Three convicted of Edgbaston shooting murder

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Gary Narwain, Sarah Singh and Barrington Denny guilty of murdering Ricky Basra

A WOMAN and a man have today been found guilty of the murder of a 22-year-old man, who was shot dead in Edgbaston in June 2011.

Gary Narwain, 21, from Walsall, and Sarah Singh, 31, from Birmingham, were found guilty of the murder of Ricky Basra following a trial at Birmingham Crown Court.

A third man, 23-year-old Barrington Denny, from Birmingham, had already pleaded guilty to the murder at an earlier hearing.

Victim Ricky Basra, 22, was shot dead on Melville Road, Edgbaston on June 21, 2011.

The court heard Mr Basra was shot at close range by Denny after he was lured to Melville Road by Sarah Singh.

Gary Narwain, the court was told, was a close associated of Denny who was involved in the planning of the murder and helped dispose key evidence after.

DS Rob Bastin from Force CID said: “This cowardly and callous attack has had a lasting effect on Ricky’s family and friends and my thoughts and sympathy go out to them today. I hope this verdict gives those close to Ricky some comfort. I know they are still coming to terms with their loss.”

Following’s the verdict, Ranjit Kaur, mother of Ricky Basra, released a statement describing her son as “precious.”

She said: “Ricky was my loving, precious son and a good brother to Ravi.

“Nothing can bring Ricky back to us, but we can try to move on now we have justice for him. We would like to thank the police investigation team and the prosecution team.

“I would like to say a special thank you to the people and residents who gave first aid to my son on the night he was shot. To know he didn’t die alone gives me some comfort.

“I would also like to thank all Ricky’s friends who have been a great support to myself and Ravi, coming to court with us every day.”

All three defendants will be sentenced at Birmingham Crown Court on 20 February.

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