Mohanna Abdhou: Men cleared over Kilburn stray bullet death

Two men have been cleared of killing a woman who died after a bullet ricocheted off a wall and hit her.

The Old Bailey heard Mohanna Abdhou, 20, known as Montana, was caught in a hail of gunfire from two masked men on bicycles in Kilburn, north-west London, on 26 May 2017 - writes bbc.com

Mohammed Tawfik, 19, and Kylann Grannum, 21, were both found not guilty of murder and manslaughter.

Kathleen Peddar, 21, was acquitted of two counts of assisting an offender.

A 17-year-old boy, who cannot be named for legal reasons, was also facing a murder charge but was found not guilty and discharged on 2 May.

During the trial the court heard that Miss Abdhou was not believed to have been a specific target of the shooting on the South Kilburn Estate.

Prosecutor Anthony Orchard QC had told jurors the killing followed years of tit-for-tat violence between two rival gangs whose territories were just half a mile apart.

He said: "One bullet ricocheted off a wall and hit Mohanna in the back, severing her pelvic artery. She died at the scene."

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