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Five jailed following the murder of a builder in broad daylight

The Central Criminal Court.

The Central Criminal Court, The Old Bailey. Image: LMMNews

Five men have been jailed at the Old Bailey following the murder of a builder in broad daylight as he returned home from work with his father.

38 year old victim Zydrunas Laurinavicius was attacked by three men outside a school in Hendon shortly before 5 pm on the 3rd of July 2014.

Mr Laurinavicius  was a  Lithuanian national, who lived in East Ham, and was returning home from work with his father when he was brutally murdered.

The pair were working together on a residential property undergoing a refurbishment.

They were walking towards a bus stop on Parson Street when the group targeted them.

Zydrunas was stabbed to death whilst his father had a knife put to his throat.

Zydrunas’ work bag and watch were stolen during the attack.

Parson Street, Hendon- scene of murder of builder from Lithuania. Image: Google street view.

Parson Street, Hendon- scene of murder of builder from Lithuania. Image: Google street view.

The Homicide and Major Crime Command launched a murder investigation and through the use of Automatic Number Plate Recognition technology  they quickly arrested and charged one of the suspects who was traced in a vehicle that was seen to flee the scene.

Witnesses to the attack, CCTV and mobile phone analysis connected all five to the murder.

23 yer old Terngu Agera from East London and 22 year old Stephen Lansana, who has no fixed current address, both received life with a recommendation they serve a minimum of 30 years.

They also received 10 years for robbery and four years for conspiracy to burgle to run concurrently.

Three other men were jailed for conspiracy to burgle.

 

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