'Businessman' murderer jailed

A man has been jailed for 20 years for killing a retired businessman at his home in Bexleyheath during a burglary.

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Burglar to be sentenced for manslaughter

Ted Syrad died from heart failure after being punched and kicked by Gezim Delijah Credit: Met Police

A burglar is to be sentenced for manslaughter, after he killed a retired businessman in his home. Gezim Delijah from Walthamstow punched and kicked 64-year-old Ted Syrad to make him reveal the whereabouts of the key to his safe.

Ted Syrad's house in Barnehurst, Bexleyheath, where he died during a burglary Credit: ITV News London

His wife was tied up in another room and threatened with an imitation gun by an accomplice with an Irish accent, who hasn't yet been traced.

Delijah, who's 41 and originally from Albania, was found guilty of manslaughter and burglary yesterday, and has been warned he faces a long prison sentence.

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