Twenty-six-year-old Raheem Hanif and his father had parked up in their van outside Raheem’s house on the evening of 6 February 2021, when they were set upon by four young men with baseball bats and large knives. Raheem was fatally stabbed during the attack.
Abas Khan, 24, and Kamran Chowdhary, 18, who were convicted earlier this year of Raheem’s murder, have been jailed for life with a minimum of 26 and 14 years respectively at Reading Crown Court today.
After being found guilty of manslaughter, Humzah Sikander, 18, has been sentenced to six years’ imprisonment and Shekuh Conteh, 17, will serve a four-year prison sentence.
Lawyer Claire Wiggett of the Crown Prosecution Service said: “This is a heart-breaking case where Raheem Hanif was murdered before his father’s eyes in a violent and senseless attack.
“The strength of the evidence we presented in court, including witness statements, phone data, forensic evidence and CCTV footage led to a successful prosecution, and these four men will now serve long prison sentences for what they did.
“Arguments happen, but no dispute is worth the cost of a life. Our thoughts go out to Abdul Hanif and all Raheem’s loved ones who have suffered an immeasurable loss.”