Students jailed after battle

THREE sixth-formers who joined in a pitched street battle between black and white college students were jailed for eight months each on Friday. Ola Akinyi, 20, of Wood Lane, Dagenham, David Imevbore, 20, of Althorne Way, Dagenham - who was stabbed during

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

Ola Akinyi, 20, of Wood Lane, Dagenham, David Imevbore, 20, of Althorne Way, Dagenham - who was stabbed during the fight - and Ajibola Akinyosade, 21, of Dagenham Road, Rainham, were jailed for violent disorder.

Adeniyi Ajani, 21, of Lillechurch Road, Dagenham, was given a three month suspended sentence after being convicted of the same charge.

Terrified mothers and young children screamed in panic as they watched warring youths attack each other outside Havering College, Ardleigh Green, in March 2007.

Several students suffered stab.

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

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He said: "Mothers were picking up children from primary school and saw two young men drop to the ground after they were stabbed and bleeding.

"The public is entitled to some sort of protection. Those who may be thinking of getting involved should know precisely what to expect following the jury's verdict."

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