Four teenagers who stabbed a 17-year-old to death in Battersea have been jailed for a combined total of 85 years.

London Ambulance Service were called to Sullivan Close after midnight on April 31 where they found Mahamad Hassan who had been stabbed.

He was rushed to a south London hospital but was pronounced dead less than two hours after paramedics found him.

Investigations after Mahamad’s death found that he had been chased by the four teenagers up Meyrick Road on the night of the murder, before he was stabbed in the stomach outside Scholey House.

The four teenagers, from Ilford, Lambeth, Mitcham and Tooting, were all found guilty of murder following a three month trial and sentenced on Wednesday (March 28) at the Old Bailey.

The four teenagers are:

Tyriq Aboagye, 18, of Westbury Road in Ilford, who was sentenced to 27 and half years after being found guilty of murder, violent disorder and perverting the course of justice.

Donald Goate-Oueyeya, 18, of Stockwell Road in Lambeth, who was sentenced to 19 and a half years for murder and violent disorder. He had pleaded guilty to the latter at an earlier hearing.

Kishon Allen, 19, of Mount Road in Mitcham, who was sentenced to 21 and a half years after being found guilty of murder and violent disorder.

Ralique Young, of Blackshaw Road in Tooting, for whom the judge lifted reporting restrictions on as he was 17, who was sentenced to 18 years for murder.

Detective Inspector Domenica Catino said: “This sentencing will not bring back Mahamed - a young man who should have had a long life ahead of him has been taken from his family; we hope it does however bring them a sense of closure.

"This sentencing should act further act as a deterrent to anyone concerned in carrying knives of the devastating consequences it can have. These four males will now spend the best years of their lives in prison.”

An 18-year-old man charged with murder is due to stand trial, on a date to be confirmed.