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Ricky Hayden killing: Pair acquitted of murder after bouncer stabbed to death outside home

PUBLISHED: 12:02 31 July 2017 | UPDATED: 13:49 31 July 2017

Kosho Bar bouncer Ricky Hayden was stabbed to death outside his home with a machete Picture: Kosho Bar

Kosho Bar bouncer Ricky Hayden was stabbed to death outside his home with a machete Picture: Kosho Bar

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Two men have been acquitted of murdering a 27-year-old bouncer who was stabbed to death with a machete metres from his home.

Tommy Roome has been found guilty of the manslaughter of Ricky Hayden. Picture: MET POLICE Tommy Roome has been found guilty of the manslaughter of Ricky Hayden. Picture: MET POLICE

Ricky Hayden was killed in Gibbfield Close, Chadwell Heath, on Tuesday, September 13, after he and 55-year-old dad Paul Hayden confronted teenagers they believed were trying to steal his younger brother’s scooter.

Tommy Roome, 20, of Rams Grove, Chadwell Heath, was found guilty of manslaughter after denying all charges against him.

Tarrell Hinds, 20, of Manford Cross, Hainault, was acquitted of manslaughter.

Ricky’s dad Paul was injured in the confrontation in which Roome told the Old Bailey he put his hand on his knife handle after seeing the 55-year-old “swinging a baseball bat”.

Ricky Hayden's dad Ricky Hayden's dad

Both Roome and Mr Hinds were found not guilty of attempted murder of Paul and Mr Hinds was subsequently discharged.

The jury previously heard how the pair had gone to Chadwell Heath on a moped looking for two brothers – Carter and Latham Jordan – with whom Roome had an ongoing dispute.

They claim to have stopped when they thought they saw one of the Jordan’s cars and were then confronted by Paul, Ricky and his 21-year-old brother Perry who had seen them stop near his scooter.

The family said they were woken up by noise outside their house, and saw a group of men trying to moped belonging to Perry.

Mourners wore Ricky Hayden's favourite colour orange at his funeral Mourners wore Ricky Hayden's favourite colour orange at his funeral

Giving evidence, Hinds said he had jumped off the back of the moped just as he spotted three men running down the road.

When he saw Paul had a baseball bat, Roome said he put his hand on the handle of a knife – which was described as looking like a machete.

He told jurors: “They got closer to me. He was trying to hit me. I pulled the knife out of the case. I got hit.

“It was a stand off and that was it.”

Romford bouncer Ricky Hayden was stabbed to death outside his Chadwell Heath home Romford bouncer Ricky Hayden was stabbed to death outside his Chadwell Heath home

He said that he was not aware he had hit Paul with the knife and the only reason he got it out was because the older man was “swinging a baseball bat”.

In the melee Ricky received a deep stab wound to the left thigh, which damaged the major arteries and vein in his leg.

Paul, now 55, was also seriously injured, and suffered a severed achilles tendon.

Both men were taken to hospital, where Ricky died the following day.

Less than a week after Ricky’s death, colleagues at Romford’s Kosho Club in South Street raised £7,500 in his memory as more than 600 people attended the event.

A third defendant, 20-year-old Kevin Malamba of Rodney Road, Southwark, had pleaded guilty at an earlier hearing to perverting the course of justice.

The defendants will be sentenced at a later date.

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