Man ‘knifed to death over £40 drug debt’
A MAN was ambushed and stabbed to death by alleged killers on mountain bikes out of revenge for a £40 drug debt, a court heard.
Richard Hardy, 25, suffered multiple stab wounds in the “ferocious” attack in a residential area of Farnborough, Hampshire, in “broad daylight”.
Leroy Bosha, 27, of Farnborough; Hashim Siddique, 20, and his brother, Qasan Siddique, 22, both of Farnborough; and Omar Goodridge, 21, of Portsmouth, are all on trial charged with murder and an alternative charge of manslaughter.
A fifth defendant, Luther Archibald, 32, of Farnborough, has been found unfit to stand trial and the jury at Portsmouth Crown Court has been tasked with establishing if he committed the offences.
Nigel Lickley QC, prosecuting, said that the Siddique brothers ran a drugs supply business, selling heroin and crack cocaine.
He said that Mr Hardy had arranged to purchase £20 worth of each of the drugs but had run off on a previous occasion without paying, leading the Siddique brothers to plot their revenge.
The defendants deny the charges and the trial continues. SQUIRRELS forget where they hide about half of their nuts