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Hashim Ali murder: Two men guilty of Hayes shooting

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Image caption Hashim Ali was shot in Hayes as he was sitting in the passenger seat of a car

Two men have been convicted of murdering a student who was shot while sitting in a car in west London.

Hashim Ali, 22, was sitting in the passenger seat of a parked Mercedes on 11 October when he was killed on Central Avenue in Hayes.

Phillip Fashakin, 26, of no fixed address, and Juskiran Sidhu, 28, of Hayes, were both found guilty following a trial at the Old Bailey.

They will be sentenced at the same court on 14 May.

On the day of the shooting Sidhu and Fashakin walked away from the murder scene, before buying new outfits at JD Sports and watching true crime film King Of Thieves at a cinema, the court heard.

'Cold-blooded killing'

Prosecutor Crispin Aylett QC told jurors the motive for the "cold-blooded" killing was not known, or whether the real target was the victim or the driver of the car.

He said shocked witnesses heard a loud bang as Mr Ali was shot before the killers walked away.

Afterwards, Sidhu and Fashakin travelled to a JD Sports in Staines in Surrey where they bought new outfits, dumped their old clothes in a bin then headed to the cinema.

Sidh was arrested in Birmingham nearly three weeks later on 30 October, in a hotel room booked under a false name.

Fashakin was arrested at Aston University student accommodation in Birmingham on 6 November.

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