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Five jailed over street stabbing
Police CCTV footage of the moment before the attack
Trevor Owens was stabbed in a melee in Birmingham city centre
Five men have been jailed over the death of a barman who was stabbed as he stepped in to help two women being molested by one of them on a night out.

Trevor Owens, 25, from Birmingham, was attacked in Broad Street, Birmingham, in November 2005. The case led to a knife amnesty by West Midlands Police.

Mazoom Ali, 30, of Bordesley Green, was jailed for life after admitting murder.

Four other men were jailed for between six years and nine months and nine years after admitting manslaughter.

The barman, known as TJ, stepped in to help two women who were being abused, pestered and molested by one of the group of five.

FIVE MEN JAILED
Mazoom Ali, 30, of Whitehall Road, Bordesley Green, jailed for life after admitting murder
Naheem Khan, 30, of Whitacre Road, Bordesley Green, jailed for six years and nine months after admitting manslaughter
Sajaad Shafi, 31, of Trident Drive, Warley, West Midlands, jailed for six years and nine months after admitting manslaughter
Tariq Hussain, 34, of Floyer Road, Small Heath, jailed for six years nine months after admitting manslaughter
Umer Ali Malik, 23, of Charles Road, Small Heath, jailed for nine years after admitting manslaughter and wounding

A melee ensued and he was stabbed through the heart. The incident took place just after 0200 BST outside the Rococo Lounge in Broad Street.

The court heard all five men were drunk.

Mazoom Ali, of Whitehall Road, pleaded guilty to murder and was jailed for life, to serve a minimum of 14 years.

Mr Owens' sister, Donna Owens, said: "The men responsible for TJ's death will never feel our pain or understand our loss.

"So it's fair to say it is only us that have been dealt a truly life sentence."

More than 5,000 weapons were handed in during the police amnesty that followed the murder.

Det Ch Insp Adrian Atherley said: "There is never any justification for carrying a knife on the street and this case shows that when knives are carried, they ruin lives."




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