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Abbey Wood man jailed for killing his former friend

PUBLISHED: 10:50 17 June 2016 | UPDATED: 10:50 17 June 2016

Christopher Erunse

Christopher Erunse

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Christopher Erunse was sentenced on Wednesday

A 28-year-old man from Abbey Wood has been sentenced to 18 years in prison for the manslaughter of his former friend.

Christopher Erunse, from Chalcombe Road, was sentenced on Wednesday for the manslaughter of 25-year-old Moses Fadairo in Hackney.

Police were called to Chatsworth Road, E5, in September last year, to reports of gunshots being fired.

Moses was found shot, and pronounced dead at the scene.

A post-mortem revealed he had died from a gunshot wound to the chest.

An investigation discovered that Erunse had allegedly damaged the door of Moses’ mother’s house on September 25.

It was then claimed Moses retalisated by attempting to break in to Erunse’s sister’s home with two other men.

Later that day, Erunse, together with Bardley Wynter, 28, met Moses and two other men.

Erunse was then stabbed in the leg by Moses, shooting a handgun at least twice in return.

One of the bullets struck Moses in the chest.

CCTV discovered Wynter, from Pembury Estate, Hackney, fleeing the scene, with the handgun which Erunse passed to him.

Erunse was arrested by police on a plane at Birmingham International Airport on September 29 trying to make his way to Amsterdam.

In court, Erunse was found not guilty of murder, and not guilty of attempted murder on June 9.

He was also sentenced to 10 years for the possession of a firearm with intent to endanger life which will run concurrently.

Wynter was sentenced to five years’ imprisonment for possession of a firearm. His sentence is due to commence in July 2017 and will be served consecutively to a drugs supply offence for which he is currently serving three-and-a-half years.

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