Shofique Uddin jailed for 14 years over Isle of Dogs murder
A grandfather has been sent to prison after being found guilty of murdering a 20-yeaer-old in a row over dirty water.
Judge Christopher Moss sentenced Shofique Uddin, 51, to a minimum of 14 years in prison for stabbing Sultan Ahmed to death during the row between neighbours in May last year.
It stemmed from a woman next door cleaning carpets in her garden. When water seeped into the Uddin's yard, one of the sons in the house verbally abused the woman.
Later, men from the neighbours, as well their friends, went to Uddin's house and demanded the son come outside.
Violence erupted in the street at Larson Walk and Uddin stabbed Sultan - a friend of the neighbours - penetrating his heart.
Uddin, also a father of eight, was found guilty by a jury at the Old Bailey.
Uddin's wife Gulbahar Begum, 51, was cleared of GBH, and their daughter, 27-year-old Rahela Begum, was cleared of ABH.