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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, police said today.
Shofique Uddin, 51, was found guilty of stabbing the 20-year-old victim to death at the Old Bailey.
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:
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.