Four men sentenced for the death of Donald McNicol

31/10/2014

Four men were sentenced today at the Central Criminal Court for the death of Donald McNicol, 54, at a community centre in Stockwell on 2 December 2013.

Baljit Ubhey, CPS London Chief Crown Prosecutor, said: "Donald McNicol was sitting quietly on his own at the local community centre when he was viciously attacked by the four young men.

"Mr McNicol was completely outnumbered and utterly defenceless during the attack by the defendants. The group closed in on him as he tried to shield his head and body from their punches. It was then that Mamunoor Rahman picked up a chair and brought it down with force striking Mr McNicol on his head.

"Community centres are a valuable asset to local communities and act as a safe haven for everyone. This sense of safety was completely violated by the violent actions of these defendants.

"CPS London is committed to tackling violent crime to make the capital a safer place."

Background

Defendants and sentences:

Monsur Rahman, 19
 Murder - detained for life with a minimum term of 11 years

Mamunoor Rahman, 18
Murder - detained under Her Majesty's Pleasure with a minimum term of 11 years

Daniel Okello, 20
Murder - detained for life with a minimum term of 10 years and 6 months

Ibrahim Ford, 17
Manslaughter - sentenced to 5 years and 6 months detention