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Three drug runners guilty of addict’s Whitechapel street murder

PUBLISHED: 07:00 23 March 2010 | UPDATED: 15:44 05 October 2010

Sami  Berjaoui (top)... pictured 12 days before his murder, and his killers Ahed (left) and Tahir

Sami Berjaoui (top)... pictured 12 days before his murder, and his killers Ahed (left) and Tahir

THREE drug runners have been convicted of murdering 24-year-old addict Sami Berjaoui in the street after he accused them of ripping him off. Sami was beaten to death in a cul-de-sac in London’s East End after the confrontation

By Mike Brooke

THREE drug runners have been convicted of murdering 24-year-old addict Sami Berjaoui in the street after he accused them of ripping him off.

Sami was beaten to death in a cul-de-sac in London’s East End in September after a confrontation with Nahid Ahed, 20, Abu Tahir, 19, and a 17-year-old.

The three dealers were found guilty of murder yesterday by an the Old Bailey jury.

They had refused to give Sami money back from an earlier drugs deal. So Sami sat in front of their BMW and banged on the bonnet with a metal bicycle lock.

The three got out and attacked him with weapons including his own bike lock and battered him to the ground.

Police were called by neighbours who had been woken by the fight at 6.30am on September 21 to Moss Close off Old Montague Street in Whitechapel, where they discovered Sami with head injuries.

Sami was taken to the Royal London Hospital nearby, but died half-an-hour later.

Ahed, from Ajax House in Old Bethnal Green Road, Bethnal Green, the 17-year-old from Whitechapel and Tahir from Romford Road in Forest Gate are being sentenced next month, following the three-week trial.


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