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.
The trial at Minshull Street Crown Court heard he smashed her head into a wardrobe, then stabbed her in the heart, back and lungs.Dec 6 – John Cameron Smith, 72, retired music teacher from St Leonards, Hastings, was kidnapped, driving to Islington, north London, and murdered. Robert Holden, 20, was acquitted of murder but jailed for 3 years for false imprisonment. The trial at the Old Bailey in Sep 2000 heard that a motorist spotted Cameron Smith on the M25 motorway in Surrey and alerted police.As the traffic crawled to a halt, Mr Smith rolled down his window and pulled the top of his body out, calling to motorists: “Take a note of this number and call police.” The trial heard Smith had assets of £135,000.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.