Crime

Two men found guilty of the murder of 25-year-old Ashley Latty

25-year-old Ashley Latty murdered at a party in Dagenham.  Image: Met Police

25-year-old Ashley Latty murdered at a party in Dagenham. Image: Met Police

Two men men have been found guilty at the Old Bailey of their involvement in the murder of 25-year-old Ashley Latty at a party in Dagenham.

Police, medics and the London Air Ambulance Service were called to a function at The Beaver Centre on Selinas Lane.

Mr Latty had been stabbed twice in the back and three times in the chest, one of which entered his heart.

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Two other people were convicted of attempted GBH during the trial and one person pleaded guilty to attempted GBH at the start of the trial.

Sentencing will take place on 27th April.

Detective Chief Inspector Neale Baldock, of the Met’s Homicide and Major Crime Command, said:

Ashley Latty went out that weekend with the sole intention of enjoying himself and his friends’ company; earlier that Saturday he had been a guest at a wedding party.

He was set upon by a group of men who launched a vicious attack, inflicting severe injuries, which ultimately led to his death. Today’s convictions illustrate that if you partake in violence, regardless of the extent, you will be held accountable for your actions.

We may not know for certain why this attack happened, but what we do know, is the number of families that have been torn apart by the senseless events of that morning.

 

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