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LIFE IN PRISON: Murderer from Watford given lengthy sentence

 Published on: 18th June 2021   |   By: Court Reporter   |   Category: Uncategorized

A Watford man has been sentenced to life imprisonment for his involvement in the events that led up to a fatal shooting in Harrow.

Following a trial at the Old Bailey, Irwin Constable (pictured), 20, of Whippendell Road in Watford, was one of three men to be found guilty of murder and attempted murder.

He was sentenced to life imprisonment, to serve a minimum of 24 years and 17 years concurrently.

Saharded Hassan, 28, of Courtfield Avenue, Harrow, was convicted of murder sentenced to life imprisonment, to serve a minimum of 32 years. He was also found guilty of attempted murder and jailed for 20 years.

Rajae Heslop, 22, of North Circular Road, NW2 was sentenced to life imprisonment, to serve a minimum of 28 years and 18 years.

All three men are to serve their sentences concurrently.

The sentences relate to crimes that took place on May 1, 2018. Police were called to reports of a shooting on Essoldo Way, close to Queensbury Underground Station.

Leon Maxwell, 38, was found in the communal entrance of nearby flats having tried to make his way inside; he died at the scene. A second man was taken to the hospital for treatment.

Detectives from the Specialist Crime Command launched an investigation and established that the victims had been sitting in a car when they were approached by two suspects on a stolen moped before the pillion passenger, who was later identified as Constable, fired five shots into the car.

Detective Chief Inspector Katherine Goodwin, said: “The investigation team has worked tirelessly since 2018 to get to the truth about what happened on Essoldo Way in order to not only bring those involved before the courts, but to get some form of resolution for Leon’s family.

“Three men involved this murder have been given lengthy prison sentences, the professed gang leader Saharded Hassan received 32 years for his involvement.

“I would encourage anyone with information regarding gun crime to contact police. Together, we can take these dangerous weapons off of our streets and make London safer for everyone.”


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