Gavin Grant (footballer)

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Gavin Grant
Personal information
Date of birth (1984-03-27) 27 March 1984 (age 33)
Place of birth Brent, England
Height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Playing position Winger, Striker
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2005 Tooting & Mitcham 16 (10)
2005–2006 Gillingham 10 (1)
2006–2008 Millwall 4 (0)
2007 Grays Athletic (loan) 7 (3)
2007–2008 Grays Athletic (loan) 16 (2)
2008 Stevenage Borough (loan) 14 (7)
2008–2010 Wycombe Wanderers 10 (0)
2010 Bradford City 11 (0)
Total 88 (21)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Gavin Grant (born 27 March 1984) is an English former footballer. He was convicted in July 2010 of a murder committed in 2004.[1]


Grant started his career at non-League Tooting & Mitcham, before being signed by Gillingham. He later joined Millwall.

He was then loaned out to Grays Athletic at the end of the 2006–07 season, scoring four times in 10 appearances in all competitions. During this time, he was under investigation for a killing related to the murder of which he was subsequently convicted, and the loan deal was cut short due to Grant breaking his curfew and being arrested again. He was later acquitted on those charges.

Grant secured another loan deal, this time season-long to Grays on 24 August 2007, however it was cut short and he returned to the Lions in January 2008. He then joined Stevenage Borough on loan in February 2008.

Grant was released by Millwall at the end of the 2007–08 season, and was signed by new Wycombe Wanderers boss Peter Taylor on a two-year contract.[2] He was signed again by Taylor, by that time at Bradford City, on a non-contract basis on 26 February 2010.


Grant was accused of killing Jahmall Moore in 2005, but was cleared of murder in 2007.[3] However, on 23 July 2010, Grant was found guilty, along with Gareth Downie, of killing 21-year-old Leon Labastide in May 2004. The courts heard that both incidents were part of "tit-for-tat" shootings in the Stonebridge Park estate in Harlesden.[4][3] He received a life sentence, subject to a minimum of 25 years in prison.[1]

On 31 October 2014, Grant was given right to appeal to conviction after three senior judges at the Court of Appeal had concerns over the 2010 trial as police failed to disclose important details about one of key prosecution witnesses which may have affected the jury's decision.[5]


  1. ^ a b "Former Millwall striker Gavin Grant jailed for murder". BBC News. 26 July 2010. Retrieved 26 July 2010. 
  2. ^ "Grant to sign for Blues". Wycombe Wanderers F.C. 18 June 2006. Retrieved 22 June 2007. [permanent dead link]
  3. ^ a b "Former Millwall striker Gavin Grant guilty of murder". BBC Sport. 23 July 2010. Retrieved 23 July 2010. 
  4. ^ "Footballer gunned down rival". Kilburn Times. 14 October 2009. Retrieved 7 July 2010. 
  5. ^ "Former Milwall footballer wins right to appeal Stonebridge murder conviction". Brent & Kilburn Times. 31 October 2014. Retrieved 9 February 2015. 

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