Crime & the Law

Three teenagers sentenced to life for the fatal stabbing of ‘gentle giant’ Warren Ramdeen


Warren Ramdeen murdered by 3 teenagers last year. Image: Met Police

Three teenagers have received life sentences at the Old Bailey for the fatal stabbing of Warren Ramdeen at his home in Northolt, North West London.

The minimum recommendations for all three youths total 50 years.

The young men aged between 16 and 18 were previously found guilty of the 31 year old’s murder on Monday the 30th of March.

18 year old Riche Hugh Campbell from Pinner Green, Pinner received life to serve a minimum of 17 years;

17 year old Idris Abdulle of Northolt received life to serve a minimum of 16 years;

16 year old Shomarni Mkini of no fixed address to received life to serve a minimum of 17 years.

The court heard that on the day of the murder in October last year the three teenagers were caught on CCTV entering and leaving Churchill Court, a block of flats in Newmarket Avenue, Northolt, where Mr Ramdeen lived on the tenth floor.

At 4 am on 4th October 2014 a man staying with Mr Ramdeen returned to his flat to find blood in the hallway and on the door and the body of Mr Ramdeen lying face down on a mattress.

The court heard Mr Ramdeen was a vulnerable adult suffering with mental health issues.

It’s believed that his attackers took advantage of his health issues and used his flat for the purposes of drug dealing.

It’s thought a dispute then took place which led to Mr Ramdeen being attacked.

Detective Inspector Andy Manning, of the Homicide and Major Crime Command, said at conviction; 

I am glad that we have been able to bring to justice the three teenagers responsible for Warren’s murder and I hope that this verdict provides some small degree of solace to the family as they try to move forward.

None of the three defendants gave a coherent account of what happened in the flat that evening and therefore Warren’s family may never know exactly why he was killed.

I believe the situation Warren was in is not unique and would appeal to anyone who is being threatened or intimidated by criminals to have the courage to ask the police for help.

Similarly, if you know anybody who is suffering as a result of their association with criminals, please call police on 101 and share any information you have with us.

Statement issued on behalf of the Ramdeen and Louison families.

Warren’s death, and the manner of it, made Friday 3rd October 2014 the worst day of our lives.

In the months that had passed since Warren’s death, during the trial and up the sentencing, there has been and will continue to be some very dark moments, which we have all had to and will have to find our own different ways to deal with and endure.

Now, we have to adapt to the future without Warren, our son, brother, nephew and friend. But Warren’s memory shines brightly in our thoughts, and we will forever remember the wonderful times we shared, and a piece of him will shine eternally in all of us just like his smile.

Thankfully, out of tragedy some good often emerges, and we feel blessed to have such true friends and family who have supported us day in day out which has helped tremendously in dealing with our bereavement, we will be forever grateful for this.

We would also like to thank the detectives, and the liaison officers assigned to us and the entire work force for their diligence perseverance and sincerity towards our family in securing this conviction. At this time we wish to reiterate our deep appreciation for the very generous and clearly sincere accolades paid to Warren and his memory by his friends and the contribution they made towards his funeral.

This verdict and sentencing today gives us some comfort knowing the perpetrators will have to suffer and realise that life is for living and not for taking and will have plenty of time to ponder their mistakes, and let them be assured that everyone connected with Warren and our families will not shed a single tear over their demise.


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