Father of Murdered Shawn Seesahai warns ‘Kids are Dangerous’

The father of Shawn Seesahai, who was stabbed to death by two machete-wielding 12-year-olds, has warned “kids are dangerous now”.

Father of Murdered Shawn Seesahai warns 'Kids are Dangerous' f

"if we don't pay attention to our kids it will happen every day."

The father of Shawn Seesahai has said parents need to “pay attention” to what their children are doing as he warned “kids are dangerous now”.

Shawn was brutally murdered by two machete-wielding 12-year-olds in Wolverhampton on November 13, 2023.

The youths, who were convicted of murder on June 10, 2024, are believed to be the youngest child killers since Robert Thompson and Jon Venables, both aged 11, were found guilty in 1993 of killing two-year-old James Bulger.

Shawn’s heartbroken father Suresh has called for more to be done to stop senseless murders from happening.

He said: “You don’t know what these kids have. This world is a different world.

“Kids are dangerous now and if we don’t pay attention to our kids it will happen every day.”

Mr Seesahai said he felt sorry for the parents of his son’s killers but needed to see justice.

He continued: “They (the boys responsible) don’t have to be locked up for life. I just want it to be fair.

“He was always with me, from the time he was born and growing up.

“When he’d have been around 16 he started to work with me. Whatsoever he knew that I’d need help [with] he’d always be there for me.”

On the evening of the murder, Shawn and two friends got onto a train at Winson Green station, Birmingham.

The group then got off at Priestfield tram stop in Wolverhampton at 6:13 pm and made their way to Stowlawn playing fields.

At 6:34 pm, Shawn and one friend left the park to go to a petrol station.

They returned to the park and footage showed them standing in the area until at least 8:15 pm.

Two youngsters later approached them, and Shawn ended up being fatally stabbed.

Originally from Anguilla, Shawn Seesahai was staying in Birmingham for eye surgery.

The trial at Nottingham Crown Court was told the two 12-year-olds acted together to kill Shawn after he “shoulder-brushed” them by a bench.

He was punched, kicked, stamped on and “chopped” at with a 42.5cm-long blade that one of the defendants “often” carried.

One of the boys claimed he got the machete from “a friend of a friend” but police said there was evidence that he had searched for knives online.

A haunting photo shows one of the killers posing with a machete just hours before killing Shawn.

Father of Murdered Shawn Seesahai warns 'Kids are Dangerous'

The following day, the boys and some friends spoke about the violence on Snapchat after a video of the police cordon around the murder scene was shared.

“Someone got stabbed, everyone talking abt (sic) it, literally everyone, everyone knows.”

One of the pair responded with a voice note.

He said: “It is what it is.”

They then shared a final exchange, with a friend saying:

“I’m scared man.”

One attacker replied: “I’m not.”

“IDRC” – which means “I don’t really care”.

Shawn’s friend said he was forced to run for his life but Shawn stumbled as he tried to flee.

The friend said: “It was a big blade, something similar to a machete. He pulled it out of the sheath from his waist. Shawn told me to run.”

The court heard they attacked Shawn with such force that in one blow, the machete almost passed through his body.

The 19-year-old was pronounced dead at 9:11 pm after police were called to the scene at 8:37 pm.

Prosecutor Michelle Heeley KC said the victim had “offered no violence” and “done nothing to offend the two boys”.

A girl at the scene with the boys said she saw them “punching” and “kicking” their victim as he lay on the floor.

She claimed it was not “unusual” that the boy who admitted possessing the knife had a machete as he “often” carried it.

Jonathan Roe, Senior Crown Prosecutor for CPS West Midlands, said:

“Shawn Seesahai was an incredibly brave young man who had a world of opportunities at his feet.

“Shawn suffered traumatic injuries after being ruthlessly targeted by defendants who had a fixation with violence and were roaming the streets looking for a potential victim.

“This was a horrifying and random act of brutality, perpetrated by two 12-year-olds who should not have been spending their time arming themselves with a machete and preparing to take a life.

“Today’s conviction should send a clear message to those who feel it appropriate to arm themselves with knives or blades – no matter how you may try to justify it, you will face the consequences of your actions.

“All of our thoughts remain with Shawn’s family and friends at this difficult time.”

They will be sentenced at a later date.

Dhiren is a News & Content Editor who loves all things football. He also has a passion for gaming and watching films. His motto is to "Live life one day at a time".

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