Honorato Christovao, 54, died four days after being attacked in the Rose Lane car park in the city by Anton St Paul and Spencer Yiadom. Yiadom, who admitted his part in the attack earlier in the trial at Norwich Crown Court, must spend at least 24 years in jail, and St Paul, who was found guilty by a Norwich jury yesterday, will spend at least 23 years in jail. The attack on February 10, 2011 was the result of a drug dispute, which spilled over to Norwich from London’s gangland. Yiadom and St Paul, both from London, were members of the GBen gang. They travelled up from the capital to carry out a revenge attack on rivals, the JJ gang. The evening before Mr Christovao died, the JJ gang robbed two members of the GBen gang, taking drugs, cash and phones. Seeking revenge the GBen gang members set up a meeting through prostitute Lucy Browne, with Mr Christovao’s long term partner, Sharon Hodgson. Miss Hodgson dealt small quantities of drugs from her flat for the JJ gang. She believed she was going to Rose Lane car park to meet Lucy Browne to buy some drugs. Miss Hodgson decided to bring her boyfriend with her as protection. But when they arrived they were confronted by the GBen gang and the father-of-one was beaten, suffering lethal head injuries. During the trial, the court heard how Mr Christovao was not a drug dealer or involved in the gang.
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