Killer teenagers jailed over ‘shocking and cruel’ youth club stabbing

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Glendon Spence, Rishon Florant Chibuzo Ukonu
Teenagers Rishon Florant (high center) and Chibuzo Ukonu (high proper) have been jailed for killing aspiring mechanic Glendon Spence (left) (Picture: Central)

Two teenagers have been jailed for the ‘swift and merciless’ killing of an aspiring mechanic who had taken refuge inside a youth centre.

Glendon Spence, 23, and his pals the place chased into the the Marcus Lipton Youth Centre in , south London, after they had been set upon by two hooded teenagers armed with giant knives.

Mr Spence tripped and fell by a desk tennis desk when Rishon Florant, 18,of Peterborough Road, Waltham Forest, carried out the horrifying assault in entrance of alarmed workers and children.

On Friday, Florant was sentenced on the Old Bailey to 18 years for homicide after stabbing Mr Spence to demise.

He was left for lifeless and had the principle artery in his thigh severed through the assault within the night of February 21.

Florant laughed and shouted to pals within the public gallery as he was despatched down.

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His co-accused, 18-year-old Chibuzo Ukonu, of Loughton, Essex, recognized the killer and was sentenced to 14 years for manslaughter.

Pic shows cctv images from murder case Both killers have rushed inside the building Dramatic footage shows killers chasing a man into a youth club armed with deadly knives before hacking him to death in front of mortified teenagers. Glendon Spence, 23, had a look of horror on his face in his last moments as machete wielding maniacs chased him round a ping pong table. The Marcus Lipton Youth Centre in Brixton became the stage for a nightmarish tragedy of mayhem and ultra-violence which ended in the murder of Mr Spence. SEE STORY CENTRAL NEWS
CCTV from homicide case because the killers rushed contained in the constructing (Picture: Central)
Pic shows cctv images from murder case. Both killers have rushed inside the building Dramatic footage shows killers chasing a man into a youth club armed with deadly knives before hacking him to death in front of mortified teenagers. Glendon Spence, 23, had a look of horror on his face in his last moments as machete wielding maniacs chased him round a ping pong table. The Marcus Lipton Youth Centre in Brixton became the stage for a nightmarish tragedy of mayhem and ultra-violence which ended in the murder of Mr Spence. SEE STORY CENTRAL NEWS
They chased Glendon right into a youth club armed with lethal knives earlier than hacking him to demise in entrance of horrified teenagers (Picture: Central information)

The courtroom heard that pair had been then pushed away by an confederate in a BMW.

The jury had deliberated for 21 hours final month to search out Florant responsible of homicide and Ukonu responsible of manslaughter.

Judge Mark Dennis QC the pair: ‘The complete occasion had taken lower than 90 seconds. Glendon Spence died on the scene from heavy bloody loss.

‘The precise motive for the assault is unknown, nonetheless the assault has all of the hallmarks for organised gang violence.

‘This was grave offending of the utmost seriousness. The CCTV captured what was a surprising and merciless assault and one which might have horrified or brought on nice alarm to anybody that witnessed it.

Undated handout file photo issued by Metropolitan Police of Glendon Spence. Two teenagers, Rishon Florant and Chibuzo Ukonu, have been jailed at the Old Bailey for killing the aspiring mechanic in a "shocking and cruel" attack inside a youth centre. PA Photo. Issue date: Friday October 11, 2019. Spence, 23, and his friends sought refuge at the Marcus Lipton Youth Centre in Brixton, south London, when two hooded teenagers ran at them armed with large knives. Mr Spence tripped and fell by a table tennis table and was set upon by one of the youths in a "swift and merciless" attack in front of horrified staff and youngsters. See PA story COURTS Brixton. Photo credit should read: Metropolitan Police/PA Wire NOTE TO EDITORS: This handout photo may only be used in for editorial reporting purposes for the contemporaneous illustration of events, things or the people in the image or facts mentioned in the caption. Reuse of the picture may require further permission from the copyright holder.
Glendon Spence’s household stated they’d take consolation from their recollections of the 23-year-old (Picture: PA)

‘You are both young men attracted to, and engaged in, an urban culture that embraces violence.’

Earlier on Friday, Mr Spence’s household described their devastating loss and spoke of the pity that they had for his killers in addition to the consolation they’d take from their recollections.

Florant has a number of earlier convictions for carrying knives courting again to when he was aged 15.

Ukonu additionally had a conviction for carrying a 12-inch fight knife when he was aged 15.

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He instructed police on the time of his arrest: ‘Not gonna lie, I got something on me. Brixton is a dangerous place.’

Undated handout file photo issued by Metropolitan Police of Chibuzo Ukonu (left) and Rishon Florant who have been jailed at the Old Bailey for killing an aspiring mechanic, Glendon Spence, in a "shocking and cruel" attack inside a youth centre. PA Photo. Issue date: Friday October 11, 2019. Spence, 23, and his friends sought refuge at the Marcus Lipton Youth Centre in Brixton, south London, when two hooded teenagers ran at them armed with large knives. Mr Spence tripped and fell by a table tennis table and was set upon by one of the youths in a "swift and merciless" attack in front of horrified staff and youngsters. See PA story COURTS Brixton. Photo credit should read: Metropolitan Police/PA Wire NOTE TO EDITORS: This handout photo may only be used in for editorial reporting purposes for the contemporaneous illustration of events, things or the people in the image or facts mentioned in the caption. Reuse of the picture may require further permission from the copyright holder.
Chibuzo Ukonu (left) and Rishon Florant had been jailed on Friday October 11 on the Old Bailey for killing Glendon Spence (Picture: Met Police/PA)

He was additionally caught possessing cocaine and heroin with intent to provide.

The courtroom was instructed of the rising development for sporting physique vests due to the ‘prevalence of ’ in Brixton.

Prosecution used this to recommend the focusing on of Mr Spence’s leg meant it was a calculated and centered assault.

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