Students jailed

THREE sixth-formers from Dagenham who joined in a pitched street battle between black and white college students were jailed for eight months. Several students suffered stab wounds in the mass brawl at Havering College in Ardleigh Green, Essex on March 12

THREE sixth-formers from Dagenham who joined in a pitched street battle between black and white college students were jailed for eight months.

Several students suffered stab wounds in the mass brawl at Havering College in Ardleigh Green, Essex on March 12 2007.

Shocked onlookers in busy Ardleigh Green Road saw yobs smash rival gang members' car windows with hammers.

At Snaresbrook Crown Court, Ajibola Akinyosade, now 21, and 20-year-olds Ola Akinyi and David Imevbore, who was stabbed during the fight, were jailed for eight months for violent disorder.

A fourth youth, Adeniyi Ajani, 21, was given a three month suspended sentence.

Judge Timothy Lamb QC described their actions as 'intolerable'.

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'Mothers were picking up children from primary school and saw two young men drop to the ground after they were stabbed and bleeding', he said.

Ajani, of Lillechurch Road, Dagenham; Akinyi, of Wood Lane, Dagenham; Imevbore, of Althorne Way, and Akinyosade, of Dagenham Road, Rainham, all Essex, were all convicted by a jury of violent disorder on April 1 this year.

Kurtis Mullins, 21, Stratford; James Short, 20, of Dereham Road, Barking, Essex; and Anthony De Silva, 19, of Canning Town were cleared of the same offence.