Norwich Rose Lane car park drug gang murder: Two jailed

  • 19 June 2012
  • From the section Norfolk
Honorato Alberto Christovao
Image caption Honorato Christovao was beaten around the head with a heavy object

Two men have been jailed over a drugs gang murder in a Norwich car park.

Honorato Christovao, 54, was beaten to death after he was lured to the car park in Rose Lane in February 2011.

Ashley Brown Garraway, 22, of Oxford Road, Newham, London, was jailed for four and a half years for conspiracy to commit grievous bodily harm.

Neil Whitby, 40, of Borrowdale Drive, Norwich, was jailed at Norwich Crown Court for 14 months for conspiracy to kidnap.

Both men admitted the offences.

In total, five people have been convicted in connection with the case. In March, two men were jailed at Norwich Crown Court for murder.

'Challenging inquiry'

Spencer Yiadom, 22, of Saville Road, Newham, was jailed for 24 years while Anton St Paul, also 22 and of Newham, was jailed for a minimum of 23 years.

Last month Lucy Browne, 35, of Borrowdale Drive, was given a 12-month prison sentence, suspended for 12 months, after she admitted manslaughter.

The death of Mr Christovao, of Parmentergate Court in Norwich, was the result of a dispute between two drugs gangs known as the JJ group and the GBen Group, a previous court hearing was told.

Speaking after the sentencing of Garraway and Whitby, Det Supt Jes Fry of Norfolk police said: "These two sentences conclude a complex and challenging murder inquiry for the team.

"The case involved a lot of detailed investigative work on the use of mobile phones and studying CCTV footage. We have been in contact with Mr Cristovao's family and they are very pleased with the outcome."

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