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Welwyn Garden City murder: Man jailed for killing engineering graduate

Daniel Frazer-Traille (left) will spend a minimum of 23 years behind bars for killing Jamil Sarki (right). Credit: Hertfordshire Police

A man has been jailed for stabbing an engineering graduate to death in Welwyn Garden City.

Daniel Frazer-Traille from Hatfield killed Jamil Sarki, 23, in the Ethelred Close area of the town in January.

Mr Sarki, who'd travelled up from London, sustained a stab wound to his heart, as well as two more to his arms, in the attack.

Before his death, he'd just graduated from the De Montfort University in Leicester after achieving a 2:1 in Mechanical Engineering.

His friend was also assaulted during the incident and sustained a hip injury.

Vinnie Bradshaw (left) and Keith Coventry (right) were found guilty of manslaughter. Credit: Hertfordshire Police

Frazer-Traille was given a life sentence, with a minimum term of 23 years.

Two other men, Vinnie Bradshaw, 19, and Keith Coventry, 35, were also jailed for four and seven years respectively after being found guilty of manslaughter by a jury.

At the time of his death, Mr Sarki's family released a statement paying tribute to the ‘sunshine of their lives’.

“Jamil was the sunshine of our lives. He brought us so much joy and we’re absolutely devastated that he has been taken from us," they said.

“He was such a good, family-oriented boy and always helped his mum. He worked hard for his degree and we were all delighted with his achievement.

"Jamil was quiet and quite shy – he would do anything for anyone. We cannot understand how a boy of such potential is dead. It is such a waste.”