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Luke Fitzpatrick murder: Gang members sentenced

  • 7 June 2013
  • From the section London
Police officers where the 25-year-old victim was found
Luke Fitzpatrick was killed close to the Ox and Gate pub in Dollis Hill

Three gang members found guilty of killing a football fan in north-west London have been sentenced.

Arsenal supporter Luke Fitzpatrick, 25, was stabbed after watching a game in the Ox and Gate pub in Dollis Hill.

Christopher Walters, 24, of Lovett Way, Neasden, was jailed for life with a minimum tarriff of 26 years for murder.

Loen Burton, 17, of Woodcote Avenue, Mill Hill, was jailed for at least 16 years for murder. Abdi Hassan, 17, was jailed for 11 years for manslaughter.

Pub 'stormed'

Hassan, who along with Walters was also found guilty of wounding, will begin his sentence in a young offenders institution.

During the trial, the Old Bailey heard Mr Fitzpatrick had been win the west London pub when it was "stormed" by at least 15 masked and hooded youths armed with sticks and knives.

Regulars at the pub chased the group out but they then turned and attacked Mr Fitzpatrick, who was nearest to them, Brian Altman QC, prosecuting, said.

His father was also wounded.

Four others were also sentenced for their involvement in the attack.

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