The £19.99 zombie knife bought with pocket money to kill innocent teen

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A 17-year-old boy was stabbed to death with a 15 inch hunting knife which is still available to buy online for just £19.99.

Malcolm Mide-Madariola was murdered outside Clapham South tube station in November

Shockingly 19-year-old Treynae Campbell who supplied the brutal blade to Malcolm’s 17-year-old killer had amassed an armoury of 15 weapons bought from the controversial Knife Warehouse website linked to at least one other slaying, the Mail on Sunday reports.

Campbell was last month jailed for 28 months for possessing the weapon but was cleared of murder.

Despite insisting knives can be used for dozens of legitimate purposes and that age checks are in place a previous investigation saw a journalist buy five weapons from the website without needing any ID.

While the Met Police confiscated 30 weapons made by the same manufacturer, Anglo Arms, in just one month.

The 15 inch Jackal hunting knife

 

Malcolm’s father Olumide Wole-Madariola, who moved his family to London from Nigeria for a safer life, said: “If this site did not exist, then my son may still be alive today.

“How does [buying 15 knives] not raise a red flag? Why does an inner-city kid from London need all those knives?

“I think the site should be closed down and the man responsible should face the consequences. He shares responsibility for my son’s murder. I don’t know how he sleeps at night.”

But that man, 36-year-old father-of-two Joe Wheeler, defended his website saying he was “extremely careful” with age checks and all products were legal in the UK.

Mr Wole-Madariola, 52, said he was shocked by the indifference of the two youths involved as he smirked at each other through their Old Bailey trial.

He was abroad doing research for a degree when his church-going and football-loving son was killed. His family have moved from the home they shared with Malcolm in Dulwich, south London, to Dartford, Kent, since the killing.

He called for tough sentences on people who are involved in knife crime, and said the parents of youngsters who end up in trouble must also take responsibility for what is happening.

 

Jurors were told how the killing came two days after an incident at the south London sixth form college where Malcolm was a student.

On November 2, the youth killer looked for Malcolm’s friend, claiming he had threatened him with a knife.

A few hours later, there was a confrontation with the victim’s group after college outside the tube entrance.

After an exchange of words, the youth drew a long curved blade and stabbed the victim three times before running off and discarding the weapon in a bin, jurors heard.

He is due to be sentenced in July.

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