Aamir Siddiqi Murder: Richards and Hope must serve minimum of 40 years in prison

on Friday, February 8th, 2013

Jason Richards and Ben Hope appeared at Swansea Crown Court this morning after they were convicted of murder.

Jason Richards and Ben Hope

Jason Richards and Ben Hope have been sentenced to life in prison and must serve a minimum of 40 years each for the murder of Aamir Siddiqi in April 2010.

They appeared at Swansea Crown Court this morning after they were convicted of murder at a trial which ended last Friday.

Following the trial, Detective Superintendent Paul Hurley of the South Wales Police Specialist Crime Investigations Team, said:

“Aamir Siddiqi was a kind and talented young man who had a bright future ahead of him.

“He continues to be sorely missed by his family and all those fortunate to have known him.

“Despite being left totally devastated at losing their beloved son and brother in such tragic circumstances, Aamir’s loving family have shown tireless strength and remarkable dignity throughout this ordeal.

“The investigation team was overwhelmed not only by their support but also that of the community who came forward with information and played an invaluable role during such as complex enquiry.

“South Wales Police would like to thank Aamir’s family for their support, all the prosecution witnesses, and the community for ensuring the successful outcome at Swansea Crown Court.”

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