Killers Jailed For Total Of 61 Years

23rd July 2018

A man found guilty of murder and three men convicted of manslaughter were jailed on Monday, 23 July, for a total of 61 years.

The men were all found guilty by a jury on Friday, 13 July, of having played a role in the fatal shooting of 41-year-old Brenton Roper (pictured) in Bow last year.

- Mohammed Shaid, 27 (26.07.90) of Arrow Road, E3 was found guilty of murder. He was sentenced to 30 years in jail.

- Monzur Ahmed, 27 (02.08.90) of Whitethorn Street, E3 was found guilty of manslaughter. He was sentenced to nine years in jail.

- Foyzur Rahman, 28 (21.06.90) of Beveridge Mews, E1 was found guilty of manslaughter. He was sentenced to ten years in jail.

- Shah Mohammed Habibur Rahman, 28 (28.06.90) of Longbridge Road, Dagenham was found guilty of manslaughter. He was sentenced to 12 years in jail.

Detective Inspector Dan Setter, from the Homicide and Major Crime Command, said: "This was a brazen attack in a residential street in broad daylight, which involved shooting a man in the back, stabbing him and chasing him down the street.

"The defendants sought to portray this as self-defence and an accidental shooting, which the jury have clearly seen through.

"Mr Roper's death stemmed from a dispute over the suspects' involvement in drug dealing; an activity that was taking place in the street where Mr Roper lived, which he deplored. After the attack, the suspects then made several coordinated efforts to evade police, including fleeing the country. Detectives used all the tools at their disposal to arrest and bring all four to justice."

The victims fiancé, Mandy Bourne, said: "My life feels so very empty without him, I go through the day-to-day motions for the sake of my children, but I really feel like I no longer have a future without him. I am numb. There is a deep, dark hole in my heart."

Police were called by the London Ambulance Service at 16:29hrs on 13 May 2017, to reports of a seriously injured man on Eagling Close, E3.

Officers and London's Air Ambulance attended the location where they found Brenton Roper suffering from gunshot and stab injuries. He was pronounced dead at 17:37hrs.

A post-mortem examination held on 16 May 2017 at Poplar Mortuary gave the cause of death as gunshot injuries.

It was established that Mr Roper had been approached from behind by two men before being shot in the back and stabbed five times.

Officers discovered that the victim had been involved in an argument at approximately 15:45hrs that day with a group of men who were sitting in an Audi.

Subsequent CCTV enquiries led officers to a black Volkswagen Golf - owned by Shaid - which was seen driving around the area and parked on Rounton Road shortly before the murder. Two men in hooded tops, confirmed to be Shaid and Shah Rahman, were filmed walking towards Eagling Close.

A short time later, the cameras captured the same suspects running away from the scene of the murder.

Their movements were tracked to Bromley High Street in Newham where cameras again picked up a dark coloured Audi, consistent with the car that had been seen earlier in the day.

It was later established that Shaid and Shah Rahman had left the country the day after the murder.

On 24 June 2017, officers arrested Shaid, Ahmed and Foyzur Rahman They were taken to a west London police station for questioning. The three men were all charged three days later.

Enquiries continued and Shah Rahman was arrested on 6 September 2017 having been on the run from police for approximately three months in a determined effort to evade justice. He was charged the following day.

Shaid sought to frustrate justice still further and admitted supplying two false defence case statements which caused the first trial to be abandoned.

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