Three teens convicted of murdering pensioner

A jury at Luton Crown Court has convicted three young men of murdering 65-year-old Sharif Demirsay in his home at Kempston.

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Bedfordshire: Teenagers jailed for total of 68 years for murder of Sharif Demirsay

The three teenagers convicted of murder. Credit: Bedfordshire Police

Three teenagers have been jailed for a total of 68 years for the murder of Sharif Demirsay in Kempston.

Courtney Glynn has been handed a life sentence and will serve a minimum term of 27 years in prison, while Muhammed Rashed and Hameedur Rahman have been detained for life and will serve minimum terms of 22 and 19 years respectively.


Teenagers guilty of murdering grandfather due to be sentenced

Courtney Glynn, Muhammed Rashed, and Hameedur Rahman. Credit: Bedfordshire Police

Three teenagers found guilty of murdering a grandfather at his home in Bedfordshire are due to be sentenced today.

65-year-old Sharif Demirsay was stabbed 11 times during a robbery last May.

Courtney Glynn, Muhammed Rashed, and Hameedur Rahman had forced their way into the bungalow on Vineyard Way in search of gold and cash.

Murder victim's partner still 'severely traumatised' by what she saw

Three teenagers have been convicted of the murder of Sharif Demirsay in his own home near Bedford.

His family say his partner who witnessed the attack, is still "severely traumatised."

In a statement, the family of Mr Demirsay said: "The past 11 months have been an horrific ordeal for us all. This incident has had a devastating effect on so many lives. This was an unprovoked attack on an elderly couple who should have been safe in their own home."

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Teenager tells court she heard screams coming from grandfather's home

Sharif Demirsay, who was killed at his Bedfordshire home. Credit: Bedfordshire Police.

A teenage girl has told how she heard a woman's screams coming from the home of a Bedfordshire grandfather who was stabbed to death.

Four teenagers are on trial accused of the murder of 65-year-old Sharif Demirsay, of Vineyard Way in Kempson in May last year.

Travis Dixon Charles, 18, Courtney Glynn, 19, and two other defendants, aged 17 and 16, all deny the charge.

This afternoon, the jury heard from a teenage girl - who cannot be named for legal reason - who had been on Vineyard Way on the night of the attack.

She told the court she had seen Travis Dixon Charles as well as a group of "three boys".

She later heard a woman's screams coming from inside the home Mr Demirsay shared with his partner.

The court also heard from one of Mr Demirsay's neighbours.

Marcus Hamblin told the jury he had been out that night to post some parcels and had seen a group of males wearing hoodies.

"They were trying not to be seen," he told the court. "They didn't want to make eye contact with me."

Earlier today, the court heard from Dr Olaf Biedrzycki. The pathologist told the court that Mr Demirsay had suffered 11 cuts and stab wounds, including one to the heart.

The case continues.

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