TWO men face life in prison after a horrifying attack in which a man was doused with petrol and set on fire.
Jakub Ostrowski and Mariusz Florowski were sentenced today at the Old Bailey to life with a minimum of 30 years for the murder of Benedykt Nowak and attempted murder of his brother, Przemyslaw Nowak.
The two killers had been drinking heavily before they confronted Benedykt Nowak on an industrial estate in Southall.
The confrontation lead to Mr Nowak being covered in petrol and set alight. He died a short whole after from his injuries.
Elaine Cousins, CPS London Senior Crown Prosecutor, said: "This was a truly horrific crime. Benedykt Nowak was badly beaten, doused with petrol and burned with a handheld propane torch until the petrol ignited and he was engulfed in flames.
“He suffered severe burns to 75 per cent of his body and died two days later in hospital.
“Benedykt’s brother was also doused in petrol and badly beaten, resulting in a punctured lung. The unprovoked attack on 22 February 2013 occurred in the brothers’ garage business in Southall which was completely destroyed by fire as a result.
"This was extremely cruel and violent crime and the offenders have now been brought to justice. Our thoughts are with the Nowak family at this time."