Gangster Salem Koudou hacked to death in revenge for birthday party attack, court told | UK News

A gangster was attacked to death for revenge for disrupting an opponent’s yard party and attacking a birthday boy with a machete, a court has heard.

Salem Koudou, 19, was stabbed 32 times after being chased by 15 people in Brixton, south London, jurors said.

Darius Kwakye, 29, Donte McCalla, 21, and Tristan Bullock, 21, are on trial at the Old Bailey for murder and another charge of manslaughter, which they deny.

Opening his trial on Monday, Oliver Glasgow KC said there could be no excuse for “murder assault”.

The jury heard that on August 20, 2020, Mr Koudou – a member of the Stockwell-based All’ Bout Money (ABM) gang – and two others were out in a beaten VW Golf Steal to attack opponents.

ABM is in a violent dispute with gangs known as 17 or Wandsworth Road, One Five O (150) or Get Back Gang (GBG), and Four Ten (410).

After a failed attempt, Mr Koudou and his friends continued on to Brixton, where they are said to have encountered an “ideal target”.

Just before 6pm, VW Golf was pre-drive into Kwakye’s parked Mercedes outside a birthday party on Marcella Street for Tyreicke Williams, 28, of GBG.

Mr Koudou went out with a “huge knife” and started chasing guests, including Mr Williams and Kwakye, it was alleged.

Mr. Williams fell to the ground and was picked up by Mr. Koudou but managed to get out despite his injuries.

Mr Glasgow said the response was “immediate and violent”, “quick and aggressive” as party guests armed themselves and gave chase.

He told jurors: “The roles have now been reversed, Salem Koudou no longer has the upper hand, and he has 15 or more people to escape.”

‘There is no hope of survival’

Finding himself “hopefully outnumbered”, Mr Koudou fled but fell to the floor and was arrested by members of the group, the prosecutor said.

Mr Glasgow told jurors: “In total he was stabbed more than 30 times and the injuries he suffered were catastrophic.

“His lungs, liver and stomach were damaged by the knives used to stab him, and the blades used were so intense that some of the wounds were up to 14cm deep.

“The others damaged the bones of his rib cage, and one pierced his skull.

“There is no hope of survival and it only takes a few seconds for this attack to take place, for his pursuers to take revenge, and for the killers to disappear calmly as if nothing had happened.”

He added: “Given this shocking violence, there is no doubt that Salem Koudou’s pursuers want revenge for the attack on Tyreicke Williams.”

The defendants, from south London, are believed to be among a group of men who chased and stabbed Mr Koudou to death.

However, Mr Glasgow said they did not accept CCTV and forensic evidence and denied that they had anything to do with the murder.

The trial continues.

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