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Killers of Kettering man left "dying in street' get 10 years each in prison

Credit: Northamptonshire Police

Four men have been jailed for a total of 40 years for the manslaughter of a man from Kettering.

29 year old Tairu Jallow suffered multiple stab wounds, including a fatal one to his chest, after being robbed and attacked at his home on Havelock Street on 14 January 2018.

Following a six week trial, four men were convicted of manslaughter at Northampton Crown Court. They had all originally been charged with murder.

Babacarr Sylva, 32, Kausu Ceesay, 24, lever Makande, 24 and Ngange Sowe, 30, each received a 10-year custodial sentence.

Tairu Jallow Credit: Family photo

Tairu was subject to a violent attack by four men involved in organised crime, who deliberately targeted him as part of their illegal drug dealing activities.

Tairu sustained multiple stab wounds during the attack which started in the house and spilled out in the street. His assailants travelled a significant distance to his home in Kettering, robbed and brutally attacked him with a knife and left him dying in the street.

This is a tragic case which highlights the dangers of being associated with drugs and organised crime. Whatever he was involved in, Tairu did not deserve to die in such a violent attack and I am pleased that we have now seen justice done.

It was an extremely complex investigation involving hundreds of hours of inquiries and painstaking review of the detailed evidence that ultimately helped to identify, locate and bring the defendants to justice.

It has been an extremely difficult time for Tairu’s family and friends. They have shown great courage and strength and I would like to thank them for their support throughout the investigation and criminal justice process.I hope the sentences handed down will help bring them some comfort and closure.”

– Senior Investigating Officer, Detective Chief Inspector Ally White