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Wolverhampton men jailed for Muhammed Farooq murder

Three men have been found guilty of murdering and robbing an father-to-be from Wolverhampton.

Muhammed Farooq, 40, from Merridale, was beaten on the head and chest.

His body was found in Clifton Street in the town's Chapel Ash area on 28 September 2010, just hours before the birth of his daughter.

Idris Mohammed, 31, his brother Shakil 25, and Nasar Abbas, 24, all of St Mark's Road, in Chapel Ash, have been jailed for life.

'Vicious attack'

Shakil was ordered to spend at least 17 years in prison; Idris was given a minimum term of 16 and a half years and Abbas was told to serve at least 15 years in jail.

A fourth man, Ali Mohammed Wazir, 31, of Raleigh Road, Bradmore, Wolverhampton, was also found guilty of manslaughter and was sentenced to nine years in prison.

Speaking after the verdict, Supt Mark Payne, said: "This was a vicious attack on a defenceless victim and it is so sad that Mr Farooq will never see his daughter grow up."

The men were sentenced at Wolverhampton Crown Court on Friday.

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