Two men jailed for helping the killers of Kilburn murder victim Sabrina Moss
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Two men have been jailed for helping one of the killers of nursery teacher Sabrina Moss evade justice after she was gunned down in Kilburn while celebrating her 24th birthday.
The young mother from Neasden was killed when she and other party-goers were caught up in a gang turf war in the early hours of August 24, 2013.
They were not the intended targets of the shooting, but were sheltering from the rain with a group of about 15 others - including members of a rival South Kilburn gang.
Last year, drug dealers Hassan Hussain, 29, Martell Warren, 24, and Yasin James, 20, were jailed for life with a minimum of 37 years after being found guilty of her murder and the attempted murder of her friend Sabrina Gachette, 25.
Reid Daniel, 24, from Hayes, and Mathew Bouzemada, 22, of Holland Road, Harlesden, were found guilty of perverting the course of justice by hiding and then destroying Warren’s two mobile phones as the getaway driver fled to Brussels.
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The court heard that Daniel was a fellow member of the Kensal Green Boys and a close friend of Warren. Even though he had a history of drug dealing before 2013, he had more recently worked as a courier.
Bouzemada was in the final year of a university degree and only connected with the killer through his friendship with his co-defendant, the court heard.
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However, Judge Stephen Kramer said he did not distinguish between the pair when he sentenced them both to three years in prison for perverting the course of justice.
He added six months to Bouzemada’s jail term to run consecutively for breaching a 12-month suspended sentence for possession of drugs with intent to supply.
He told them: “You tried to thwart the police investigation and prevent the arrest of Martell Warren. Luckily, in neither case what you did not prevent his arrest or successful prosecution.”
During the murder trial, the court heard how the killers stalked their targets while Miss Moss and Miss Gachette enjoyed a night out at Love and Liquor nightclub in Kilburn High Road, oblivious of the danger.
An hour before dawn, the young women were showered with bullets outside the Woody Grill fast food restaurant when hooded Hussain and James opened fire with a Mac 10 “spray and pray” machine gun and a sawn-off shotgun.
Miss Moss was shot in the heart and died later in hospital. Miss Gachette was hit in the back by more than 50 gunshot pellets and was lucky to survive.
Hussain discharged the Mac 10 six times and James fired both barrels of the shotgun at near point-blank range before fleeing in a car driven by Warren.
Fiona Cullum, 25, of Rowley Way, Kilburn who provided a safe haven for Hussain was convicted of perverting the course of justice and providing a false statement to police.
She will be sentenced on April 10.