Gangland execution killer hid in Ipswich

A MAN convicted of a brutal gangland murder in London fled to Ipswich just hours after the crime, it emerged today.

Neil Puffett

A MAN convicted of a brutal gangland murder in London fled to Ipswich just hours after the crime, it emerged today.

Mohammed Sannoh, 19, known as "Striker", and Abdi Omar Noor, 22, were convicted at the Old Bailey yesterday of shooting an innocent teenage boy in his bed with a sub-machinegun in Peckham, London.

Earlier today they were jailed for life, with a minimum term of 30 years each.


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Michael Dosunmu, 15, was the victim of mistaken identity as the gunmen had sought revenge on his 26-year-old brother Hakeem, a drug dealer allied with a gang boss who had murdered a friend of the killers.

Jonathan Laidlaw QC, prosecuting, said a few hours after the murder Noor was laughing at a TV news report of the incident after turning up drunk at the Ipswich home of a female friend.

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He laughed when she said the killers must be sick and said: "My boy did the job.

“The boy was in the bedroom upstairs sleeping but we didn't want the boy, we wanted the brother.

"My boy was terrified and just shot the boy. I was watching in the car outside and I told my boy to go in and do the business."

The execution of 15-year-old Michael Dosunmu ended 48 hours of bloody violence and killings in Peckham as gangsters fell out over money.

The two factions had fallen out over the proceeds of a series of "cash-in-transit" robberies at shops and banks across London.

Sannoh, known as "Striker", and Noor, 22, thought they had been "bumped" of a fair share of the cash.

In the early hours of February 6 last year, two masked men burst into the brothers' home in Diamond Street, Peckham, stormed upstairs and sprayed Hakeem's bedroom with gunfire.

Hakeem was away but Michael, a church-going schoolboy who had no gang involvement, was asleep under his duvet and was killed almost instantly.

Noor, a Somalian from Camberwell, and Sannoh, originally from Sierra Leone and living in Peckham, were found guilty of murder after the jury deliberated for more than 41 hours.

- Do you know Noor? Did he visit Ipswich regularly? Write to Your Letters, Evening Star, 30 Lower Brook Street, Ipswich, IP4 1AN or e-mail eveningstarletters@eveningstar.co.uk

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