A TEENAGER from Colchester has been convicted of murder after a young man was brutally attacked by several people.

The 17-year-old - who cannot be named for legal reasons - has been found guilty following the death of Tavis Spencer-Aitkens in Ipswich in June last year.

Tavis, also 17, was attacked yards from his home in Packard Avenue and died after suffering a fatal stab wound.

He had been walking away from nearby shops when he was approached by two men on bicycles who attacked him. Four or five other people then joined in the assault.

In the days after Tavis was killed, armed police raided a house in Colchester where the unnamed defendant and co-defendant Aristote Yenge, 23, were both arrested and later charged.

Six men were eventually charged with Tavis’ murder and have been on trial at Ipswich Crown Court since November.

The teenage boy was one of three convicted of murder by the jury on Thursday.

Yenge, of Spring Road, Ipswich, and Adebayo Amusa, 20, of Sovereign Road, Barking, were also found guilty after more than a week of deliberations.

Callum Platts, 23, of no fixed abode was cleared of murder but convicted of manslaughter. 

Leon Glasgow, 42, of no fixed abode, was cleared of both murder and manslaughter.

The jury are still deliberating on their verdicts of Isaac Calver, 19, of Firmin Close, Ipswich.

Tavis’ mother Sharon Box paid a touching tribute to her son in the days after he was killed.

She said: “Tavis was our world. He meant everything to us.

“We will remember him as having a lovely soul.

“He was a well-mannered, polite young man.

“He was cheeky, outgoing, he loved his drill music and was a talented footballer.

“He was truly loved and is truly missed.

“He has left behind a heartbroken mother, twin brother Tyler, an amazing stepfather, loving grandparents, family and friends, who have all been left absolutely devastated.”