Jason Richards (left) and Ben Hope
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Aamir Siddiqi: Teenager's murderers given 40 years

Two "staggeringly incompetent" hitmen must serve a minimum of 40 years each in jail for stabbing to death an innocent student after they targeted the wrong house.

Aamir Siddiqi, 17, was attacked at his Cardiff home by Jason Richards, 38, and Ben Hope, 39, in April 2010.

The pair were paid £1,000 each to kill a different man on a nearby street.

Sentencing them to life for murder at Swansea Crown Court, the judge said few would shed a tear if they died in jail, adding that they were "brutal, savage, callous and cruel".

BBC Wales Today's Caroline Evans describes what happened in court.

'Incompetent' hitmen given 40 years

  • 08 Feb 2013
  • From the section Wales