Three people sentenced to 76 years for the murder of Ricky Basra

20/02/2012

Two men and a woman were today sentenced to a total of 76 years at Birmingham Crown Court for the murder of Ricky Basra who was shot dead in Edgbaston, Birmingham last June.

Barrington Denny, aged 23, pleaded guilty to murder before the trial and was today sentenced to 28 years. Sarah Singh, 32 and Gary Narwain, 21, who were both found guilty of murder after a four week trial at Birmingham Crown Court were also sentenced today to 22 and 26 years respectively. 

Paul Dhami, Crown Advocate for the West Midlands Crown Prosecution Service, said: "The acceptance of guilt by Barrington Denny and the convictions after trial of Sarah Singh and Gary Narwain reflects the hard work and commitment of the prosecution team in this case.

"Key mobile phone evidence and CCTV footage painted a vivid picture of the cold and callous plan and actions of the three individuals.

"Ricky Basra was lured to a meeting point by Sarah Singh, who at the last minute was substituted by Barrington Denny who in turn shot Ricky in the chest at point blank range. Meanwhile, Gary Narwain provided the car used by Denny as well as assisting in the destruction of clothing and other evidence.

"All three individuals played pivotal roles in Ricky's death for which they have been convicted and today they have been sentenced for their parts in this murder.

"We hope that today's sentence sends out a clear message to anyone who carries or discharges a firearm - we will use all resources available to investigate, arrest and prosecute those responsible."