Harefield Gazette - - FRONT PAGE - By Alan Hayes alan.hayes@trin­i­tymir­ror.com

AN 18-year-old has been jailed for life for the mur­der of Hayes handy­man Paul Thrower, while his ac­com­plices have been im­pris­oned for man­slaugh­ter.

Kiro Hal­libur­ton was sentenced to de­ten­tion at Her Majesty’s Plea­sure the equiv­a­lent of life im­pris­on­ment, with a min­i­mum of 16 years, for mur­der.

Zakariya Subeir was jailed for eight years and Mahdi Os­man for five-and- a-half years, man­slaugh­ter.

Sen­tenc­ing the trio at The Old Bai­ley on Fri­day, De­cem­ber 19, Judge John Be­van said: “I have no doubt that in­di­vid­u­ally you are all in­tel­li­gent and sen­si­ble young men, but in a group, as you were that night, the men­tal­ity changes and the be­hav­iour with it.”

Mr Thrower’s girl­friend, Geral­dine Roberts, had been abused, spat upon and had a drink thrown at her in the stair­well of the flats where Mr Thrower lived, in St Dun­stan’s Close, Hayes, on the


for evening of Thurs­day, Fe­bru­ary 20. Mr Thrower went to re­mon­strate with the young men and lost his life when they turned on him, stab­bing him re­peat­edly and hack­ing him with an axe.

In a state­ment read to the court to­day, his sis­ter, Dawn, de­scribed him as a ‘Christian man who suc­cumbed to bul­ly­ing’.

“He wasn’t pre­pared to put up with it and lost his life as a re­sult,” she said.

“He was a loving son, brother, un­cle and a true and faith­ful friend and a very much loved fa­ther to his son.”

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