Teenagers Guilty of Killing Vulnerable Northolt Man

Police say his family may never know why he was killed

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Three teenagers have today, Monday 30 March, been convicted of fatally stabbing 31-year-old Warren Ramdeen at his home in Northolt.

Riche Hugh Campbell, 18 of Pinner Green, Pinner.
a 17-year-old boy from Northolt; and a 16-year-old of no fixed address were found guilty of murder at the Old Bailey following a trial that began on Monday, 2 March..

Shortly before 7pm on Friday 3 October 2014, the three defendants entered Churchill Court, a block of flats in Newmarket Avenue, Northolt, where Mr Ramdeen lived on the tenth floor. The three teenagers went in and out of the block several times that evening.

At around 23:30hrs, a disturbance was heard in the flat and CCTV footage shows the three defendants leaving Churchill Court.

At around 04:00hrs the following morning, a man who stayed with Mr Ramdeen returned to the flat and found blood in the hallway and on the door before discovering the body of Mr Ramdeen lying face-down on a mattress. Police and the London Ambulance Service were called and Mr Ramdeen was pronounced dead at the scene.

A post-mortem examination gave cause of death as a stab wound to the heart.

The motive for the murder is unclear. Mr Ramdeen was a vulnerable adult suffering with mental health issues. It is believed that his attackers took advantage of his frailties and used his flat for the purposes of drug dealing. It is thought a dispute then took place which led to Mr Ramdeen being attacked.

Detective Inspector Andy Manning, of the Homicide and Major Crime Command, said: "I am glad that we have been able to bring to justice the three teenagers responsible for Warren's murder and I hope that this verdict provides some small degree of solace to the family as they try to move forward.

"None of the three defendants gave a coherent account of what happened in the flat that evening and therefore Warren's family may never know exactly why he was killed.

"I believe the situation Warren was in is not unique and I would appeal to anyone who is being threatened or intimidated by criminals to have the courage to ask the police for help.

"Similarly, if you know anybody who is suffering as a result of their association with criminals, please call police on 101 and share any information you have with us."


30th March 2015