Life sentence in drainage murder

A man found guilty of the murder of Sultan Ahmed prompted by a neighbourly dispute over garden drainage has been sentenced to life with a minimum of 14 years. Shofique Uddin was found guilty of murder earlier this week.

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Police: Neighbourly dispute 'spiralled out of control'

A man has been found guilty of murdering a neighbour in a disagreement about dirty water. Detective Inspector Andy Jones of the Homicide and Major Crime Command, said:

"This was a neighbourly dispute that spiralled way out of control with tragic consequences."Although there were two sides to this dispute, only one side chose to arm themselves with weapons.

"Given that, it is right that Uddin should face the consequences of his actions. I would like to praise the family of the victim, Mr Ahmed, for the dignity they have shown throughout this investigation."

– Detective Inspector Andy Jones


Murder over drainage dispute

Shofique Uddin Credit: Metropolitan Police

A man has been found guilty of murder following a neighbourhood fight about garden drainage. Police were called to Larsons Way in May, following reports of a fight and stabbing. Sultan Ahmed was pronounced dead at the scene. Shofique Uddin has been found guilty of stabbing him to death.

The Old Bailey heard earlier that day Uddin's son had abused a neighbour after she let dirty water drain into his garden. A group of neighbours later went round to Uddin's house to confront his son. The exchange became heated and witnesses described Mr Uddin swinging a knife wildly.

During the fight that ensued, Uddin stabbed Sultan Ahmed in the back. Another man was bitten while others were left with stab wounds.

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