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Man cleared over drill rapper Incognito’s murder

Image copyright @SK017_ Image caption Siddique Kamara was known by his rap name Incognito A man who stabbed a young drill rapper in self-defence after his fake Cartier watch was stolen has been cleared of murder. Sidique Kamara, 23, known as Incognito and SK, was stabbed to death in Camberwell on 1 August. Kenneth Umezie, 25, pulled out a lock knife after his watch was taken. He was acquitted of murder and an alternative charge of manslaughter following a two-week trial at the Old Bailey. Mr Kamara, who was high…

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Rappers Skengdo and AM breached injunction by performing drill music

Image copyright PA Image caption Skengdo and AM were sentenced to nine months in jail suspended for two years Two rappers have been given suspended sentences for performing drill music which incited violence against rival gang members. Skengdo, real name Terrell Doyley, and AM, real name Joshua Malinga, pleaded guilty to breaching a gang injunction at Croydon County Court, police say. The injunction was made against the pair last year because they were members of a gang in south London. They were sentenced to nine months in jail suspended for…

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Drill rapper Daniel Olaloko jailed over county lines drug scam

Image copyright Cumbria Police Image caption Daniel Olaloko, known as Trigga T, left, and Peter Adebayo A drill rapper from south London has been jailed for seven years for selling drugs in a county lines operation. Trigga T, real name Daniel Olaloko, 19, admitted supplying heroin and crack cocaine in Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria. The teenager was a member of the Silwood Nation drill group. He was a pharmacology student and had previously auditioned for ITV’s X Factor in 2016. Peter Adebayo, 19, also received seven years, having also admitted two charges…

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Murder charge over London drill rapper stab death

Image copyright @SK017_ Image caption Siddique Kamara was known by his rap name Incognito A man has been charged with murdering a rapper in London’s drill music scene. Siddique Kamara, also known as Incognito and SK, died after being found stabbed in Warham Street, Camberwell, at 19:20 BST on 1 August. Mr Kamara, 23, who had been cleared of murdering Abdirahman Mohamed in January, was found with two others who had also been stabbed. Kenneth Umezie, 31, of Camberwell, was charged and is due to appear at Bromley Magistrates’ Court…

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Mars pulls ads from YouTube drill videos

Image copyright PA Image caption Mars brands include Snickers, Twix and Starburst Mars has pulled its advertising from YouTube after one of its brands was shown with a drill rap music video. The move was prompted after an advert for Starburst sweets was put at the start of a video by group Moscow17. One of the group’s members, Siddique Kamara, also known as Incognito and SK, was stabbed to death in south London earlier this week. The confectionery company said it was “unacceptable” to see its brand alongside that type…

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Drill rapper murder: Injured boy and man arrested

Image copyright @SK017_ Image caption Siddique Kamara was known by his rap name Incognito A boy and man injured in a stabbing which left a London drill rapper dead have been arrested on suspicion of murder. Siddique Kamara, also known as Incognito and SK, died of stab wounds on Warham Street, Camberwell, on Wednesday evening. The boy, 16, and man, 31, remain in hospital under arrest, police said. Two other men arrested near to the scene have since been released under investigation. Mr Kamara, 23, died of two stab wounds…

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Camberwell stabbing: Drill rapper Incognito killed

Image copyright @SK017_ Image caption Saddique Kamara was known by his stage name Incognito A rapper in London’s drill music scene has been stabbed to death on the same street where his friend was shot dead. Three men were found with stab wounds on Warham Street, Camberwell, south-east London, at 19:20 BST on Wednesday. The 23-year-old victim, real name Saddique Kamara, was known as Incognito and SK. He was friends with fellow rapper Rhyhiem Ainsworth Barton, who was shot dead in the street in May. Two men are in custody…

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‘The screeching drill, the burnt flesh – my dental nightmare’

Eight years ago, Natalia Guerrero was persuaded to have veneers on her front teeth, and then crowns – even though they had been fine as they were. It was the start of a painful dental nightmare that cost a small fortune. And it set her thinking about the millions of people who desperately need dental care but cannot afford it. It was a treatment I didn’t need and I didn’t really want. A treatment that left me in agony. A treatment that had to be re-done, over and over again…

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London gang ordered not to make ‘drill’ music glorifying violence

LONDON (Reuters) – Five London gang members have been ordered by a court not to make “drill music,” a niche form of hip-hop that glorifies violence and has been linked to a surge in knife crime. Isaac Marshall, aged 18, who along with four other Notting Hill gang members has been jailed after admitting conspiracy to commit violent disorder, appears in this undated drill music video which was deemed to glorify violence, in London, Britain, June 15, 2018. Metropolitan Police/Handout via REUTERS The five, aged between 17 and 21, pleaded…

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Ladbroke Grove drill rap machete gang sentenced

Image copyright Met Police Image caption The five gang members appeared in drill music videos with violent lyrics Five gang members who made “drill” music videos glorifying violence have been sentenced after being caught with machetes and baseball bats. Micah Bedeau, 19, Yonas Girma, 21, Isaac Marshall, 18, Jordan Bedeau, 17, and Rhys Herbert, 17, were jailed or detained for conspiracy to commit violent disorder, in Notting Hill. Police also applied for a court order to stop the group making drill music. Drill is a dark form of urban dance…

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