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Two jailed over Shadwell Basin frozen water death in Wapping

(L-r) Amran and Misba Chowdhury and Steffi Rai Image copyright Met Police
Image caption Amran (L) and Misba Chowdhury have been jailed for manslaughter while Steffi Rai will be sentenced at a later date

Two brothers have been jailed for manslaughter after leaving a man to die in freezing waters in east London.

Ibrahim Ghrib, 20, died in Shadwell Basin, part of the Thames, in March 2010 despite two passersby trying to rescue him.

At the Old Bailey, Amran, 27, and Misba Chowdhury, 24, of Whitney Avenue, Ilford, were jailed for six and five years respectively.

Last week, they were convicted of carrying out the unprovoked attack.

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Image caption Two passersby tried to help Ibrahim Ghrib

Amran's girlfriend Steffi Rai, 27, of Birmingham, who was convicted of perverting the course of justice, will be sentenced at the Old Bailey on 3 October.

Scotland Yard said Mr Ghrib had been drinking with his 17-year-old girlfriend beside the water's edge on the evening of 18 March 2010 when Amran and Misba Chowdhury and several others went over to them.

The man nearest Mr Ghrib's girlfriend hit her across the head with a bottle several times causing her to collapse.

She came around to hear her Moroccan-born boyfriend shouting from the 12m (40ft) deep water and the group running off.

Despite the efforts of two men Mr Ghrib could not be rescued and died in the water.

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