Cruel teenagers who chased and fatally stabbed a young man for no reason in Harlesden have been jailed for life.
At the Old Bailey on Thursday, T-Shai Ennis, Idris Daud and Ayman Koshin were sentenced after being found guilty of murdering David Headlam on June 29 last year.
David, of Donnington Road, Willesden, died in hospital a few hours later from stab wounds to the thigh.
Speaking after the sentencing, Detective Inspector Sarah McConnell said: "This was an unprovoked attack against two friends who were making their way home after meeting friends.
"The defendants launched a violent assault, chasing David for some distance before delivering the fatal injuries."
The gang - one of whom (Ennis) bragged about a stabbing in a YouTube video - were convicted on Monday March 30 at the same court following a trial.
- Ennis, 19, of Chadwick Road, Langley, was sentenced to life in prison with a recommendation to serve a minimum of 20 years. He was also sentenced to nine years for GBH; both sentences to be served concurrently.
- Daud, 20, of Anton Place, Wembley was sentenced to life in prison with a recommendation to serve a minimum of 20 years. He was also sentenced to nine years for GBH; both sentences to be served concurrently.
- Koshin, 18, of Summers Close, Wembley, was sentenced to life imprisonment with a recommendation to serve a minimum of 18 years. He was also sentenced to eight years for GBH; both sentences to be served concurrently.
All three have also been convicted of grievous bodily harm with intent following an attack on a 19-year-old man who was with David.
Jurors heard the pals were attacked in the High Street at the junction with Park Parade just before 1am.
Both victims ran away, but two of the attackers pursued David - son of church minister Alonzo Headlam - into Drayton Road where they further assaulted him.
"Residents came to David's aid and remained with him until he was attended to by emergency services," said DI McConnell.
"I would like to thank those who assisted, and the witnesses who subsequently came forward to help the police investigation.
"Our thoughts are with David's family and I only hope that the convictions of those responsible will offer some small comfort to them at this extremely difficult time."
The attackers were seen to get into a people carrier which police later identified as a mini cab based in Wembley.
Officers discovered the particular vehicle was ordered by a mobile number belonging to Koshin, and additional mobile phone and CCTV evidence placed the gang at the scene.
On the day of the murder, Daud uploaded a rap video on YouTube which featured him and Ennis. Part of the video showed Ennis bragging about stabbing someone.