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Five men jailed for a total of 131 years for teen murder

16-year-old Hani Abou El Kheir Photo: Metropolitan Police

Five men have been jailed for a minimum total of 131 years for stabbing a 16-year-old boy to death with swords and knives in a frenzied street attack in central London, police said.

Hani Hicham Abou El Kheir died on January 27 last year after he was set upon by up to 10 people while he was walking through an estate in Pimlico.

Craig Boyce, 26, of Paddington, was sentenced to life at the Old Bailey and will serve a minimum of 27 years for his part in the killing.

Ahmed Mikhaimar and Arber Barbatovci, both 20 and of Pimlico, a 20-year-old man from Camberwell, who cannot be named for legal reasons, and Tarquai Joseph, 19, from Maida Vale, were all sentenced to life with a minimum of 26 years.

All five men were found earlier guilty of murder by a jury.

(Clockwise from top left) Craig Boyce, Ahmed Mikhaimar, Tarquai Joseph and Arber Barbatovci

Hani's mother described him as a "gentle and loving giant".

Speaking outside the Old Bailey after five men were sentenced to life in prison for his death, Parish Priest Canon Pat Browne read a statement on behalf of Hani's mother Pauline.

Ronke Philip reports:

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