Seaford Murder Sentences

Two men have been jailed for a minimum of 25 years each for killing a waiter in the flat above the restaurant where he worked.

The jury heard how Mohammed Anhar and Shahadat Mollah Sohag had gone to steal from the flat above the Moon of India Restaurant, Sutton Park Road, Seaford, in February 2010. They found waiter Ahmed Remon Hayder inside the flat and murdered him.

Remon, a British national from the Bangladeshi community, lived with his family in the flat where he died and had lived in Seaford all his life. He worked as a waiter at the family-owned restaurant and had been responsible for running the restaurant over the week prior to his death, while his parents were away in Bangladesh.

Detective Chief Inspector Adam Hibbert, the senior officer leading the investigation, said: "Remon was brutally killed in his family home, his young life cruelly cut short. All our thoughts are with Remon's family at this difficult time."

The trial judge, Judge Scott-Gall, said there was a level of premeditation to the crime as both men were armed with weapons and they used them without hesitation.

Remon's brother Rahool said: "We are pleased with the sentence handed out and believe that justice has been done."