Southall gang rivalry behind Sikh man’s death

TRAGEDY: Gurinder Singh; and (below) some of the
weapons and clothing found in the storage facility
TRAGEDY: Gurinder Singh; and (below) some of the weapons and clothing found in the storage facility

ATTACKERS WHO USED ‘SHOCKING VIOLENCE’ SET TO BE SENTENCED FIVE men who violently at­tacked a rival with baseball bats, knives and swords are set to be sentenced this week. Amandeep Sandhu, 30, and Ravinder Singh-Shergil, 31, were both found guilty of the murder of 33-year-old Sukhjinder Singh, also known as Gurinder Singh, from South­all, last Wednesday (13). Two other men, Visha Soba, 30, and Kuldeep Dhillon, 26, were found guilty of Singh’s manslaughter. A fifth man, Palwinder Multani, 37, pleaded guilty last November to manslaughter and assisting an offender. Singh was set upon in July 2016 in an attack that includ­ed weapons such as knives, swords and baseball bats. He was found with stab in­juries and died the next morning. A post-mortem confirmed his death was caused by multiple stab wounds. In August 2016, following extensive investigation, de­tectives obtained a warrant allowing them entry to a unit at a west London storage fa­cility. Inside the unit, officers found several items that in­cluded swords, a machete, a baseball bat and a crowbar. Many of the items, includ­ing clothing, had blood on them. The men were linked to the items using forensic analysis, including Sandhu’s DNA which was forensically linked to a balaclava. It is alleged the attack was due to a rivalry that existed between Singh and a group of men from the Sikh commu­nity. The feud had apparently existed from 2013, although it escalated in 2016 when Singh allegedly boasted about an assault he had committed on Dhillon at a religious festival in Birmingham. Detective Inspector James Stevenson, from Homicide and Major Crime Command, said the men used a “shock­ing” level of violence to exact their revenge on Singh at the culmination of a feud. However, he added that al­though the five men had been convicted, it was not the…

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