LONDON: A group of three men who ambushed and brutally beat a man to death with garden shears and pick axe handles in a revenge attack have been found guilty of killing him, the Met police has provided the information.
The men were found guilty at the Old Bailey on Monday 7 January, following a trial. Two of the three men were convicted of the murder of 36-year-old Sandel Serbu. They are: Razvan Vladescu, 27 (04.08.91) and his brother Araman-Nardi Stoica, 25 (20.10.93), both of no fixed address.
The third man Ionut Vasile, 28 (06.03.90), of South Park Road, Ilford was convicted of manslaughter. They will be sentenced at the same court on 15 February. At 02:48hrs on Sunday, 12 November 2017, police were called by the London Ambulance Service to reports of a fight and an injured man in High Road, near the junction with Connaught Road, Ilford.
Officers attended and found 36-year-old Sandel Serbu, a Romanian national who had recently moved to the UK and lived in Barking, suffering from serious injuries.
He was taken by ambulance to an east London hospital, where he died at 04:35hrs that morning. A post-mortem examination held at East Ham Mortuary gave the cause of death as blunt force trauma to the head.
Sandel, also known by the nicknames ‘Sorin’ and ‘Braileanu’, was at a friend’s house on the evening of 11 November socialising and playing video games. At about 00:30hrs on Sunday, 12 November Sandel decided he wanted to go to a nightclub in High Road, Ilford, and he got a lift with a couple who were also at the house.
The couple stayed in the car and Sandel got out and spoke to a man outside the nightclub. Two or three other males then came over and the group had a non-confrontational conversation.