Father of teen shot in London gang wars in court over £2m drug raid

Father of teen shot in London gang wars in court over £2m drug raid

Tanesha Melbourne, 17, was gunned down in London in April

The father of gun violence victim Tanesha Melbourne appeared in court today charged with involvement in a multi-million pound drug ring.

Conrad Kingdom, 45, spoke only to confirm his name and address at Highbury Corner Magistrates’ Court for a preliminary hearing following police raids on his home and other properties in Tottenham, north London.

Following the raid, he was arrested and charged with conspiracy to supply Class A drugs.

Earlier this month, his 17-year-old daughter was tragically shot in a killing that shocked the capital during a wave of rising crime. 

March was the first month in more than two decades that saw the number of suspected murders in London higher than that of New York.

Crown prosecutors told the court that drugs found during the raid of Kingdom’s home were estimated to be worth at least £2million and claimed that he was at the ‘highest level’ of a drug supply operation.

The address given by Mr Kingdom in court is just minutes from where Tanesha Melbourne was gunned down at the beginning of April.  

The teenager, who had just become a mentor at her local youth club, died in the street as she was cradled by her mother who arrived before paramedics.

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