THE FAMILY of Ahmed Remon Hayder said ‘justice had been done’ following the sentencing of his killers who were jailed for life.
The 27-year-old was found dead at the family home in Sutton Park Road on February 1 last year after being brutally attacked.
His cousin Mohammed Anhar, 34, from East London, pleaded guilty to murder and aggravated burglary last year, while his co-defendant Shahadat Mollah Sohag, 22, who denied both charges, was convicted following a trial at Lewes Crown Court.
The jury announced its verdict on Thursday and the pair were told they will serve a minimum of 25 years behind bars.
In addition Anhar was sentenced to 12 years jail and Sohag 10 years to run concurrently for aggravated burglary.
The court heard Anhar, who had been sponsored by Remon’s father to come over to the country, had gone to the property to steal.
Remon, who was the manager of the Moon of India restaurant and had been looking after the family business while his parents were in Bangladesh, was attacked after they found him inside the flat.
Speaking after the sentencing Mr Hayder’s family said, “We are relieved Sohag has been found guilty of murdering Remon and both he and Anhar will serve substantial sentences for their brutal crime which can not be described.
“Our house was filled with happiness and harmony. It was as if suddenly a cyclone occurred and turned everything upside down. We will never forget what has happened until the day we die.”
• For the full story see the Seaford Gazette (June 15).