The family of Ali Jawaid have paid tribute to him in a statement. They say:
"Ali was a law abiding hard working gentle living family man who has left behind a wife and two young children. He will be terribly missed by all who were lucky enough to have had their lives touched in some way by Ali.
"We would also like to thank all the staff at West Midlands Police who have worked so tirelessly to bring these men to justice. Our thanks also extend to the officials at the Crown Prosecution Service and Warwickshire Justice Centre, who have dealt with the prosecution and subsequent court trial.
"It does provide some comfort and closure that the offenders who committed this cowardly act of violence in order to steal have been brought to bear and prosecuted for their actions. However it is Ali's wife, children and the rest of his family and friends who have been left with the life sentence as we will have to continue each day knowing we will never see Ali again."
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