Essex

Ahmed Musse: Five men jailed over gang killing

The five men jailed over Ahmed Musse's killing Image copyright Essex Police
Image caption Abdul Salah, Hussein Ahmed, Jake Rowlands, Mohammed Ahmed and Gary Goodwin (left to right) were jailed at Chelmsford Crown Court

Five men have each been jailed for 12-and-a-half years over the death of a man who was stabbed in a row between rival drug gangs.

Ahmed Musse, 32, from London, was stabbed in the leg in Basildon in August 2014 and died the next day.

Four of the men admitted a charge of manslaughter and were sentenced by Judge Charles Gratwicke at Chelmsford Crown Court.

A fifth man, Garry Goodwin, 36, from Essex, admitted conspiracy to rob.

The killers were Hussein Ahmed, 23, of Bacon Street; Mohammed Ahmed, 23, of Jamaica Street, both London; Abdul Salah, 20, of York Avenue, Hayes, west London and Jake Rowlands, 26, of no fixed address.

Mr Musse was found with leg wounds at Sporhams in Basildon, at about 22:00 BST on 26 August 2014.

'Blame is shared'

He was attacked during a robbery, which stemmed from rivalry between drug-dealing gangs, the prosecution said.

Det Chief Insp Morgan Cronin, of the Kent and Essex Serious Crime Directorate, said: "The defendants' actions on the night of the incident demonstrated no remorse.

"They will now have plenty of time to reflect on their actions in prison.

"I would like to pay tribute to Mr Musse's family and fiancée for supporting our investigation.

"I also want to thank members of the public who came forward to give evidence, as their information helped us to quickly identify and arrest the suspects."

Following the case, Mr Musse's family said they were "pleased the court has recognised the blame is shared by all those that knew a knife was present when they set out as a group to rob Ahmed".

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