Monday, 15 January 2018

Barber Shop Murder: Record Label Boss Stabbed Through Heart

Murderer: Anthony Allen
A barber shop customer stabbed a record label boss chasing a debt through the heart when a violent brawl broke out between the pair.
Anthony Allen, 34, of Tillet Close, Harlesden had a knife in his pocket when Crispin Siddon, 34, walked into Cutz Barbers in nearby Craven Park Road.
Siddon – known as DJ Skeng – and the co-owner of GB Records punched Allen in the face, demanding: “Where's my money?”
He was armed with an afro comb, but CCTV pictures in the busy shop showed Allen responding with five jabbing motions while holding what he claimed was a common Swiss Army knife.
He was convicted by an Old Bailey jury of murder and will be sentenced on January 19.
It was the second trial after a jury failed to reach a verdict last year when Allen claimed he was acting in self-defence.
An investigation was launched following the stabbing on Friday, May 5, 2017, by the Homicide and Major Crime Command.
During the fight, Crispin sustained several stab wounds to his body and critically one stab wound to the heart.
He was taken to Central Middlesex Hospital, but was sadly pronounced dead at 3.20pm.

Allen was arrested on Monday, May 8 and charged with murder the following day.
Detective Inspector Simon Stancombe said: "On the fifth of May, last year Anthony Allen decided to secrete a knife in his jeans before going out for the day.
He was not to know that a few hours later he would be involved in a fight with another man, Crispin Siddon.
DJ Skeng - Crispin Siddon
Allen used that knife to stab Mr. Siddon through his heart, ending his life.

"Mr Siddon was a loving son, brother, father and husband. His family are left mourning his death and wondering how someone could carry a knife so casually and use it in such a callous way."
Crispin’s sister Keshia Siddon, said: "I feel as though as piece of me is missing.
From when I was a baby, my brother looked after me and expressed how much he loved his little sister.
When our younger sister came along we were both overjoyed. All he wanted was the best for us and for us to make everyone proud.

"When our nephews came along he would always say he wants his sons to do well in education just like his sisters.

"Whenever we were together or on the phone he would say: ‘I love you sis’ and spoke about how he couldn’t wait to see me graduate.
The last time I was with him the last thing he said to me was: ‘I love you sis, I got you’. This will stay with me forever.

"Words cannot describe how much we miss him."

Maxine Siddon, Crispin’s mother, said: "Crispin encouraged his sisters to work hard and do well in their studies and do better than himself.

“He was a generous person who would always try to help others and could always put a smile on your face if you felt down."

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