A man has been found guilty of murdering someone he was staying with after a row over a bank card.

Salieu Seray-Wurie, 26, of no fixed address, was convicted of murder at the Old Bailey today (August 30) after a Met Police investigation linked his DNA to the crime scene.

Police were called by a member of public on October 19, 2022 after being concerned about the wellbeing of a man in Kirton Gardens, Shoreditch.

Officers attended and found 47-year-old Darren Ammon bound and covered with a duvet. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

A postmortem examination later revealed that Darren died due to compression to the neck. It also found that Darren had been killed “several days prior to being found”, police said.

A murder probe was launched by the Met’s Specialist Crime Command and a forensic examination of the crime scene found Seray-Wurie’s fingerprints on the front door.

Officers established that Seray-Wurie had been staying with Darren at the time of Darren’s death and was in need of money to fund his drug habit.

A spokesperson for Met Police said that Seray-Wurie fatally attacked Darren after believing that Darren had taken his bank card.

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After the attack, Seray-Wurie sold Darren’s television and pawned it before travelling to Slough.

He was arrested on October 22 last year on suspicion of murder and had previously pleaded guilty to theft and manslaughter.

He will now be sentenced at the Old Bailey tomorrow (August 31).

Det Ch Insp Neil John called it a “tragic case” where a man “needlessly lost his life for the sake of a few pounds”.

He said: “Whilst Darren’s lifestyle may have been chaotic, at the time of his death he was offering the defendant a place to stay.

“I would like to praise his family, who have had to sit in court and listen to the details about Darren’s death. They have shown dignity and our thoughts today remain with them.”