Private schoolboy, 16, who ‘earned £50k-a-year drug-dealing” is jailed for knifing teen, 17, to death – just months after he survived another knifing

Private schoolboy, 16, who ‘earned £50k-a-year drug-dealing” is jailed for knifing teen, 17, to death – just months after he survived another knifing

- in Uk News

A PRIVATE schoolboy who raked in £50,000-a-year drug dealing has been caged for stabbing a teen to death – months after he survived another knifing.

The 16-year-old killer, who cannot be named, was caught on camera plunging the blade into 17-year-old Ayub Hassan’s heart before fleeing on a Boris Bike.

Ayub Hassan, pictured, was knifed to death in West Kensington
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A nurse had rushed over to help the student as he lay dying behind Waitrose near West Kensington tube station but sadly he couldn’t be saved.

The teen killer, who goes to a £7,000-a-term public school, was today caged for a minimum of 15 years after jurors took just five hours to convict him of murder at the Old Bailey.

During his trial, jurors watched as he boasted from the witness box he found drug dealing “enjoyable”.

He also bragged he could earn up to £50,000 a year drug dealing on top of the £20 pocket money he was given by his father.

The teen had claimed he armed himself with one of Ayub’s own blades as the victim had stabbed him four months earlier for “shorting him” on a £50 deal.

But prosecutor Anthony Orchard QC said the teenager was “angry and wanted revenge”.


Ayub’s relatives sobbed in court as the sentence was handed down – with the teen knifed three times before the fatal attack on March 7.

In a victim impact statement his 11-year-old sister said: “Hello, I am Ayub’s little sister, your victim. Not only was he my brother but he was my best friend.

“I sleep in his room now, but do I look like I get sleep, I don’t I spend all night crying and talking to myself because of Ayub’s death I can barely breathe at night.

“When I walk through the streets, I look all over me. Ayub was there for me 24/7. The day you stabbed him I hugged him, we said: ‘I love you’.

“I did not think it would be the last time.”


The court was told the teen killer had become embroiled in the “murky world” of drug-dealing when he was 15 but “enjoyed” raking in the cash.

He was convicted of assault in January this year and a three-foot-long samurai sword was found in his bedroom the following month.

At the time of the stabbing he was also the subject of a Community Behaviour Order imposed last October.

The teenager had previous convictions for common assault, supplying class A drugs and possession of cannabis.

He was also on bail for robbery and attempted robbery at the time of his arrest.


On the day of Ayub’s murder, CCTV captured him surrounded by a gang of youths in an alleyway.

The teen could be seen “squaring up” to the victim before “punching out” with the lock-knife into Ayub’s chest.

Mr Orchard said: “Ayub Hassan collapsed. He was helped to his feet, stumbled a short distance and then collapsed again.

“The defendant left the alleyway and is captured on CCTV mounting a ‘Boris Bike’ and cycling away.”

Speaking out the day after his murder, Ayub’s mum wept as she revealed the youngster dreamed of becoming a barrister.

Devastated pals also released a picture showing Ayub lying in his hospital bed following a previous stabbing early last year.

Mum Siraad Aden, 38, from White City, West London, said her son was a “wonderful boy who was her best friend”.

Ayub, pictured in his hospital bed in early 2018 following a previous stabbing
Forensic officers on the scene in West Kensington
Kevin Dunnett

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