Manor Park boy murdered over ‘witch’ claim court told

A teenager was tortured to death by his sister and her partner in “a tale of horror” on Christmas Day, a court heard.

Erik Bikubi, 27, and Magalie Bamu, 28, attacked Kristy Bamu, 15, and his two sisters with pliers, knives and a hammer after accusing them of being “sorcerers,” it is claimed.

The teenage boy suffered 101 injuries - his face and head were covered in cuts and some of his teeth were missing when he was found in the blood-soaked flat in Hathaway Crescent, Manor Park.

He died from a combination of his injuries and drowning.

Prosecutor Brian Altman QC said the case involved “unspeakable savagery and brutality”.


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The couple deny murder and causing actual bodily harm to sisters, Kelly, and an 11-year-old.

“It was plain that Kristy had been the victim of a prolonged attack of unspeakable savagery and brutality,” Mr Altman said.

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In the flat were Kristy’s four siblings - brothers aged 22 and 23 and the sisters, Kelly aged 20 and the 11-year-old who cannot be named.

The two sisters had also been injured.

All the family were French but Kelly Bamu,confided in a paramedic who spoke the language.

“What she told them was a tale of horror,” Mr Altman said.

The case, at the Old Bailey, continues.

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