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BREAKING NEWS: 46 years for Ben Gardner murder trio
The trio convicted of murdering Sutton man Ben Gardner have been sentenced to a total of 46 years in prison.
Daniel Ransom, 21, was sentenced to 16 years in prison, Ross Collender, 21, to 16 years and 18-year-old Jordan Dixon to 14 years at the Old Bailey this morning.
The trio were found guilty of murdering 30-year-old IT worker Ben on Tuesday.
Ben, from Sutton, was out with his girlfriend Allana Devine, from Morden, to celebrate her birthday on November 1 last year when he was attacked by the group.
CCTV footage shown to the jury during the Old Bailey trial showed him being kicked and punched.
Speaking after the sentences were passed down, Detective Inspector Bob Campany, who led the police investigation, said the result was a "lovely bit of law".
"The police have worked hard to educate the public about the principles of joint enterprises and the message seems to be getting through.
"It is a lovely bit of law."
Tributes left to Ben Gardner in Sutton