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Siddiqi killers jailed for life

Ben Hope and Jason Richards, the killers of Cardiff A-Level student Aamir Siddiqi, have each received a life sentence in jail.

The judge at Cardiff Crown Court told them they must each serve a minimum term of 40 years.

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Crown Prosecution Service welcomes verdict

Aamir’s life was cruelly taken from him in a brutal knife attack committed by Jason Richards and Ben Hope. At the same time, they inflicted very serious injury on Aamir’s parents, as they tried to protect their son.

I would like to thank everyone who has supported the prosecution case. Each statement and every piece of testimony has played its part in the conviction of these two dangerous and violent criminals.

Whilst Aamir’s assailants have been brought to justice, we are acutely aware that nothing can make up for the loss felt by those close to him. Aamir’s family have shown remarkable dignity and fortitude throughout a lengthy criminal justice process and our thoughts remain with them.

– Statement from Catrin Evans, Crown Prosecution Service

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