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Ilford pair jailed for the killing of Elm Park man Raja Ali in Dagenham

PUBLISHED: 18:02 24 July 2018 | UPDATED: 18:05 24 July 2018

Haziq Raza (left) and Navarda Rhooms. Picture: Met Police

Haziq Raza (left) and Navarda Rhooms. Picture: Met Police

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Two Ilford men were sentenced to ten years in prison for the killing of Raja Ali in Dagenham in 2016.

Raja Ali was killed in Dagenham in 2016. Picture: Met police.Raja Ali was killed in Dagenham in 2016. Picture: Met police.

Haziq Raza, 24, of Meath Road and Navarda Rhooms, 26, from Eton Road were both sentenced to ten years imprisonment for manslaughter today (Tuesday, July 24) at The Old Bailey.

Both men were also sentenced to three years in prison for violent disorder after pleading guilty on June 5 on the first day of their trial.

The sentences will run concurrently.

Mr Ali, 33, from Elm Park was violently attacked by a group of people and was stabbed 13 times and attacked with weapons including a hammer, metal poles, baseball bats and at least one knife in Dagenham in September 2016.

As detectives investigated the killing, Rhooms fled to New York and Raza fled to Pakistan.

Both were arrested on their return to the UK on January 2 and January 8 respectively.

Two other men were found guilty of manslaughter on July, 3 2017 at the Old Bailey. They had both also pleaded guilty to violent disorder.

They are Abubaker Omar-Bana, 27 of Rochford Close in East Ham, who was sentenced to 15 years’ imprisonment, and Jordon Archambie, 22, of Hesketh Road in Forest Gate, who was jailed for 12 years.

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