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Four jailed for 92 years after Farnborough murder investigation

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Four men have been jailed for a total of 92 years after being found guilty of killing 25-year-old Richard Hardy.

Mr Hardy was found injured in Mayfield Road, Farnborough, between 1.30am and 1.35am on Friday 26 January, 2018.

He had been stabbed multiple times and was pronounced dead at the scene.

Murder victim Richard Hardy Credit: Hampshire Police

A jury at Portsmouth Crown Court found three of the defendants guilty of the murder of Mr Hardy.

Leroy Bosha, 27, of Aldwick Close, Farnborough, was found guilty of manslaughter and was jailed for eight years.

Omar Goodridge, 21, of Montgomery Way, Portsmouth, was jailed for 28 years.

Hashim Siddique, 20, of Fintry Walk, Farnborough, was jailed for 27 years.

Qasan Siddique, 23, of Fintry Walk, Farnborough, was jailed for 29 years.

A jury at Portsmouth Crown Court found three of the defendants guilty of the murder of Mr Hardy.

A fifth man, Luther Archibald, 31, of Totland Close, Farnborough, had been deemed unfit to stand trial.

The jury found that he had not unlawfully killed Mr Hardy.

Speaking after the sentence hearing, Detective Chief Inspector Dave Storey said: “Today marks the end of a long investigation into the death of a young man who was stabbed multiple times.

We hope that today’s sentence provides some sort of closure for the family and friends of Mr Hardy, and those who live in the area where this murder took place.

Mr Hardy’s death was planned and totally unnecessary, and is another example of the harm, misery and devastation that drug use and associated violence can inflict upon communities.

– Detective Chief Inspector Dave Storey

Judith Hardy, Richard Hardy's mother:

I would like to emphasise my gratitude and massive thanks to all those who have helped in this case.

Regardless of any outcome, nothing can bring Richard back. The traumatic effect it has had on all our lives is indescribable.

– Judith Hardy, Richard Hardy's mother
Police cordon around the murder scene