A teenager guilty of stabbing a 15-year-old to death committed the murder just hours after appearing in court accused of attacking a gas man with a knife.

Nathan McLeod, 16, from Brook Road, Thornton Heath was convicted of the murder of Temidayo Ogunneye when appearing at the Old Bailey on Monday February 20.

The court heard how McLeod, who had previously admitted to stealing the victim’s mobile phone, stabbed him with a kitchen knife at flats at Cormont Road, Camberwell, on May 11 last year.

Temidayo, known as Dayo, had gone to the flats to get his mobile back and was stabbed with a kitchen knife after slipping on damp grass.

A victim impact statement from Temidayo’s father Babjide Ogunneye said: “Dayo's death has devastated us all. It has left a huge void in our lives.

"I feel shocked and depressed every time I hear the sirens of the emergency services, particularly ambulance and police, as I get a feeling that Dayo is in the emergency vehicle."

The court heard McLeod had already appeared at Camberwell Youth Court earlier that day accused of attacking a gas man who had come to service the boiler and was given an eight month detention and training order.

Darius Kwayke, 19 of Camberwell, was previously cleared of Temidayo’s murder but found guilty of two counts of robbery in taking his and a friend’s phone.

McLeod and a third man Kieron Carew-Donaldson, 19, earlier admitted to two counts of robbery.

The three men will be sentenced on March 15.