Monday, 9 May 2011


                                           Colin Joyce and Lee Amos

15th June 2007, Ucal Chin was killed in a drive-by shooting in the Longsight area of Manchester. Later discovered to be a gang related shooting.

Six weeks later a crowd of up to 100 people, including children, were gathered after the 24-year-old's funeral. They were at Chin's wake when gunmen drove up and opened fire, spraying bullets into the crowd. Two mourners were hit. Tyrone Gilbert was killed. His friend Michael Gordon was injured.

22nd October 2008, Trial at Liverpool Crown Court, Ten alleged gangsters, all members of either Gooch or the Old Trafford Cripz, a gang affiliated to them, stood trial for a catalogue of gang-related crimes, including the two murders.
The killings happened months after a shoot-out between members of the Gooch and Doddington gangs.

Monday 6th April 2009, Colin Joyce was found guilty of murdering both Chin and Gilbert and attempting to kill Mr Gordon.
Lee Amos was convicted of killing Chin and trying to murder Gordon.
Aeeron Campbell, Narada Williams and his brother Ricardo Williams, were convicted of murdering Tyrone Gilbert. They were also found guilty of trying to kill Gordon.

Tuesday, 7 April 2009,
Mr Justice Brian Langstaff gave Joyce two life sentences, with a recommendation he serve a minimum 29 years. Lee Amos was sentenced to at least 35 years. Campbell was sentenced to life with a minimum of 32 years and Narada Williams was given a life sentence with a minimum term of 35 years.

Sentencing them, Mr Justice Brian Langstaff said: "Manchester is not the Wild West, but many of you treated the streets as if it were."