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WSTRN’s Akelle Charles sentenced to four years in prison

By | Published on Friday 28 July 2017


Singer Akelle Charles, a member of R&B trio WSTRN, has been jailed for four years after being convicted of violent disorder.

Charles and his brother Naeem Phillip-Charles were accused of being part of a group of five men who stormed a flat in West London in January last year, attacking the occupants. Police believe the attack was related to a street robbery that had taken place earlier the same day. However, the 40 year old man and 60 year old woman in the flat had no connection to this incident.

Both brothers were found guilty of violent disorder, though were acquitted of aggravated burglary and possession of a firearm with intent to cause fear of violence. Charles was sentenced to four years in prison, and his brother three and a half years. The other three men involved in the attack have never been identified.

In a statement, Detective Constable Christopher McShane, from the Metropolitan Police’s Trident and Area Crime Command, said: “This was a shocking ordeal for the two innocent victims, one of whom is a grandmother and who was punched in the face. I am pleased that both men will now have to reflect on their actions in prison”.

WSTRN have not commented on the conviction. Their latest single, ‘Txtin’, was released last week.