Jordan Bari: Two Islington men among trio cleared of killing talented martial arts fighter
- Credit: Lisa Bari
Two Islington men and a third from east London have been acquitted of killing a talented martial artist.
An Old Bailey jury found Abdallah Salaheedin, 29, formerly of Spring Gardens, Highbury, now of Blackboy Lane, Tottenham; and Bobby Lawrence, 21, of Canonbury Street, Canonbury, not guilty of the manslaughter of Jordan Bari and of possession of a firearm with intent.
Billy Flynn, 24, of Laburnum Walk, Hornchurch, was also acquitted of the same charges.
Twenty-year-old Jordan, from Stratford’s East Village, was shot dead while answering the door of a flat in William Rathbone House, Bethnal Green, on October 3.
A talented Tang Soo Do fighter, he had trained for many years at the London Black Belt Academy at Newham Leisure Centre.
At the time of his death he had recently finished a Level 3 BTEC course in sport at Barking and Dagenham College and was working six days a week at the Captain’s Table, a fish and chip shop in Poplar.