequences.

"Now one young teenage life has been lost and his families lives left in pieces, while another boy is going to spend the best years of his life in prison.

"If you carry a knife, I implore you to stop and think; the consequences are not a reality you want, or have to experience."

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