Moment teenagers celebrate after stabbing 18-year-old to death

Teenagers celebrated stabbing 18-year-old to death with Rambo knives with a FIST BUMP ‘as if to say “Well done us”‘ in shocking video released as the pair face life in jail

  • William Haines, 18, and a 17-year-old stabbed Yusuf Mohamed to death
  • Pair attacked outside a shop in Shepherd’s Bush, London, with Rambo knives
  • Haines found guilty of murder and blade possession, and 17-year-old found guilty of manslaughter and having a knife after trial in Old Bailey
  • They will be sentenced next week and are expected to get life sentences 

This is the sickening moment two teenagers give each other a fist bump after stabbing an 18-year-old to death. 

William Haines, 18, and a 17-year-old youth were filmed after killing Yusuf Mohamed with Rambo knives outside a food shop in Shepherd’s Bush, west London.

Haines has been found guilty of murder and possession of a blade following a trial at the Old Bailey, while the 17-year-old, who cannot be named due to his age, was found guilty of manslaughter and having a knife.

The pair will be sentenced next month for the attack on June 26 last year and are expected to be jailed for life. 

William Haines, 18, and a 17-year-old youth gave each other a fist bump after stabbing Yusuf Mohamed to death outside a food shop in Shepherd’s Bush, west London


Yusuf Mohamed, 18, (left) was stabbed to death by the pair for, what the prosecution termed as ‘no obvious reason’. Attacker William Haines (right) and a 17-year-old, who cannot be named due to his age, will be sentenced next month

Mr Mohamed had been walking on Uxbridge road with friends when he was targeted ‘for no obvious reason’, the court heard. 

Prosecutor Bill Emlyn Jones said: ‘Suddenly, and for no obvious reason, the two defendants crossed the road towards Yusuf and his friends.

‘Yusuf Mohamed had no time to run away, he had no time to do anything to protect himself. Unlike his attackers, he was not carrying a weapon. He stood no chance.’

Haines, who reached him first, acted with ‘brutal efficiency’ as he swung his 6.2-inch blade at the victim and stabbed him in his heart. 

The prosecutor told jurors: ‘Seeing Yusuf collapse to the floor, and as Yusuf desperately tried to retreat, crawling backwards on his elbows, (the 17-year-old) took out his own knife and followed him, stabbing him in the leg as he lay defenceless.

‘As the two young men ran away, tucking their knives back out of sight, they gave each other a fist bump as if to say, ‘Well done us’.’ 

Police officers are seen collecting evidence outside the convenience store where Mr Mohamed was stabbed to death last year

Jurors heard earlier last week that Haines plunged the blade into the 18-year-old Chelsea fan ‘right up to the hilt, as far as it would go’.

Mr Mohamed died later the same night despite the efforts of medics.

Jurors were shown ‘distressing’ CCTV footage of the attack on Mr Mohamed outside the Intercontinental Foods shop.

With the help of a police dog officers later found a ruck sack dumped in bushes containing a large blade with a curved and serrated upper edge along with a sheath. Another weapon was discovered by a dog walker. 

Haines, of Acton, west London, had accepted being the person in the CCTV footage but claimed he could not remember the incident in the footage because he had had a drink. 

Following the verdicts, the defendants were remanded into custody to be sentenced on February.

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