15th June 2007, Ucal
Chin was killed in a drive-by shooting in the Longsight
area of Manchester. Later discovered to be a gang
Six weeks later a crowd of up to 100 people, including
children, were gathered after the 24-year-old's funeral.
They were at Chin's wake when gunmen drove up and opened
fire, spraying bullets into the crowd. Two mourners were
hit. Tyrone Gilbert was killed. His friend Michael
Gordon was injured.
22nd October 2008,
Trial at Liverpool Crown Court, Ten alleged gangsters,
all members of either Gooch or the Old Trafford Cripz, a
gang affiliated to them, stood trial for a catalogue of
gang-related crimes, including the two murders.
The killings happened
months after a shoot-out between members of the Gooch
and Doddington gangs.
Monday 6th April 2009, Colin Joyce was found
guilty of murdering both Chin and Gilbert and attempting
to kill Mr Gordon.
Lee Amos was convicted of
killing Chin and trying to murder Gordon.
Aeeron Campbell, Narada
Williams and his brother Ricardo Williams, were
convicted of murdering Tyrone Gilbert. They were also
found guilty of trying to kill Gordon.
Tuesday, 7 April 2009,
Mr Justice Brian Langstaff gave Joyce two life
sentences, with a recommendation he serve a minimum 29
Lee Amos was sentenced to
at least 35 years.
Campbell was sentenced to
life with a minimum of 32 years and Narada Williams was
given a life sentence with a minimum term of 35 years.
Sentencing them, Mr Justice Brian Langstaff said:
"Manchester is not the Wild West, but many of you
treated the streets as if it were."