High Road murderer gets life

by Nadia Sam-Daliri A murderer who stabbed his neighbour on a busy High Road in a dispute over noise has been jailed for life. Anthony Turner, 41, followed Michael Mann to Willesden High Road on May 2 last year before attacking him and ra

by Nadia Sam-Daliri

A murderer who stabbed his neighbour on a busy High Road in a dispute over noise has been jailed for life.

Anthony Turner, 41, followed Michael Mann to Willesden High Road on May 2 last year before attacking him and racing off in his car, the Old Bailey heard.

Mr Mann, who bled to death at the scene, was with his six-month-old son Jamali and partner Natasha Enebe who saw the attack along with several passers-by.-


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Turner's girlfriend, Kate Hughes, 26, of Okehampton Rd, Kensal Rise was with him during the attack but was found not guilty of murder.

Marlene James, Mr Mann's sister, said: "No matter how many years or no matter how long he's been locked up for, it doesn't bring Michael back. We are in pain every day and for what?"

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Mr Mann's mother, Ivy Mann said after the sentencing: "He was everything to me a son could be. He was also my best friend. This man took away my son and so my grandchild will never know his father. I can only imagine the effects it will have when he is older."

Det Con Evan De Silva, investigating officer, said: "The family are relieved that the right decision has been made but they will have to live with the death for the rest of their lives. The case shocked officer. Once Turner had been served the injunction it was the last straw and he took matters into his own hands."

The two couples, who lived in the same block of converted flats in Sandringham Road, Willesden were at loggerheads for months before the attack and had made several complaints to Paddington Church Housing Association against each other.

On the day of the attack, the brute was told Ms Enebe had applied for an injunction against him and Hughes for their consistent playing of loud music.

Turner and Hughes got in their car and stalked the couple and their baby as they made their way to a nephew's birthday party.

Witnesses said Mr Mann was trying to avoid the confrontation that started when Turner got out.

Several saw the killer roll his shoulder back after what they thought was a punch to the chest.

Turner, who pleaded not guilty, said he was fearful Mr Mann would attack Hughes, who had recently had an operation to remove a brain tumour.

Turner, of High Road, Willesden will spend a minimum of 17 years locked up. nadia.sam-daliri@archant.co.uk

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