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Four men convicted of ‘pre-meditated’ murder of Jordan Briscoe

The men from East London lured Jordan to the place where he was murdered through a woman posing as a cannabis buyer

Jordan Briscoe was stabbed to death in Arnold Road, Tottenham
Jordan Briscoe was stabbed to death in Arnold Road, Tottenham

Four men have been convicted of the murder of Jordan Briscoe in Tottenham.

Police found that a group from East London killed him after using a woman, Christina Manen, to pose as a cannabis buyer, luring him to the scene in Tottenham where he was murdered.

On Friday, 22nd March at the Old Bailey, Karl Black of Cassiobury Road E17, Jahoe Allen of Kings Road UB8, Ayyub Kigoz of Salop Road E17 and Jabir Sitar of Clacton Road E17 were found guilty of murdering 25-year-old Jordan Briscoe in March 2023.

Manen of Lancaster Close, Ramsgate, was found guilty of manslaughter.

Kigoz was also found guilty of robbing Jordan around the time of his death of his mobile phone.

Police were called to Arnold Road, N15 at around 10.15pm on Sunday, 5th March 2023. Officers began first aid but Jordan sadly died shortly after arrival at hospital.

A post-mortem examination found the cause of death to be sharp force trauma to the chest.

A phone belonging to Jordan, which was found at the scene, showed he had sent a message to 21 recipients earlier that evening, offering cannabis for sale.

Call records revealed that shortly after sending the message, Manen rang Jordan and then sent him a message with an address of where to meet so she could purchase drugs. The court later heard that Manen wasn’t in London at the time.

CCTV then traced by officers shows Jordan leaving his house to arrive at the address. At around 9.53pm, doorbell footage recovered by officers shows a group surround and talk to Jordan for around eleven minutes, asking him about drugs, his name and age and his religion.

Further footage gathered from before the attack shows one of the men, Jahoe Allen, E17, before travelling with the group to the address, appearing to do a jabbing motion towards the stomach area.

The court also heard that Jordan’s girlfriend told police that a man wearing a ski mask had come to her home to say Jordan had been involved in an altercation. He told her it “wasn’t looking good for him”, before asking if she found him attractive. He then led her towards Arnold Road where she came across the police cordon. Officers were able to match the description she provided with the CCTV images to conclude this had been Allen.

Detective Chief Inspector Linda Bradley, who led the investigation, said: “Jordan’s family remain devastated by his loss and our thoughts continue to remain with them.

“These four men carried out a pre-meditated and violent attack after luring Jordan to the scene. They all gave evidence during their trial, but tried to blame each other. The jury saw through their lies. Our investigation showed that Black planned the attack with others and used Manen to lure Jordan from his home address, with her also knowing that really serious harm was likely to be caused to him.

“We are pleased the jury accepted our evidence and that these four male defendants will now face a significant amount of time behind bars.”


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