Two people have been jailed for aiding killer MaCauley Jenkinson in the hours after he brutally murdered Michael ‘Angel’ Graham on the Scarborough seafront.
A 24-year-old woman has been jailed for ten months after she admitted harbouring Jenkinson at her Scarborough flat on 14 April last year, knowing he was responsible for killing the tragic teenager in Foreshore Road, just before midnight the previous evening.
On Friday January 17, Teesside Crown Court heard that she hid Jenkinson’s blood-stained clothes and provided him with fresh clothing to help cover his tracks.
A 16-year-old boy, who was 15 at the time of the murder, also pleaded guilty to assisting Jenkinson.
The teenager, who disposed of the knife which Jenkinson used to brutally stab Michael 12 times with, was handed a six month sentence.
A 19-year-old man from Scarborough, was sentenced to 16 months imprisonment after pleading guilty to violent disorder during the incident which resulted in Michael’s tragic death.
A 17-year-old boy from Scarborough was also found guilty of violent disorder and was sentenced to an eight-month detention and training order.
Two other boys, aged 15 and 17, were given 12 month youth referral orders after pleading guilty to violent disorder.
However, due to legal restrictions imposed by a judge earlier in the case, none of the defendants can currently be named - including the adults.
Detective Chief Inspector Maria Taylor, of North Yorkshire Police, said: “As two of the defendants in this case have discovered, assisting a murderer is a very serious offence.
“They knew full well that Jenkinson was responsible for Michael’s death but went ahead and helped him to try and evade justice. They are now, quite rightly, paying the price for their actions.
“The other defendants in this case were responsible for the violent incident which resulted in Michael’s tragic and untimely death and they will have to live with that on their consciences for the rest of their lives.
“My thoughts are with Michael’s family today as these latest proceedings will have been extremely difficult for them as they still try to come to terms with their terrible loss.”
MaCauley Jenkinson was jailed for 16 years on 6 September 2013, after being found guilty of murder following a two week trail at Teesside Crown Court.
He was also given a further four years jail for stabbing Michael’s friend, who came to his aid, in the leg.
The murder sparked shock throughout Scarborough, with hundreds of tributes flooding in for the Michael.