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17-year-old Found Guilty Of Murdering Other Teenager

Tuesday 20th May 2014

A 17-year-old who stabbed an innocent teenager to death in an unprovoked attack has been found guilty of murder.

Uriah Gardner stabbed Fico Dougan in the heart in a house in Croydon last September, with a cook's knife he'd taken from the kitchen.Uriah Gardner. Picture: Met Police

We're now able to report his name after the Judge lifted the reporting restrictions surrounding the case. 

A two-year-old girl and Fico's girlfriend witnessed the attack.

The knife that killed Fico was found discarded in a drain close to where the attack took place.

Police found Gardner trying to destroy evidence by burning his clothes in the back garden after the attack.

Detective Inspector John Finch, Homicide and Major Crime Command, said: “Fico was a talented young man with a bright future a head of him. Gardner’s attack on him was unprovoked and he stood no chance of defending himself.

I am pleased that the jury have convicted Gardner of murder today."