Pair jailed after man in Stepney shot in feud over woman

Jailed: Arif Ahmed and Kasru Abdul. Picture: Met Police

Jailed: Arif Ahmed and Kasru Abdul. Picture: Met Police - Credit: Archant

Two men have been jailed after a 21-year-old man was shot in a feud over a woman in Stepney.

Kasru Abdul, 23, of Raine Street, Wapping, and Arif Ahmed, 21, Durward Street, Whitechapel, were convicted of possession of a firearm with intent to endanger life following the shooting in Ernest Street, on September 2016.

The Old Bailey heard the victim suffered a serious leg injury which required surgery following the shooting which took place on a busy housing estate in broad daylight.

Jurors were told the motive was a gang-related feud over a female.

Abdul was jailed for 17 years and Ahmed was given 15 years.

Detective Sergeant Barry Hart, who led on the investigation, said: “Two violent and dangerous individuals have been taken off the capital’s street, which is excellent news for Londoners.”

Last year Abdul was jailed for running a drugs ‘hotline’ in the Hoxton area.