Three men have been acquitted of killing a talented martial artist.
An Old Bailey jury found Abdallah Salaheedin, 29, of Blackboy Lane, Tottenham, Bobby Lawrence, 21, of Canonbury Street, Canonbury, and Billy Flynn, 24, of Laburnum Walk, Hornchurch, not guilty of the manslaughter of Jordan Bari and of possession of a firearm with intent.
The 20-year-old, from Stratford’s East Village, was shot dead while answering the door of a flat in William Rathbone House, Bethnal Green, on October 3.
A talented Tang Soo Do fighter, he had trained for many years at the London Black Belt Academy at Newham Leisure Centre.
At the time of his death, the former Brampton Manor Academy pupil had recently finished a Level 3 BTEC course in sport at Barking and Dagenham College and was working six days a week at the Captain’s Table, a fish and chip shop in Poplar.