The recovery of the knife believed to have been used to kill Tavis Spencer-Aitkens Picture: SUFFOLK POLICE contributed This is the moment police divers retrieved a knife from the River Gipping, eight days after Tavis Spencer-Aitkens was stabbed to death in Packard Avenue on June 2 last year. The weapon found in the River Gipping following the murder of Tavis Spencer-Aitkens Picture: SUFFOLK POLICEOne of the 17-year-old’s killers, Adebayo Amusa, had denied hitting him with a bottle during the attack and then going in a DPD van to Yeoman Close, where a knife used in the attack was dropped into the River Gipping.Forensic scientist Jamie Burke had told Ipswich Crown Court that no blood or DNA was found on the knife, believed to have been used in the killing.Mr Burke said he was not surprised there were no traces left on the knife, which had a 19cm blade.Prosecutor Oliver Glasgow QC had told the court the van was seen near the River Gipping, where witnesses in nearby flats … [Read more...] about Moment police diver pulled knife from River Gipping after murder of Tavis Spencer-Aitkens
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Video PUBLISHED: 13:20 15 March 2019 | UPDATED: 13:21 15 March 2019 Aristote Yenge (left), 23, of Spring Road, Ipswich, and Kyreis Davies, 17, of Turnstile Square, Colchester, were found guilty of murdering Tavis Spencer-Aitkens Picture: CONTRIBUTED Contributed During the trial of six men accused of killing Tavis Spencer-Aitkens, the media was prohibited from linking to music videos produced by members of the JBlock gang under the name YTBYTN. Kyreis Davies, 17, found guilty of murdering Tavis-Spencer-Aitkens Picture: Suffolk PoliceFollowing the lifting of a reporting restriction on the identity of 17-year-old Kyreis Davies, upon his conviction for murder on Thursday, we can today publish the videos in question.Davies can now be named and pictured after Judge Martyn Levett lifted the automatic reporting restriction following an application by this newspaper and the BBC.The 17-year-old, of Turnstile Square, Colchester, recorded ‘trap’ music under the name … [Read more...] about Watch: Two of Tavis Spencer-Aitkens’ killers in ‘YTBYTN’ videos
Breaking PUBLISHED: 12:46 15 March 2019 | UPDATED: 13:19 15 March 2019 Jane Hunt Five people found guilty for killing Tavis Spencer-Aitkens: Clockwise, from top left: Kyreis Davies, Callum Plaats (convicted of manslaughter), Isaac Calver, Adebayo Amusa, Aristote Yenge Archant Four people were convicted of murdering Tavis Spencer-Aitkens and one person found guilty of manslaughter. Here, we profile each of the killers. Kyreis Davies, 17, found guilty of murdering Tavis-Spencer-Aitkens Picture: Suffolk PoliceKyreis Davies Davies, 17, told the court he’d been a drug dealer since the age of 13 or 14 and claimed although he was a former member of JBlock, he wasn’t a member of the gang at the time of Tavis’s murder. He admitted being in the delivery van on the day of the attack on Tavis but had got out before it went to Packard Avenue. He claimed he was weighing out drugs in a flat in the Chantry area at the time of the stabbing.He was … [Read more...] about Tavis Spencer-Aitkens’ killers: Who are they?
Video PUBLISHED: 12:16 15 March 2019 | UPDATED: 12:16 15 March 2019 Tributes left in memory of Tavis Spencer-Aitkens after the stabbing in Packard Avenue, Ipswich Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN Archant The murder of Tavis Spencer-Aitkens, according to prosecutors, was the result of a bitter rivalry between the JBlock gang from the Jubilee Park area of Ipswich and the Neno gang, from the Nacton area of Ipswich. Oliver Glasgow QC said the fatal stabbing developed from what JBlock perceived to be a loss of respect following a row between two of their friends and two of Tavis’ friends earlier on the day of the killing.2.20pm: As two members of Neno confronted two members of JBlock in Ipswich town centre and shouted ‘IP3’, the two JBlock members took refuge in Lush.Before any violence could break out, a police officer ran into the store and ordered the two Neno members to leave.The J-Block members crossed Ipswich to a friend’s Great Gipping Street … [Read more...] about The events which led to the death of Tavis Spencer-Aitkens
PUBLISHED: 17:24 14 March 2019 | UPDATED: 17:27 14 March 2019 Aristote Yenge (left), 23, of Spring Road, Ipswich, and Kyreis Davies, 17, of Turnstile Square, Colchester, were found guilty of murdering Tavis Spencer-Aitkens Picture: CONTRIBUTED Contributed These are the faces of two young men today found guilty of murdering Ipswich teenager Tavis Spencer-Aitkens. Kyreis Davies (foreground), 17, of Turnstile Square, Colchester, and Aristote Yenge, 23, of Spring Road, Ipswich, were found guilty of murdering Tavis Spencer-Aitkens Picture: CONTRIBUTEDJurors took 25 hours and 35 minutes to return guilty verdicts in the case against Aristote Yenge, 23, of Spring Road, Ipswich, and Kyreis Davies, 17, of Turnstile Square, Colchester. At the same time, Adebayo Amusa, 20, of Sovereign Road, Barking, was also convicted of murder, while Leon Glasgow, 42, of no fixed address, was cleared of murder and manslaughter.The jury of five men and six women later returned a verdict in the case of … [Read more...] about Pictured: Pair found guilty of murdering Tavis Spencer-Aitkens