Father & son who hired assassin for revenge face life sentences

Kevin Hegarty KC & Ben Close
Written by:

Andrew Rourke


Kevin Hegarty KC and Ben Close successfully prosecuted 2 men for conspiracy to murder, after hiring an American hitwoman to carry out a killing.

CCTV footage showed the would-be killer waiting for a member of the victim’s family to arrive home, and then attempting to discharge a gun towards the head of Sikander Ali at close range. The gun jammed, and a few hours later she returned to the now vacant family home and discharged 3 shots through the windows. 

Mohammed Nazir was also found guilty of perverting the course of justice. As part of a separate act of revenge, Mr Nazir attempted to frame a man for the importation of ammunition and gun parts into the UK. The jury found that in fact Mr Nazir was responsible for the importations.

Press coverage:

Daily Mail

The Times

Written by Andrew Rourke