A Wandsworth man has been found guilty murder after the fatal stabbing of Gavin Garraway in Clapham last year.

On Monday evening (June 8), a spokesperson for the Met Police confirmed that 20-year-old Zion Chiata of the Patmore Estate in Wandsworth had been found guilty of murder.

A second defendant, Tishaun Panton, was convicted of Gavin’s manslaughter following the first trial.

Both men will now be sentenced together on a date to be confirmed, the Met said.

Gavin Garraway was stabbed to death Clapham Park Road on March 29, 2019.

During the trial the court heard how at 2.36pm on 29 March 2019, Gavin was driving with his brother through the Clapham Common area before turning onto Clapham Park Road when Chiata and Panton – who were on foot - suddenly began to pursue his car.

After the car crashed into a lamppost while trying to evade the pair, Panton and Chiata approached, the latter pulling out a large knife preparing to attack.

Once at the car, Chiata stabbed Gavin three times in quick succession.

"At the same time Panton used the crutch he had with him and began to hit Gavin and his car with the item.

"During the attack, his brother tried his best to defend his brother with a crutch he too had on his person," a Met spokesperson described.

Police and off-duty nurses arrived at the scene soon after the stabbing and began administering first aid.

"Paramedics arrived a short time after this, however, despite the efforts of medical professionals, Gavin’s injuries were too severe and he was pronounced dead at 15:28hrs."

Detective Inspector Jamie Stevenson, who led the investigation offered his thoughts: "This appalling attack was caught on CCTV and shows the consequences of carrying a knife," he said.

"I am pleased the jury discounted Chiata’s defence that he simply “lost control” and convicted him of murder.

"I hope today’s outcome gives some form of closure to Gavin’s family who have not only had to suffer his loss due to the reckless behaviour of his killers; but have also had to endure the nightmare of two trials.

“I urge anyone planning on taking a knife onto the streets of London to look at this case as an example of the very real possible consequences of that decision," DI Stevenson added.