Plaistow man facing life sentence over county line drugs murder
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A Plaistow man who was part of a county lines drugs gang who murdered a man who sought to buy drugs from their operation is facing a life sentence.
Amiadul Islam was one of four men, who worked for a drugs line supplier called ‘AJ and Sky’ which brought drugs from London to Ipswich, to be convicted at Ipswich Crown Court of the murder of 41-year-old Dean Stansby following a 14-week trial.
The court heard how ahead of the murder, one of the men had alleged to the others that he was concerned Mr Stansby would rob him.
Three of the men were given life prison sentences at Ipswich Crown Court today (Tuesday), with the fourth man - Islam - to be sentenced at a later date.
Mr Stansby, from Trimley St Mary in Suffolk, was stabbed to death in Ipswich on February 8 last year.
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Tecwyn Parker, 48, of Ipswich, was jailed for life with a minimum term of 22 years.
Daniel Kaganda, 24, of north London and 45-year-old Jason Ruby, of no fixed address in Ipswich, were both jailed for life with a minimum term of 18 years.
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Islam, 25, of Caistor Park Road also faces a life jail term and will be sentenced on a date to be fixed.
Both Kaganda and Islam also admitted two counts of conspiracy to supply Class A drugs prior to the murder trial, for which the former received an eight year sentence to run concurrently with the life sentence.
Ruby had denied that charge but was found guilty and jailed for four years to run concurrently.
The court heard how Parker was sent out to deal drugs to Mr Stansby, but returned to a flat where Kaganda and Ruby were and alleged to them that he was concerned he would be robbed by Mr Stansby.
After a series of phone calls with Islam, who controlled the operation from east London, the three others went to where Mr Stansby was waiting.
He was stabbed in his abdomen with a knife and died in hospital.
Det Chief Insp Caroline Millar, of Suffolk Police, said: “This case highlights both the dangers of class A drugs use and the complex world in which those involved operate.”
A fifth man also appeared before Ipswich Crown Court today in respect of being involved in the drugs conspiracy.
Yusuf Ahmed, 26, of Tollgate Road, Beckton, pleaded guilty to two counts of conspiracy to supply Class A drugs. He will be sentenced at a later date.