Machete wielding gang members have been convicted of murdering a 19-year-old man near a busy cinema complex in a ‘ferocious’ post code rivalry attack.

The gang were arrested by police after boasting about the attack in on 'drill' rap music videos.

The Old Bailey heard how Tyrell Graham, 18, of Leyton, and six other gang members, executed a calculated plan to attack a rival gang.

On the night of February 22, 2019, the group of seven males – including Sheareem Cookhorn, 21, three 17-year-olds who cannot be named for legal reasons, and two individuals unknown to the police – rode to Wood Green on bikes in search of rivals.

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Tyrell Graham. Photo: Met Police

The night before the attack, the group had parked Peugeot 307 on the Broadwater Farm Estate, to be their ‘fall-back’ point after the attack.

Between them they carried three knives, a machete, a small sword, a handgun and a shotgun.

The attackers, having located the victims – Kamali Gabbidon-Lynck, 19, and a 20-year-old man – in Lordship Lane near the Vue cinema complex, brazenly pulled their weapons and chased the victims.

Cookhorn fired shots but missed. One bullet was later recovered in a nearby shop; it had travelled through an open door of the store, narrowly missing customers and staff.

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Sheareem Cookhorn. Photo Met Police.

Kamali and the 20-year-old man ran for the safety of their parked car.

However, the 20-year-old man was encircled and attacked; he was stabbed eight times and shot once in the buttock – he survived with ‘life changing’ injuries.

The attack was interrupted when Kamali - who had managed to return to his car - drove towards the gang to frighten them off.

The gang turned on Kamali, who tried to escape by reversing but got stuck between parked cars.

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Kamali's car stuck between parked vehicles. Photo: Met Police

He fled his vehicle and attempted to barricade himself inside a nearby hairdresser’s but was pursued inside where he suffered fatal stab injuries – he died from his wounds in hospital at 3.00am the next day.

The gang fled the scene on bikes, returning to their parked car, where they changed clothes and left the area.

Graham was the first to be arrested by detectives on Sunday, April 21. Over the next two months the police arrested Cookhorn and the three 17-year-old defendants.

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CCTV images of the gang on their way to the attack. Photo: Met Police

Tyrell Graham, 18, of St Helens Place, Leyton, was found guilty of murdering Kamali Gabbidon-Lynck and the attempted murder of a second man, aged 20, at the Old Bailey on Friday, December 6.

Sheareem Cookhorn, 21, of Park Lane, Tottenham, was found guilty of murder and attempted murder.

Cookhorn was also found guilty of possession of a firearm with intent.

Three 17-year-old males were also convicted of Kamali’s murder and section 18 grievous bodily harm with intent in relation to the second man.

One of the 17-year-olds was also found guilty of possession of a knife.

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Victim: Kamali Gabbidon-Lynck. Photo: Met Police

Detective chief inspector, Simon Stancombe, of Specialist Crime North, said: “So desperate were the defendants to continue their petty postcode rivalry, the gang launched their gun and knife attack outside a busy cinema and several restaurants packed with people and children enjoying their Friday night.

“Having chased down Kamali and his friend like a pack of animals they set about them with a ferocity I have rarely seen. Not content with the damage they had caused that night they then boasted about their murderous exploits in amateurish drill videos.

“In truth, there are no winners, no bragging rights or anything to be proud of. One man is dead, another has life changing injuries, a family is utterly bereft and five young men will spend the best days of their lives behind bars.”