Man convicted of 2005 murder of Robert Darby

Robert Darby

Robert Darby - Credit: Archant

A 43-year-old man has been found guilty of the murder of a man from the Isle of Dogs who died more than eight years ago.

Jason Moore, was given the verdict at the Old Bailey yesterday and will be sentenced on Monday, December 23.

Robert Darby, 42, of Byng Street, was found by police in Perth Road, Gants Hill with stab wounds in August 2005 and died 24 hours later.

Robert was driving his black BMW in Gants Hill when he met Moore and another man and three became involved in a fight which led to Mr Darby being stabbed.

Moore fled the country to Spain on the day of the murder and later to Dubai.

He was on the run for seven years until he was arrested on his return to Britain and charged.

Det Insp Andy Jones, of the Homicide and Major Crime Command, said: “Despite the passage of time, Moore has today been found guilty of a murder he committed eight years ago.

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“This conviction should stand as a stark reminder that we will pursue anyone who commits a violent crime.”

A second man, Martin Power, 47, was acquitted.