East London drug addict tied up and strangled man to demise earlier than stealing his £15 TV to pawn for money

East London drug addict tied up and strangled man to death before stealing his £15 TV to pawn for cash

An East London drug addict who tied up and strangled a man so he could steal his television worth £15 has been found guilty of murder.

Salieu Seray-Wurie, 26, killed 47-year-old Darren Ammon at his flat in Shoreditch last October 15.

Homeless Seray-Wurie denied intending to seriously hurt Mr Ammon but was found guilty of murder having already admitted manslaughter and stealing the TV set.

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Darren Ammon was strangled in his flat on October 15 last year(Image: Met)

Prosecutor Jacqueline Carey KC had told jurors: “The killing appears to have been motivated by the fact that the defendant believed Mr Ammon had possession of his bank card and because he needed money to fund his drugs habit.

“The defendant assaulted Mr Ammon and ultimately strangled him to death. After killing Mr Ammon, the defendant stole Mr Ammon’s TV and wallet – subsequently pawning the TV within 60-90 minutes of the murder.”

Mr Ammon, who was addicted to class A drugs, was described as a “much loved father and son”. He had let the defendant stay at his flat while living a chaotic “hand to mouth” existence, jurors were told.

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