A Gambian man who stabbed his victim to death in a London market following a fight has been found guilty of manslaughter.

Momodou Lamin Faal, 28, was alleged to have attacked Jobari Gooden, 27, on December 17, 2021, in Peckham Rye, London. 

Police attended the incident on Choumert Road, close to Rye Lane, following reports of a fight.

The court heard Gooden and Faal walked past each other. Gooden then went to McDonald’s with his girlfriend. Upon leaving, he encountered Faal and an altercation began, during which the victim was stabbed multiple times.

Gooden was able to run for a short distance before collapsing. Despite being taken to hospital, Gooden later died of his injuries.

Faal told the court that he was a drug dealer and claimed there had been a long history of incidents between the pair. Police said Faal claimed to be acting in self-defence.

After the incident Faal attempted to flee to The Gambia from Manchester Airport under the pseudonym Omar Barrow and changing his appearance. 

On Thursday, a jury at Southwark Crown Court found Momodou Lamin Faal guilty of the manslaughter charge.

He will be sentenced at the same court on September 16.

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