Three gang members are expected to be sentenced today after killing a businessman as he delivered mobile phones to a Coventry shop.
Ali Jawaid was ambushed outside Benzer Communications on November 9 2011, by the gang who made off with his van and its £13,000 cargo of phones and accessories.
The three men – 24-year-old Gregg Robertson, 25-year-old Glenroy Blackstock, and 27-year-old Shaun Mills – are being sentenced at the Warwickshire Justice Centre.
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"She tried to take hold of the knife to stop him. He told her not to shout out and scream and get on her knees and beg."
A minute-by-minute witness account of the battle has been found and entries from the diary will be tweeted in real time on the anniversary.
"He was so matted that he barely resembled a dog at first glance. His fur was covered in faeces and it was completely covering his eyes."