Siobhan Collins-Grant jailed for eight years for Sahkira Loseke manslaughter
Victim's mother says knife attack has ruined life of 'every single member of my family'
13 March, 2020 — By Tom Foot
Sahkira ‘Kira’ Loseke
A WOMAN has been jailed after pleading guilty to manslaughter following the knife death of Sahkira Loseke in Chalk Farm.
Siobhan Collins-Grant, 26, was sentenced at the Old Bailey today (Friday) to eight years in prison for the attack in Belmont Street, Chalk Farm, at 11pm on Sunday, September 8 last year.
The 22-year-old Ms Loseke, also known as Shakira, who lived in King’s Cross, died from stab wounds to the chest that was triggered by a senseless row “between the two groups of women” outside a house in the street, Met Police said. Ms Collins-Grant later threw the knife in the Regent’s Canal but it was found by police.
Sahkira’s mother read out a statement from the family after the verdict.
It said: “I would like the person that killed my daughter to know that she has ruined the life of every single member of my family.
“She will be able to get on with her life, when this is all behind her. I will never be able to get on with my life, the loss of Kira has left a huge hole in my heart. I am devastated by what has happened, completely destroyed.”
The knife was found by police in the canal
Detective Inspector Perry Benton, Specialist Crime North, said: “This was a completely senseless act of violence which has led to another life lost to knife crime.
“I would like to pass on my thanks to the family of Sahkira for all their assistance and understanding during this horrific period in their lives which no parent should have to go through.”