John Lloyd-Jones QC and Simon Ash successfully prosecuted three defendants for false imprisonment, manslaughter, and perverting the course of justice
John Lloyd-Jones QC and Simon Ash, instructed by the East Midlands Complex Casework Unit, successfully prosecuted three defendants for false imprisonment, manslaughter, and perverting the course of justice. The defendants, Kehar Hayer, Ramandeep Dhaliwal, and Kuldeep Singh were the targets of a black money fraud. The deceased, Promise Ndlovu, was involved in the fraud. The defendants held him hostage at a factory in Leicester while the black money ‘deal’ was being completed. When the defendants realised they had been tricked they assaulted Mr Ndlovu, who collapsed. He subsequently died as a result of mechanical asphyxiation. The defendants moved his body to a nearby car park, and disposed of his phone and the CCTV system from the factory. The defendants were convicted after a trial that lasted for seven weeks. Mr Hayer and Mr Singh were each sentenced to 13 years imprisonment and Mr Dhaliwal was sentenced to eight years imprisonment.