A teenager has been found guilty of murdering 18-year-old Sait Mboob in Moss Side, Manchester, UK, after a trial which heard of rivalry between local gangs.
The 17-year-old, who is alleged to have been a member of the Ardwick and Longsight-based 7M gang, has also been found guilty of three counts of causing grievous bodily harm with intent.
Sait Mboob died following what prosecutors say was ‘group-on-group violence’ between alleged members of the Ardwick and Longsight 7M gang and rivals in Moss Side.
Sait is said to have been a ‘known target’ of the gang, with jurors told he died following an attack on August 8 last year, after 7M armed themselves for ‘extreme’ and ‘lethal’ violence
The court heard that Sait was set upon and hunted down by a gang of masked men, who had travelled from Ardwick to Moss Side.
Jurors were shown rap videos posted on YouTube, which prosecutors say they used to establish their status as a Manchester gang, boasting that they would ‘take control’ of Longsight and Moss Side.
In a defence case statement composed later, the boy said the only reason he travelled to Moss Side was to buy a takeaway, and that he later he went ‘cruising around’ with friends in a car.
The defendant said he had nothing to do with the incident in Crosshill Street, on 8 August last year.
The teenager is due to be sentenced yesterday.