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.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.Karlton Mills survived after being taken to hospital by taxi.James Goodman, 22, and Shaney Heskey, 28, were both jailed for life in October 2000.Heskey’s cousin Emile used to play for Liverpool and England.Dec 29 – Babatunde Oba, 23, trainee manager for hire firm HSS, was stabbed at the Broadway Boulevard Club in Ealing.Kevin Dennis, 23, from Hackney, and his brothers Carl and Dennis were jailed for life in Feb 2000.
Dec 25 – Nicola Karen, 18, stabbed at a house in Droylsden, Manchester.Her boyfriend Graham Grogan, 21, was jailed for life in Oct 2000.The trial at Minshull Street Crown Court heard he smashed her head into a wardrobe, then stabbed her in the heart, back and lungs.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.
Kevin Dennis was one of several people (along with Barry George) who were told in 2013 they could not have compensation for wrongful conviction.His son Callum, 3, was unhurt but was left with the body for three hours.