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Twelve gang members BANNED from area of Leicester after revenge attack - Leicestershire Live
An assassin sips tea in a south London cafe before stepping up behind two men and firing a handgun into the back of their heads. A Chinese restaurant-owner in Glasgow struggles to open the door of his Mercedes, the lock of which has been deliberately jammed with matchsticks. Suddenly, he is hacked down with four blows from a meat cleaver. The leader of a group of black gangsters dies in a hail of bullets fired by three rivals as he attempts to leave a London drugs den. This is modern gangland Britain.
Twelve gang members BANNED from area of Leicester after revenge attack
By Ted Thornhill. Sentences totalling years have been handed down to an eight-strong gang who killed a mother and her three children when their home was mistakenly set alight in a botched revenge attack. Tristan Richards, 22, was told he would serve a minimum of 35 years for his part in the murders of Shehnila Taufiq, 47, daughter Zainab, 19, and sons Bilal, 17, and Jamal, His accomplice Kemo Porter, 19, was given a 25 year minimum term. They were convicted at Nottingham Crown Court on Monday after a two-month trial during which the jury heard that the family died when their home in Wood Hill, Leicester, was mistakenly set alight in what police called a 'misguided and impulsive' attack last September.
Police have revealed how they nailed a crime gang which was involved in robberies, firearms possession and drug dealing. The men, from Leicester and Coventry, pleaded guilty to a series of offences at previous hearings and appeared at Leicester Crown Court on Monday for sentencing. Officers believed the men intended use those items to take drugs and cash from a rival gang, Leicestershire Police said. Four further members of the group were arrested two months later when officers stopped a car on its way to Coventry.