Schoolboy Threats: Two Jailed
17 July 2015, 19:15
Two men have been jailed for threatening a 14-year-old schoolboy with a gun near his school in Streatham.
James Madanda, 30, turned up near the s school and told a teacher he was going to shoot the youngster after they had an altercation on a bus.
He had earlier called his friend Nathaniel Gray, 26, who arrived carrying a small revolver.
Following an Old Bailey trial, Madanda and Gray were sentenced to 12 years after they were convicted of possession of a firearm with intent to endanger life and conspiracy to commit grievous bodily harm.
Madanda, of no fixed abode, was also found guilty of two counts of making threats to kill.
The incident happened after Madanda claimed he had a gun and threatened to kill the teenager on a bus on January 16, 2015.
After the boy ran off towards Streatham, south London, Madanda called Gray and asked him to bring a firearm.
Police were called after the pair turned up near the boy's school, before officers saw Madanda standing near a mini cab office with Gray sitting in the rear of a taxi.
Madanda was detained by police but Gray ran off, knocking a three-year-old child to the ground as he fled.
He was later found hiding in an industrial bin. A small revolver fell from his waistband as he struggled with officers and he was also found in possession of drugs.
Searches of Madanda's bedroom at the home he shared with his mother revealed large amounts of drugs, Scotland Yard said.
Both men were charged after an investigation by the Met's Trident Gang Command.
Madanda had previously admitted possession with intent to supply heroin and possession with intent to supply cocaine.
Gray, of Bristow Road, Gipsy Hill, south London, had also pleaded guilty to possession with intent to supply heroin, possession with intent to supply crack cocaine and possession with intent to supply cannabis.