An Indian-origin builder who was arrested after a deadly knife fight on the streets of East London in association with the killing of three men, also of Indian origin, will not face any murder or manslaughter charges because the incident was considered an act of self-defense. Gurjeet Singh, 29, was arrested by the Metropolitan Police in connection with the January murders of Narinder Singh Lubhaya, 29, Harinder Kumar, 30, and Malkit Singh Dhillon, called Baljinder Singh, 37.
During the bloody clash, which lasted 13 seconds, Mr. Singh himself produced a knife and left Baljit Singh, 34, Narinder Singh, 26, and Harinder Kumar, 22, deceased. After the men, mainly contractors, fell out with Mr Singh over a business deal and money, the violence is understood to have been sparked.
It is claimed that Mr. Singh sustained cuts to his scalp, forehead, and a crush injury to his head that is thought to have come from a hammer.
A scaffolder who was at the scene soon after, Louis O’Donoghue, 40, said: “It was just chaos.Louis O’Donoghue, 40, a scaffolder who was at the scene soon after, said: “It was chaos.
CCTV footage of the incident, according to a description provided by The Times, showed Singh fighting off the men as they assaulted him. The newspaper quoted the source as saying that, as he defended himself, Singh went all over Bruce Lee.
The court was also told that Singh was assaulted by the men over a “outstanding debt” connected with a business deal gone wrong. There was a group gathering the night before the assault to celebrate the birth of a child where there was a dispute between the men. On the scene of the incident, the men waited with guns for Singh as he left the local gurdwara. Three of the four male attackers were later identified in blood pools.
It was like a movie out of something. Terrifying. In Bosnia, it was like a bad day.’
The two bungled attack survivors were convicted in August.
Romford-based unskilled worker Sandeep Singh, who is not con
nected to any of the victims, had overstayed his visa and lived illegally in the UK.
In August, the 29-year-old was imprisoned for four years for wounding with intent and will be deported after completing his sentence back to India.
Singh suffered a number of wounds able to ward off the four armed attackers, including a 5-cm cut to the left side of the head, a cut to the forehead and back of his head, and what was told to the court was “a crush injury” to the top of his head that was believed to have been caused by a hammer.
In 2014, with his brother Harpreet, Sandeep arrived in the UK on a temporary visa, which has now expired. Both defendants do not speak English, and their family members were present in the public gallery and needed a Punjabi interpreter.In 2014, with his brother Harpreet, Sandeep arrived in the UK on a temporary visa, which has now expired. Both defendants do not speak English, and their family members were present in the public gallery and needed a Punjabi interpreter.vIn 2014, with his brother Harpreet, Sandeep arrived in the UK on a temporary visa, which has now expired. Both defendants do not speak English, and their family members were present in the public gallery and needed a Punjabi interpreter.
One of the four, Sandeep Singh, a 29-year-old unqualified worker from Romford in east London, was arrested in August and imprisoned for four years for purposeful wounding.
“A police spokesman said: “The Crown Prosecution Service concluded that Mr. Singh was completely justified in using the force he did, that he had been targeted with guns in a deliberate and calculated manner, and that he had responded to the danger he faced instinctively and proportionately.
Therefore, he is not guilty of murder or manslaughter.”He is, therefore, not guilty of murder or manslaughter.”
The law says people can use “reasonable force” to protect themselves in England, Wales or Northern Ireland if a crime takes place at their home.
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