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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Judge refers to "moving" victim statements from Aamir's family

His father speaks of Aamir's warmth and respect. How Aamir used to rest his head on his shoulder and tell him about his day. He tells how their lives have become blank and void.

His mother says the scars on her own body have healed but inside she is raw. She says they are afraid of answering the doorbell.His sisters speak in the most moving terms.

"The brutal beating of our beloved Aamir took the beating heart out our family. As the worldmoves on we are left feeling bereft of his love."


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