A 19-year-old Bucks man is among four people convicted of killing a teenager in Wolverhampton.

Keelan Wilson, 15, was stabbed more than 40 times after being attacked by the gang in Strathfield Walk at around 11pm on May 29, 2018, when he was sitting in a taxi.

West Midlands Police said the teenager’s death was a “culmination of increasing acts of violence” between opposing gangs in the city.

Nehemie Tampwo from Fern Grove, Bletchley, Tyrique King, of Chelwood Gardens, Zenay Pennant-Phillips from North Green, Wolverhampton, all aged 19, and Brian Sasa, of Long Ley, Heath Town, aged 20, have been found guilty of Keelan’s murder this week.

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Keelan Wilson

The gang will be sentenced on Friday, March 19.

Police said Keelan and a friend, who he met after an earlier incident in the city, spent some time driving around in a Citroen which was unreliable and which broke down on several occasions.

They were seen attending to the car, but asked some people passing to call them a taxi. It arrived three minutes later.

Meanwhile, a gang was seen heading towards Keelan. He was attacked by this group – the defendants – and stabbed 43 times.

Detective Inspector Nick Barnes, from West Midlands Police’s homicide team, said: “Keelan’s death was unnecessary and tragic. He was brutally murdered by a group who of young men who chose to carry knives.

“It’s a tragic reality that we’ve seen an increasing number of young people who decide to carry weapons.

“Our message is clear, if you carry a knife you are likely to use it. The consequences are truly devastating and those responsible are now facing lengthy prison sentences.

“Keelan was a child who had his whole life ahead of him. His loss is felt by many, the shocking amount of violence on our streets was senseless and completely incomprehensible.

“Our investigation has been incredibly complex and it’s taken some time to get those responsible charged and put through the court process.

“However, throughout, we shared the same desire as Keelan’s family, to bring them to justice.

“I hope the outcome [on Monday] offers them some comfort. My thoughts remain with them.”