Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson wrote to family of Godwin Lawson after Stamford Hill knife attack
Moise Avorgah sentenced to at least 19 years behind bars for murder
Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson wrote to the family of budding footballer Godwin Lawson to express his sadness after the teenager was stabbed to death in Stamford Hill.
Godwin, who was a student at Oxford United FC Academy and dreamt of playing for Manchester United, was knifed through the heart in Amhurst Park last March.
Moise Avorgah, 20, of St Ann’s Road, Tottenham was sentenced to at least 19 years behind bars for his murder today (February 2).
Seventeen-year-old Godwin, of Enfield, had come to the aid of his childhood friends, brothers Daniel and Julian Borja, when Avorgah attacked him.
His father Calvin, 42, described said the death of his talented son was “senseless”.
“He would have gone far. You could see his natural flair.”
- 1 Hackney strip bar could lose license after breaching Covid rules
- 2 Eight drivers arrested and 22 vehicles seized in Stoke Newington crackdown
- 3 More details emerge on antisemitic attack in Stamford Hill
- 4 Teenager charged after Jewish men attacked in Stamford Hill
- 5 'Nail-biting situation': Hundreds of Homerton's staff at risk of dismissal over Covid vaccines
- 6 Hackney mum and brain tumour patient to walk for charity dressed as duck
- 7 Wanted man may be in Hackney
- 8 Two Jewish men hospitalised day before Holocaust Memorial Day
- 9 Afghan refugee family rehomed in Hackney
- 10 Hackney has the best Wi-Fi in London, according to travellers
He said the Manchester United manager had written to express his condolences over Godwin’s death.
The teenager had grown up in the Stamford Hill but the family moved to Enfield because of their fear of youth violence and knife crime.
Avorgah was cleared of the attempted murders of the Borja brothers but found guilty of wounding with intent of both.
Jurors were unable to agree verdicts on three other men accused of murder.