UK: Four men convicted in relation to murder of Sheffield solicitor

The UK Law Gazette

Four men have been found guilty of involvement in the murder of a solicitor in a Sheffield street. Tinashe Kampira, 20, and another man who cannot be named for legal reasons were both convicted this week of the murder of Khuram Javed, who worked for Sheffield firm Alison Law. Brothers Saydul Mohamed, 22, and Sohidul Mohamed, 24, were both found guilty of assisting an offender.

Javed, a father of two, was found unconscious next to a basketball court in Clough Road last April. He died at the scene from bullet and stab wounds.

All four convicted men had been on trial at Sheffield Crown Court since 17 January. It was heard that the Mohamed brothers had been involved in helping one of the offenders flee to Berkshire following the incident. The defendant who cannot be named handed himself into police after two weeks, while Kampira was arrested at his home in May.

A fifth man, Atif Mohammed, 20, was found not guilty of murder and acquitted.

Following the conviction, members of Javed’s family said they were satisfied that justice had been served upon those who murdered him and those who chose to help the attackers.

Khuram Javed

Javed: ‘Stood for what is right’

They added: ‘Khurm was a much-loved husband, father, son, brother and friend. His untimely death has devastated us all and his presence and love can never be replaced. Those that knew Khurm will know this to be true. He stood for what is right and had an enormous sense of community and family.

‘We would like to thank the witnesses for their bravery and willingness to give evidence, the police prosecution team, the court and the QCs who presented the case – and also the jury for passing a guilty verdict.’

Javed had been qualified for 18 months after working for four years as a paralegal. His firm said he was a ‘beloved and hard working staff member with a bright future ahead of him’.

Among those reported to have sent tributes included England cricket captain Joe Root, who played in the same Sheffield team as Javed in their teens.

The two men convicted of murder will be sentenced next Thursday. A date is still to be fixed for the sentencing of the Mohamed brothers.