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Sabrina Moss murder: Three who helped killers convicted

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Image caption Sabrina Moss was shot dead while out celebrating her 24th birthday

Three people have been found guilty of helping the killers of a young mother shot dead in Kilburn evade justice in the hours after her murder.

Nursery school teacher Sabrina Moss was murdered in August 2013 by drug dealers as she celebrated her birthday.

She and her friend, who survived, were not the intended targets.

A jury at the Old Bailey convicted Fiona Cullum, 25, Daniel Reid, 24, and Mathew Bouzemada, 22, of perverting the course of justice.

Miss Moss, 24, and her friend, 25-year-old Sabrina Gachette, were sheltering from the rain outside the Woody Grill kebab restaurant when they were shot by two hooded men armed with a sub-machine gun and a shotgun.

The teacher, who at the time was mother of a four year old, was shot at point-blank range in the heart and died in hospital.

Miss Gachette was hit in the back by more than 50 pellets but survived.

Hassan Hussain, Martell Warren and Yassin James were given life sentences, and each ordered to serve a minimum of 37 years for her murder, in September last year.

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Image caption Martell Warren, Hassan Hussain and Yassin James were jailed for life

Cullum, of St John's Wood, north-west London, was found guilty of hiding Hussain after the shooting and making a false statement later.

But jurors were undecided on a third charge of perverting the course of justice, with regard to concealing James.

The jury convicted Reid, from Hayes, and Bouzemada, of Harlesden, north-west London, of helping to recover, conceal and destroy Warren's mobile phones.

Jurors could not decide on the same charge against Rakheed Daniel, 21, of Kensal Green, north-west London.

'Compounded suffering'

Judge Stephen Kramer formally recorded not guilty verdicts on the counts outstanding against Cullum and Daniel.

Cullum got conditional bail until a separate hearing on 10 April following pre-sentence reports.

Judge Kramer remanded the two convicted men into custody to be sentenced next Tuesday.

The judge told Cullum she should be under "no illusions" about a likely jail sentence bearing in mind the events leading up to her offences.

Speaking after the hearing, Det Ch Insp Andy Partridge, from the Homicide and Major Crime Command, said: "By providing shelter, alibis and disposing of mobile phones for those responsible for murdering a young woman and seriously injuring another, the three compounded the suffering of the victims' families."

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