A 14-YEAR-OLD boy has been jailed with three other gang members for stabbing a student to death in Southall.
The killers were part of a group who attacked 22-year-old Yasin Abdirahman in Windmill Park after mistaking him for a rival gang member.
They were members of the gang MDP - meaning 'Murder Dem Pussies' or 'Money Drugs Power'.
Yasin Abdirahman, a Somalian pharmacy student at London Metropolitan University, was confronted by the gang and accused of being a member of rival crew, the 'Grit Set.'
The gang chased him before stabbing him three times in the head. He died a week later in hospital from a brain injury.
Ten youths were convicted at the Old Bailey following the attack on September 3, 2007.
Sheldon Lewis, 19, Andre Mason, 16, and Joshua Williams, 15, were all jailed for life for murder on Tuesday.
Ringleader Lewis was given a minimum term of 15 years, Williams 14 years and Mason 13 years.
Carlos Cyrus, just 12 at the time, was convicted of manslaughter and sentenced to a seven year jail term with a further four years extended supervision.
Another boy, also 12 at the time of the attack, who cannot be named for legal reasons, will be sentenced at a later date for conspiracy to cause grievous bodily harm with intent and violent disorder
Three other youths, Daniel Thomas, 17, Rahmin Rahimi, 16, and Peter Kutupe-Kamara, 19, were jailed for four years for conspiracy to cause grievous bodily harm with intent and violent disorder, with Thomas and Rahimi given four year extended supervision orders.
Lemar McGregor, 15, convicted of conspiracy to cause grievous bodily harm, was handed a three year supervision order.
A 16-year-old who also cannot be named was given a 12-month supervision order with a three month curfew order for conspiracy to cause grievous bodily harm with intent and violent disorder.
The youths are all from the Southall, Willesden, Acton, Shepherds Bush, and West Ealing.
On the night of September 3, MDP headed to the Windmill Park Estate in Southall.
Prosecutor Brendan Finucane QC told jurors: "There was increasing tension between the MDP and Grit Set - and there had been a series of confrontations between the two groups."
Witnesses heard members of the gang shouted 'You Grit Set, you Grit Set' as they grabbed hold of Mr Abdirahman and his friend.
Footage from CCTV cameras on a number 207 bus showed around 20 members of the gang wearing hoods and baseball caps on their way to attack the victim.
Sentencing the killer gang the Recorder of London, Judge Peter Beaumont added: "Anyone who has read the statement provided to the court by Yasin Abdirahman's sister cannot fail to be moved by her description of her brother's death or fail to be struck by the poignancy of its circumstances.
"He was a young man who had fled war-torn Somalia to find security in Great Britain, and who repaid the hospitality that this country gave him by not only leading an honest and purposeful life within it, but was working hard to obtain a degree, the better to support his disabled mother, all of which ended on the night of September 3, 2007.
"He and his friend were doing nothing more remarkable than taking a few steps outside Yasin Abdirahman's home to say goodbye to two girls who had been guests in that house that evening and who were themselves walking to the bus stop, when both young men were attacked.
Aaron Adusei, 19, Ashley Quashie-Pownall, 20, Rhys Johnson, 18, Richard Mark, 20, and a 15-year-old boy were cleared of conspiracy to cause grievous bodily harm with intent.
Jurors were unable to reach verdicts in case of Farron Sinclair, 19, Rory Blake, 19, Tyrone Downer, 19 and an unnamed 17-year-old, and the Crown decided not to seek another trial.
Sheldon Lewis, of Bromyard Avenue, east Acton, was caught after a trail of his blood was found near the murder scene.