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Criminal Walthamstow family jailed

Three members of a Walthamstow family were jailed for their parts in a robbery and murder last summer

(Left to right) Nico, Ernesto and Justin Elliott (credit: Met Police)

A Walthamstow father and son were jailed last week for robbing a man and stabbing him to death when he tried to chase them down.

Ernesto Elliott, 45, and his 23-year-old son Nico, both from Parquier Road, were found guilty of the robbery and murder of 35-year-old Nathaniel Eyewu-Ago last summer.

Justin Elliott, 19, was found guilty of the robbery but not murder, while a fourth Elliott – 26-year-old Nicholas – was found not guilty of both crimes. 

A jury heard that, in the middle of the day on 2nd June, the three Elliotts stole cash and drugs from Nathaniel in Greenwich. Nathaniel chased Ernesto and Nico to Barge Walk, where he was stabbed in the heart in front of multiple witnesses.

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Nathaniel died in hospital six days later and Ernesto and Nico were arrested on suspicion of murder, with Ernesto telling police he attacked Nathaniel in self-defence.

Following their sentencing at the Old Bailey last week, Detective Chief Inspector Kate Kieran said: “Ernesto and Nico were prepared to use any form of violence necessary to protect their stolen property.

“Not only has this incident resulted in the death of one man and life imprisonment sentences for two others, it has also caused significant trauma to innocent members of the public who witnessed it.”

On 27th January, Ernesto was sentenced to life imprisonment with a minimum term of 26 years, while Nico was sentenced to life with a minimum of 22 years.

Justin was sentenced to four and a half years in a Young Offenders Institution for his part in the robbery.

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