Billy Henham was 24 years of age and had, by chance, entered a Brighton squat for a New Years Party in 2020 before he was attacked by 4 defendants, all of whom were strangers to him.

On the 20th of May 2022 Mr Justice Cavanagh sentenced each defendant to life imprisonment with total minimum terms of 86 years.

Gregory Hawley and Dushane Meikle received terms of 25 years each and Lamech Gordon-Carew and Alize Spence received terms of 18 years each.

The full sentencing remarks are to be published on the judiciary website.

Maryam was instructed from the outset of criminal proceedings in May 2021 and throughout by CPS South East of England.

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