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Cameron Hill trial – verdict

30 Apr 2021
  • Cameron was stabbed to death at a flat in St Peters Close, Hatfield, on Monday 10 June 2019

  • Police were called at 1.21am by a concerned neighbour who could hear cries for help

  • Four people have been found guilty in connection with the incident

 

A man has been found guilty today (Friday 30 April) of the murder of Cameron Hill in Hatfield, while three others were found guilty of manslaughter.

Twenty-three year old Cameron, from North Mymms, was stabbed to death at a flat in St Peters Close in the early hours of Monday 10 June 2019.

Today, at Cambridge Crown Court, four people were found guilty in connection with the incident:

  • Najiib Hasan, aged 24, of Queen Adelaide Road, Penge, south-east London - guilty of murder
  • Christy Bishop, aged 39, of St Peters Close, Hatfield - guilty of manslaughter
  • Nicholas Pitts, aged 40, of Stockbreach Road, Hatfield - guilty of manslaughter
  • Nickell Moore, aged 25, of Between Streets, Cobham, Surrey - guilty of manslaughter

The court heard that Bishop had been persuaded by a group of men to lure Cameron to her flat, on the promise that that they would give her free drugs. Cameron subsequently arrived at her flat where the group, who were all involved in drugs trafficking, were lying in wait to ambush him. The group included Pitts, Moore, Hasan and two further suspects who fled the country.

A terrified witness who was in the flat managed to hide in a cupboard as the group attacked Cameron. She has since received specialist support from officers.

Police were called at 1.21am by a concerned neighbour who could hear cries for help. Officers immediately attended the scene, where they found a wounded Cameron who had managed to make his way out of the flat and into a communal area. He was taken to hospital but sadly passed away a few hours later.

A murder investigation was launched by the Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire Major Crime Unit with Bishop and Pitts being arrested on 11 June.

On 13 August, Hasan and Moore were arrested too.

Detective Inspector Iain MacPherson, from the Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire Major Crime Unit, said: “Firstly, I would like to commend the strength and bravery of Cameron’s family. This has been a very long two years and they have had to already sit through weeks of a trial only for it to abandoned last year due to the outbreak of COVID-19.

“I am pleased that the jury have come to this decision following what has been a very complex investigation. Cameron lost his life in a cruel and tragic way and I hope all four offenders spend their time behind bars reflecting on the misery they have caused.

“This case illustrates the brutal nature of the class A drugs trade and those who seek to profit from the addiction of others.”

Sentencing will take place at Cambridge Crown Court on Thursday 6 May.

Jason Gilzean, aged 53, of Campion Road, Hatfield, was found not guilty on two counts of assisting an offender.

Arnold Masumbundu, aged 20, of Lyme Farm Road, Greenwich was found not guilty of murder or manslaughter.

Enquiries remain ongoing to trace the two suspects who fled the country. Anyone with information is urged to contact police.

You can report information online (opens in a new window) or speak to an operator in our Force Communications Room via our online web chat (opens in a new window) or call the non-emergency number 101.

If the crime is in progress call 999 straight away.

Alternatively, you can stay 100% anonymous by contacting the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or via their untraceable online form (opens in a new window).

 

Pictured below, top to bottom:

Najib Hasan

Christy Bishop

Nicholas Pitts

Nickell Moore

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