Dec 28 – Flamur Daci, 28, an Albanian immigrant from Southend, was attacked at Tesco in Gravesend, Kent, in a brawl which continued in the nearby railway station. Five Albanian asylum seekers were identified as his killers – Edrin Hodaj, Gezim Ilgazi, Antest Dailani, Genjan Ilgazi and Ruduan Dailani. An inquest in July 2000 recorded a verdict of unlawful killing. Dec 25 – Pervinder Singh Rayatt, 19, from east London, was killed in Chinatown, central London at 4am.Dec 26 – Simon Brown, 27, from Fallowfield, was shot in the head at 5.30am in front of 200 partygoers at the Manchester Black Community Trust in Cheetham Hill, Manchester. Safdar Hussein, 20, from Wanstead, was jailed for life for murder in Oct 2000. The trial was told Rayatt was from a rival drugs gang and had broken the jaw of Akhtar Hussain in a previous altercation.Dec 17 – Roy Brooker, 41, unemployed painter and decorator, was killed after leaving the Gin Palace pub in Old Kent Road, SE London.His bloodstained clothes were found in a burnt out car in Bermondsey.Dec 18 – Ian Clark, 35, a drug addict, and Patricia Price, 44, a lesbian junkie, were shot in the head in separate rooms of a house in West Hill, Bridlington, East Yorkshire.James Chopswood Morrison, 40, from Rochdale, was jailed for life (21 years) in June 2001.James Lawlor, 26, from Bermondsey, was jailed for life in Nov 2000.Dec 11 – Stephen Hoggarth, 32, killed by a parcel bomb which went off at his home in Newbridge Hill, near Louth, Lincolnshire.
Dec 1 – Zardasht Draey, 19, Iraqi Kurd, was beaten to death at a bus stop in Fulham, west London.
The trial at Nottingham CC heard Hill had been cleared of killing Goodman’s friend in 1996.
Dec 25 – Nicola Karen, 18, stabbed at a house in Droylsden, Manchester.
Police said Broddle bore a grudge after Hoggarth beat him up in 1997.
It is thought Broddle found out how to make the bomb on the internet.