Former robber in pub dispute knifed to death

A FORMER armed robber who was stabbed 12 times drove to a kebab shop before collapsing from the fatal injuries, a court heard yesterday.

Lenny Kempley, once jailed for shooting at police, met his violent end after he had overreacted to a petty row in a pub.

Kempley, 54, feared losing face after getting into an argument with a group of younger men at the Downham Tavern in south east London in July.

He was so angry that he drove his girlfriend home and picked up at least two knives before returning to the pub, the Old Bailey heard.

Kempley told the landlord he was going to kill the men, their families and their children, before driving off and catching up with one of them, Ross Flynn.

He managed to stab Flynn twice, leaving him with life-threatening injuries, before the younger man got the better of him and knifed him 12 times.

Kempley got up and drove to a kebab shop before collapsing, bleeding heavily, and died soon afterwards.

Flynn, 27, of Bromley, Kent, was jailed for seven years after he pleaded guilty to man - slaughter on grounds of provocation and excessive force in self defence.