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Two found guilty of a murder in East London

PUBLISHED: 07:00 30 October 2009 | UPDATED: 15:10 05 October 2010

A SCHOOLBOY aged 14 has been convicted by an Old Bailey jury of murder in an East London pub. Harry Farrant was found guilty along with Jason Michael, 39, of Daniel Leahy's murder at the Victoria pub in Barking in April

A SCHOOLBOY aged 14 has been convicted by an Old Bailey jury of murder in an East London pub.

Harry Farrant was found guilty along with Jason Michael, 39, of Daniel Leahy's murder at the Victoria pub in Barking in April.

The pair were convicted of murder and assault after a three-week trial which ended yesterday.

Restrictions on the schoolboy's identity were lifted by the court because he was joint charged with an adult and because of the serious nature of the killing, Scotland Yard confirmed last night.

Police were called to the pub on April 13 where 45-year-old Daniel Leahy was found stabbed through the chest. A second man aged 49 had a cut to the head in the incident.

Both the schoolboy and Farrant were arrested at their address at Hewetts Quay in Barking two days later and charged with murder.

They were also charged with GBH at the Victoria and with GBH in another incident at the nearby Captain Cook pub when a man of 29 was attacked a day after Mr Leahy's murder. The two are being sentenced on November 27.

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