James Lawlor, 26, from Bermondsey, was jailed for life in Nov 2000.
Dec 11 – Stephen Hoggarth, 32, killed by a parcel bomb which went off at his home in Newbridge Hill, near Louth, Lincolnshire.
Dec 28 – Flamur Daci, 28, an Albanian immigrant from Southend, was attacked at Tesco in Gravesend, Kent, in a brawl which continued in the nearby railway station. Five Albanian asylum seekers were identified as his killers – Edrin Hodaj, Gezim Ilgazi, Antest Dailani, Genjan Ilgazi and Ruduan Dailani. An inquest in July 2000 recorded a verdict of unlawful killing. Dec 25 – Pervinder Singh Rayatt, 19, from east London, was killed in Chinatown, central London at 4am.
Dec 26 – Simon Brown, 27, from Fallowfield, was shot in the head at 5.30am in front of 200 partygoers at the Manchester Black Community Trust in Cheetham Hill, Manchester. Safdar Hussein, 20, from Wanstead, was jailed for life for murder in Oct 2000. The trial was told Rayatt was from a rival drugs gang and had broken the jaw of Akhtar Hussain in a previous altercation.
Charges were dropped against his brother Thomas Moore, 45.
The trial heard Ambrose stabbed her during a drunken row and then left, not realising she would bleed to death.
Dec 6 – John Cameron Smith, 72, retired music teacher from St Leonards, Hastings, was kidnapped, driving to Islington, north London, and murdered. Robert Holden, 20, was acquitted of murder but jailed for 3 years for false imprisonment. The trial at the Old Bailey in Sep 2000 heard that a motorist spotted Cameron Smith on the M25 motorway in Surrey and alerted police.
As the traffic crawled to a halt, Mr Smith rolled down his window and pulled the top of his body out, calling to motorists: “Take a note of this number and call police.” The trial heard Smith had assets of £135,000.
It is thought Broddle found out how to make the bomb on the internet.Dec 20 – Lynn Walton, 42, was stabbed at her flat in Hinchcliffe, Peterborough.Her boyfriend Ambrose Moore, 39, was jailed for 5 years for manslaughter.Dec 17 – Roy Brooker, 41, unemployed painter and decorator, was killed after leaving the Gin Palace pub in Old Kent Road, SE London.His bloodstained clothes were found in a burnt out car in Bermondsey.Their convictions were later quashed in 2004 and the retrial abandoned after it was decided that an expert witness on CCTV images was not reliable.