Arfan Haque
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Son of 'happy slap' victim criticises sentencing

Two teenage members of a "happy slapping" gang who fatally beat a retired care worker in front of his young granddaughter in south London have been detained.

Ekram Haque, 67, was attacked in August 2009 in Tooting as he left a mosque.

He died from his injuries a week later.

Leon Elcock, 16, and Hamza Lyzai, 15, had pleaded guilty to manslaughter in June at the Old Bailey. Elcock was detained for four-and-a half years and Lyzai for three-and-a-half.

Speaking outside The Old Bailey Mr Haque's son, Arfan, was critical of the sentence.

  • 26 Jul 2010
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