Three men sentenced for involvement in New Tredegar murder

|News, Violent crime

A man has been sentenced for murder at Newport Crown Court, while two men who helped him move the body were sentenced for attempting to pervert the course of justice.

Ieuan Harley, 23, was at David Osbourne’s flat which was next door to where David Gaut lived. 

Mr Gaut was invited to join them and was stabbed to death by Harley. 

Darren Evesham, 46, came to the flat and all three men were then involved in moving the body, cleaning the flat and disposing of clothing items. 

Lisa James, of the CPS, said: “This attack was planned, with David Gaut being lured to his death.

“The three men went to considerable lengths to cover up what had happened.

“Evidence presented by the CPS built up a detailed picture of what happened, allowing the jury to reach these verdicts.

“Any loss of life is a tragedy and our thoughts are with David’s family.”

The sentence hearing took place on 25 March, when Harley was sentenced to life imprisonment and ordered to serve a minimum of 24 years. 

Evesham received 3 years and 6 months imprisonment, while Osbourne was sentenced to 2 years and 4 months.

Notes to editors

  • Lisa James is a District Crown Prosecutor in CPS Cymru-Wales.
  • Ieuan Harley (DOB: 15/7/95) was convicted of murder and attempting to pervert the course of justice.
  • David Osbourne (DOB: 8/7/67) pleaded guilty to attempting to pervert the course of justice.
  • Darren Evesham (DOB: 12/5/71) was convicted of attempting to pervert the course of justice.
  • David Gaut died aged 54 years old.

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