Two teens have been found guilty of murdering an 18-year-old from Wymondham after a rivalry between two Norwich gangs ended in bloodshed in the centre of Ipswich.

Raymond James Quigley was attacked in the town's busy shopping district in broad daylight, following a feud which had previously claimed the life of another teenager on the streets of Norwich.

Alfie Hammett, 19, and Joshua Howell, 18, both from the Ipswich area, had been on trial since December 11, accused of the murder of Mr Quigley, 18, as well as possession of an offensive weapon.

Eastern Daily Press: Alfie Hammett Alfie Hammett (Image: Suffolk Police)

A jury at Ipswich Crown Court found them guilty of all charges on Friday afternoon.

Andrew Jackson, prosecuting, had told the trial that Hammett was part of the Third Side Norwich gang while Mr Quigley was part of the city's Only The Money gang. Howell was part of the IP3 or Nacton gang in Ipswich, which is associated with the Third Side.

Mr Quigley was in the Suffolk town visiting friends and the prosecution say Howell and Hammett were searching the town looking for him.Eastern Daily Press: Joshua HowellJoshua Howell (Image: Suffolk Police)

Mr Jackson said the pair then confronted him on Westgate Street, where Hammett attacked him, as Howell wielded a machete to prevent the victim's friends from intervening.

He said Howell chased one of those friends at knifepoint into the nearby branch of JD Sports, allowing Hammett to kill Mr Quigley.

The victim was stabbed four times in the torso before running into Cards Direct, where he bled to death.

Mr Jackson had told the jury that the rivalry between the Norfolk gangs had prompted the attack on January 17 last year.

He also linked the case to another notorious gang murder, which saw  Joe Dix, 18, stabbed to death on the streets of Norwich, exactly 12 months earlier.

Like Hammett, Mr Dix was affiliated with the Third Side. Three members of Only the Money - the same gang as Mr Quigley - were convicted of his murder.

During a police search of Hammett's bedroom after he was arrested, officers found a copy of the order of service for a memorial for Mr Dix.

Eastern Daily Press: Mr Quigley, 18, was from WymondhamMr Quigley, 18, was from Wymondham (Image: Suffolk Constabulary)

They also found a picture of Hammett showing him at Vale Green, the street in Mile Cross where Mr Dix was killed and which has since become a memorial site for him.

However, it was said in court that there was no evidence that Mr Quigley, Hammett or Howell were involved in the murder of Mr Dix.

Hammett - who has links to Norwich, although he was living in Ipswich at the time of the murder - had not given evidence during the trial, but his defence disputed that he was the suspect seen fleeing the scene in CCTV footage of the area.

Howell had said he met with Hammett for a drug deal and taken a blade with him for protection but said he did not see the attack happen.

The pair will be sentenced on March 11.

Following his murder, Mr Quigley's mother, Margaret Oakes, paid tribute to him, describing him as a "very loving, caring person".

She said he had been a keen fisherman and that she had fond memories of boating on the Broads with him, when he had been nicknamed 'Captain Quigley'.

He had enjoyed going to the gym, playing chess, running and cycling.

Since his death, the family have campaigned for 'bleed kits' to be installed in public areas, to help save people who are seriously injured.