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Mohim Miah lay-by murder: Three men jailed for life

Joseph Cross, Andrew Cross and Michael Taylor (left to right)
Image caption Joseph Cross, Andrew Cross and Michael Taylor (left to right) were convicted of murder

Three men from St Albans have been jailed for life for murdering a man whose body was found in a lay-by.

Mohim Miah, 29, was found in Ferrers Lane, Wheathampstead, Hertfordshire, on 18 November.

He had been attacked in St Albans earlier that day, police believe.

Brothers Joseph Cross, 27, and Anthony Cross, 31, were given minimum terms of 17 and 19 years at Chelmsford Crown Court. Michael Taylor, 27, was sentenced to at least 15 years.

The men "continuously lied" about their involvement in the murder, police said.

Joseph Cross, of Newgate Close; Anthony Cross, of Green Lane, and Taylor, of Bricket Road, all denied murder.

Det Ch Insp Sean O'Neil, from Hertfordshire Police, said: "These three men have continuously lied about their involvement in the murder of Mohim Miah.

"They blamed each other however; the jury have considered the evidence and convicted all three of murder.

"The sentences reflect the seriousness of their action and whilst nothing can bring Mohim back to his family, I hope they find some comfort in the fact these men will be in prison for a considerable amount of time."

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