Uncle of “angel” Sabrina Moss relieved after killers handed life terms
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The uncle of an innocent mother who was gunned down as she celebrated her 24th birthday in Kilburn, spoke of his relief after her killers were handed life imprisonment.
Hassan Hussain, 29, Cranhurst Road, Willesden Green, Yassin James, 20, Chaplain Road, Wembley, and Martell Warren, 23, of Napier Road, Kensal Green, were given life sentences with a minimum tariff of 37 years for the murder of Sabrina Moss, at the Old Bailey today (September 12).
Speaking outside the court, Emmanuel Flavius, uncle of the late Ms Moss, told a crowd journalists and TV crews described the verdict as “the best ever.”
He said: “I would like to thank the police for doing a really good job for catching the killers of my niece Sabrina.
“I would like to thank the justice system today and my community to whom have been very supportive.
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“Most of all I like to thank my family and friends who kept together and strong through all of this.”
He added: Sabrina was like an angel who inspired everybody.
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“We will have to get on with our lives, but Sabrina will always be in our hearts.”
Emotions ran high as members of the public shouted and clapped while others wept for joy when Judge Stephen Kramer read out his verdict.
A disgruntled James yelled: “You happy yeah. F***ing clapping. You clap innit.”
The mother-of-one from Neasden, was shot with a Mac 10 machine gun as she sheltered in the rain outside Woody’s Grill in Kilburn High Road, in the early hours of August 24 last year.
Her friend Sabrina Gachette, also 24, was blasted in the back with a sawn off shotgun during the attack.
The two women were only hit because they were standing next to the intended targets Edson Da Silva and Mahad Ahmed, who are suspected of being members of the South Kilburn Gang (SKG).
A fourth man, Simon Baptiste, 29, of Rondu Road, Cricklewood, who allowed the killers to use his house as a base for the murder, was sentenced to four years for conspiring to cause grievous bodily harm.
However, he could be out as earlier as next year as the judge set a minimum term of two years which should be deducted from the time he has already spent in custody and time tagged.
In a statement read out on her behalf in court, Ms Gachette described herself as a “broken woman” and is still suffering physical and mental trauma from the attack.
Judge Kramer added: “Sabrina Moss was at the wrong place at the wrong time.”
Det Ch Insp Andy Partridge said he was ‘pleased’ with the sentences.
He continued: “I hope do these verdicts and sentences do gibe them some degree of solace as they the move forward in trying to build their lives.”