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Who are WSTRN? Everything you need to know about the group after band member jailed following attack in west London

Akelle from the group was among five men who stormed a flat in White City

A pop star who once kept Adele off the top of the music charts was jailed on Wednesday (July 26) for his part in an attack in White City.

Akelle Shemai Charles, of WSTRN, was among five men who stormed a flat wearing motorcycle helmets at around 8pm on January 11, 2016.

The 26-year-old was convicted of violent disorder and handed a four and-a-half year prison sentence.

But what do we know about the musician who once denied Adele top spots in the charts?

Who is Akelle Shemai Charles?

Akelle Charles, of WSTRN, at The Heathland School in Hounslow

Akelle Shemai Charles, 26, is a member of hip hop group WSTRN, who's debut song In2 reached number four in the official charts in November 2015.

He grew up in Shepherd's Bush and went to Hurlingham and Chelsea Secondary School, and has three children, a son Jaden and twin girls Annie and Avon.

During a visit to The Heathland School, Hounslow , Charles told pupils he struggled at school with ADHD (attention deficit hyperactive disorder) and fell in with the "wrong crowd" after leaving.

Akelle Charles, of WSTRN, meets students at The Heathland School, in Hounslow

Who are WSTRN?

Akelle Charles pictured here in the centre at the MOBO Awards in 2016(Image: Getty Images Europe)

WSTRN are a musical collective from west London made up of Charles, his cousin Haile and their close friend Louis Rei.

Signed to Atlantic records, the trio released their debut single In2 in November 2015 which reached number 4 in the UK singles chart and top spot in the UK R&B chart.

They briefly kept Adele off top spot in the midweek listings with the song which was recorded in a single studio session and had a video shot for just £250.

What happened?

Brothers Akelle Shemai Charles and Naeem Neil Phillip-Charles were part of the group of five men who attacked innocent occupants of a flat in White City(Image: Metropolitan Police)

Akelle Shemai Charles, and his brother Naeem Neil Phillip-Charles, were part of a group which stormed a flat in White City and attacked the occupants.

The brothers have been sent to jail for a combined total of eight years.

The pair were among a group of five men wearing motorcycle helmets who kicked down the door or the flat before threatening the occupants at around 8pm on January 11, 2016.

Police believe the incident was in connection with a street robbery earlier that day, but both occupants of the flat were wholly innocent and had no knowledge of the earlier incident.

A 40-year-old man and 60-year-old grandmother had a bicycle thrown at them before the woman was punched so hard she broke a tooth.

Akelle, 26, and Naeem, 32, were both convicted of violent disorder after being found guilty and handed four and-a-half and three and-a-half year jail sentences respectively.

They were acquitted of aggravated burglary and possession of a firearm with intent to cause fear of violence.

Police have been unable to trace the three other men involved in the incident.

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