The faces and names of the teenagers who murdered a schoolboy in a brutal knife attack can now be named and pictured after a judge lifted an anonymity order. Jakele Pusey, aged 15, and 17-year-old Jovani Harriott left Khayri Mclean, 15, to die.
On Thursday a judge removed the reporting restriction that stopped the teenagers from being identified. The Honourable Mrs Justice Farbey DBE referenced YorkshireLive's anti-knife crime campaign, Bin the Life, Save a Knife as she relayed her decision to the court.
Jakele Pusey was jailed for a minimum term of 16 years for the attack outside North Huddersfield Trust School on September 21 last year. Once released, he will be on licence for the rest of his life. Jovani Harriott was handed a minimum term of 18 years.
Pusey pleaded guilty to murder earlier this year. Harriot was found guilty following a trial at Leeds Crown Court in March this year. Both had previously pleaded guilty to possession of a knife.
The court was told that the teenagers "lay in wait" for Khayri as he walked home from school and attacked, with Pusey shouting "Yo Khayri" before delivering the fatal blow to his chest. Harriott was seen on CCTV "twisting in the air" before lunging at Khayri with a large knife and stabbing him in the leg.
Both teenagers ran from the scene and changed their clothes while Khayri collapsed and received medical attention. He was taken to hospital, but did not survive.
The court heard the attack was "carefully planned". Prosecutor Jonathan Sandiford said the teenagers took a "long way around rather than walking straight up the road outside the school where the attack took place."
It was said that during a conversation while in custody at HMP Wetherby, Pusey said he had "no remorse" for the murder.
Detective Superintendent Marc Bowes, who led the investigation, said: “If ever a case has highlighted the dreadful consequences of knife crime and the culture of carrying such weapons, the appalling attack on Khayri outside his school was a crime that demonstrated the tragedy and rightly shocked people across the country. It will be hard for many of us to comprehend how what appears to have been a relatively low level dispute, has resulted in these males stabbing a fellow student to death at the end of an otherwise ordinary school day.
"The murder of Khayri was a planned, organised and targeted attack. The severity of the injuries they inflicted left Khayri with no chance of survival and left those closest to him without a much-loved son and friend and we can see to this day the impact his loss has had and continues to have on them.
“The lengthy sentences given to these males will not bring Khayri back to those who have lost him but will at least keep two very dangerous males off our streets for many years to come.“