Life sentences for killers of Nisha Patel-Nasri

25 June 2008

New Scotland Yard

Three men have been sentenced to life imprisonment on 25 June 2008 at the Old Bailey for the murder of Special Constable Nisha Patel-Nasri.

Roger Leslie, 38, unemployed, from Bells Hill, Barnet, was sentenced to life imprisonment with a recommendation to serve a minimum of 18 years.

"Not only were they willing to murder a defenceless woman in her own home, but they also lied about each other's involvement to try and save themselves from prison".

Jason Jones, 36, a doorman from Hathaway Crescent, E12, was sentenced to life imprisonment with a recommendation to serve a minimum of 20 years.

Fadi Nasri, 34, self employed, from Constable Close, N11, was sentenced to life imprisonment with a recommendation to serve a minimum of 20 years.

DCI Nick Scola, Homicide and Serious Crime Command, said:

"We are extremely pleased with today's sentences. These three dangerous and callous men are going to be in prison for a very long time.

"They have proven themselves to be extremely dangerous men, who have no regard for human life. Not only were they willing to murder a defenceless woman in her own home, but they also lied about each other's involvement to try and save themselves from prison.

"I am satisfied that the public are safer now that these men are locked away."