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London Youths Sentenced for Possession of Weapons

Posted 7 days ago | 11.06.18

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London Youths Sentenced for Possession of Weapons

After being caught with machetes and baseball bats, five young men have been sentenced after having been found gilt of conspiracy to commit violent disorder in Notting Hill.


They also made ‘drill’ music videos which  have been watched more than 15 million times online earning thousands of pounds from music streaming sites.


Micah Bedeau, 19, Yonas Girma, 21, Isaac Marshall, 18, Jordan Bedeau, 17, and Rhys Herbert, 17, were those found guilty. Metropolitan police also applied for a court order to stop the group making drill music, a kind of urban dance music with violent and often misogynistic lyrics. 


It originated in south Chicago from "trap" music, which is noted for its bleak atmosphere and references to drug dealing.


Though they pleaded guilty, the gang insisted the weapons they were caught with were simply props to be used in a new music video.


A police spokesperson said: "We're not in the business of killing anyone's fun, we're not in the business of killing anyone's artistic expression but we are in the business of stopping people being killed."




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