Jewellery thieves jailed for murder of Leicester shop owner
Three men have today been jailed for their part in the killing of Leicester jeweller Ramniklal Jogiya.
Thomas Jervis, aged 24, and Charles McAuley, aged 20, were handed life sentences for murder while Callan Reeve, aged 20, was sentenced to 16 years' imprisonment for Mr Jogiya's manslaughter. All three men were found guilty by a jury in August and sentenced at Birmingham Crown Court today. They had previously pleaded guilty to kidnap and robbery.
Read about the trial and verdicts here.
Linsey Farnsworth, from the CPS, said: “Today’s sentence reflects the harrowing nature of this case. These defendants were part of a group determined to kidnap and rob Mr Jogiya; a man simply going about his daily routine.
“We showed the court the level of planning, sophistication and violence involved and proved they would stop at nothing to obtain the security codes they wanted, causing injuries that tragically led to the victim’s death.
“This was distressing for Mr Jogiya’s family and loved ones to hear, and I would like to take this opportunity to pay tribute to them for showing such dignity throughout what has undoubtedly been a terrible time. Our thoughts and sympathies are with them.”
Notes to editors
Linsey Farnsworth is a senior crown prosecutor from the CPS East Midlands Complex Casework Unit
Details of sentences:
Thomas Jervis: Life sentence to serve a minimum term of 33 years in prison
Charles McAuley: Life sentence to serve a minimum term of 30 years in prison
Callan Reeve: 16 years imprisonment