Three men have been found guilty of killing a mother of one while she was celebrating her 24th birthday.

Just seven days away from what would be Sabrina Moss's 25th birthday, Hassan Hussain, 29, of Cranhurst Road, Willesden Green, Martell Warren, 22, of Napier Road, Kensal Green, and Yassin James, 20, of Chaplin Road, Wembley, were convicted for the nursery teacher's murder.

The Old Bailey heard today (August 18) that Sabrina Moss, 24, was gunned down outside Woody's Grill in Kilburn High Road, Kilburn after spending the evening at the Love and Liquor club.

Her friend, Sabrina Gachette, 24, was also shot in the back but survived, they were shot in what was believed to be a gang war.

The guns used were a Mac 10 and a double barrelled shotgun.

Ms Gachette said after the verdict: "Today marks the beginning of the end of what has been a tiring and terribly traumatic 12 months.

"The, physical, mental and emotional impact has been huge. These men will never truly understand the depths of which they have changed my life, but I have found it in my heart to forgive them. Without doing so, I would not be able to move forward."

 

All three men entered not guilty pleas to the murder of Sabrina Moss, and were also found guilty of the attempted murder of Sabrina Gachette, the attempted murder of two men and two counts of possession of a firearm.

Ms Moss was standing outside Woody Grill when shortly before 4.20am shots were fired in the street.

Both the girls were taken by ambulance to hospital but Sabrina Moss was pronounced dead later on the Saturday morning, a post-mortem examination held at Northwick Park Hospital Mortuary on August 2 last year gave the cause of death as a gunshot wound to the chest.

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A statement issued after the verdict from Sabrina Moss's family said: "As much as we are pleased that these individuals will be behind bars for a long time, it doesn't alter the fact that Sabrina is gone and her son has been left without a mother.

"Sabrina was a completely innocent victim of a totally senseless and callous crime and even though this chapter is now closing in our lives, we will never be the same and our lives have been forever been affected."

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Detective Chief Inspector, Andy Partridge of the Homicide and Major Crime Command (HMCC) said: "I am pleased that those involved have been found guilty by the court today.

"Sabrina Moss had her whole life ahead of her; she was a nursery teacher and had just moved into a flat with her partner and their young child. She was looking forward to the future with her family, however this all changed in an instant due to the actions of those convicted today.

"These convictions should send a strong message to those who are involved in gangs and criminality, to those who find this lifestyle glamorous or exciting. This activity ruins lives, destroys families and could ultimately result in you serving a lengthy sentence.

"Anyone involved in such attacks can expect to be tracked down, charged and brought before the courts to face justice. There will be no hiding place for people who commit such acts of violence."

All four men will be sentenced on September 12.

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