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.
Surfraz Ghaffur, 18, from Ilford, was jailed for 2 years for violent disorder. Dec 25 – Jason Hill, 29, from Anstey, Leicester, was shot at The Eden nightclub in Leicester in the early hours.
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.
Dec 5 – Barry Wallace, 18, a Tesco shelf stacker, vanished on the way home from a nightclub in Kilmarnock. William Beggs, 36, was arrested in Holland on Dec 29 and was jailed for life (20 years) in Oct 2001. Dec 3 – Edmond Safra, 67, Jewish banking billionaire, and his nurse Vivian Torrente, died of smoke inhalation in the panic room of his penthouse in Monte Carlo. Ted Maher, 41, an American former Green beret, was jailed for 10 years for arson. Dec 1 – Mara Dorman, 40, a prostitute and crack addict from Belgravia, vanished in Dec 1999, stabbed and beaten and dumped in a black trunk by the side of the road at Hurstbourne Tarrant, near Andover, Hampshire on Jan 12, 2000 by a man with a metal detector.
Her boyfriend Ambrose Moore, 39, was jailed for 5 years for manslaughter.
Charges were dropped against his brother Thomas Moore, 45.
Heskey’s cousin Emile used to play for Liverpool and England.
The trial at Nottingham CC heard Hill had been cleared of killing Goodman’s friend in 1996.Dec 25 – Nicola Karen, 18, stabbed at a house in Droylsden, Manchester.Her boyfriend Graham Grogan, 21, was jailed for life in Oct 2000.Kevin Dennis played for Welling United FC, having previously played for Arsenal and Brentford.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.The trial heard Ambrose stabbed her during a drunken row and then left, not realising she would bleed to death.