Search

Joel Adesina trial: CCTV shows stabbed Dagenham teenager carrying ‘sword’

PUBLISHED: 17:54 29 September 2015 | UPDATED: 10:48 20 October 2015

Joel Adesina was stabbed to death in December last year

Joel Adesina was stabbed to death in December last year

Archant

Stab victim Joel Adesina was carrying a “sword” on the night he was killed, the Old Bailey heard this afternoon.

CCTV footage showed that the 15-year-old was carrying the weapon in his waistband moments before he collapsed from his injuries.

On the first day of the trial of Georgie Phillips, 20, and Lincoln Olaribigbe, 23, who are both charged with the Dagenham teenager’s murder, the court heard how they had tracked Joel and three of his friends around East London in a blue Mercedes and silver Vauxhall with their associates.

After the driver of the Mercedes found Joel hiding behind a parked silver car, one of the group is alleged to have pinned him up against a metal fence, before dragging him away.

CCTV footage showed Joel bleeding in Ekol Food Centre in Bethnal Green’s Gibraltar Walk, shortly after being stabbed in the abdomen in Padbury Court at about 11pm on December 5 last year.

After collapsing from his wounds, a friend of Joel’s is seen removing the sword from the front left of his waistband ahead of the arrival of paramedics on the scene. Joel died about three hours after the attack.

Prosecutor Anthony Orchard QC said both defendants were “in it together”.

“We say that all the occupants of that car would have been aware that a knife or knives were being carried by occupants of that car,” he said. “Both these defendants were in it together.”

The Mercedes was found burnt out in Islington the day after Joel’s death.

Olaribigbe of Regents Court, Hoxton, and Phillips of Hood Walk, Romford, deny murder.

The trial continues.

Related articles

Latest Romford Stories

41 minutes ago

Dagenham & Redbridge striker Tomi Adeloye says they need to be a tougher side if they want to start climbing up the National League table.

08:22

Essex Senior Cup, third round: Colchester United 0 Romford 2

07:00

House prices in Havering declined by 0.2 per cent in August despite witnessing a 1.5pc rise over the last 12 months.

Yesterday, 19:22

Dagenham & Redbridge could potentially face an away tie against National League North side Southport in the first round of the FA Cup.

Yesterday, 18:00

Cricklefield Stadium in Ilford to host talent ID evening this week

Yesterday, 17:00

Hornchurch, Upminster and Romford are part of a large area that has been earmarked for conservation and community projects.

Yesterday, 17:00

Do you recognise this man? He stole a Help for Heroes charity tin from a Romford pub at the weekend.

Yesterday, 16:03

Dagenham & Redbridge have signed attacker Angelo Balanta from National League rivals Boreham Wood.

PROMOTED CONTENT

Vauxhall has completed its sport utility vehicle range with the third, and largest, Grandland X. We put the SUV, now available at Tony LeVoi in Romford, to the test.

“The time to repair the roof is when the sun is shining,” so the saying goes. So if some warm weather is making your conservatory uninhabitable, think about replacing its roof with a flat one and adding a roof lantern instead.

The next step in renewable energy could be right beneath your feet as you walk through a Romford shopping centre.

Newsletter Sign Up

Romford Recorder twice-weekly newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy

Most read

Show Job Lists

Education Promo

News from your area

Digital Edition

cover

Enjoy the
Romford Recorder
e-edition today

Subscribe

Education and Training

cover

Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now