Berkshire

Kamran Maman death: Men not guilty of Slough attack

Kamran Maman
Image caption Kamran Maman died from his injuries two days after the attack

Three men have been found not guilty of murdering a man who was dragged from his car and beaten in the street.

Kamran Maman, 36, from Slough, died in hospital two days after the attack in the Berkshire town in May.

Aiden Wall, 25, from Camberley in Surrey, and Tyrone Lake, 26, and Leon Baptiste, 24, both from Slough, each denied one count of murder.

The jury at Reading Crown Court returned unanimous not guilty verdicts on the men after a five-week trial.

Mr Maman and his friends were ambushed in the attack in the early hours on 18 May, the court heard.

'Matter of seconds'

He sustained a fatal blow to the head and died from his injuries at John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford.

Speaking at the end of the trial, investigating officer Det Sgt Ali Driver said: "I am disappointed in the verdicts.

"But, it does go to show the difficulty the investigation has faced in piecing together the circumstances in what was a fast moving incident that was over in a matter of seconds.

"Proving who had done what to whom in those circumstances has proved challenging.

"I would like to thank Mr Maman's family who have shown utmost dignity throughout these proceedings.

"They too are disappointed with the verdicts today. Our thoughts are with them."

Police confirmed they would continue to investigate Mr Maman's death.

A total of 26 people have been arrested in connection with the investigation.

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