Two men are facing jail for recovering, concealing and destroying vital evidence in a murder case.
Reid Daniel, 24, from Hayes, and 22-year-old Mathew Bouzemada, from Harlesden, helped conceal vital evidence in the aftermath of the gangland style murder of mother-of-one Sabrina Moss in August 2013.
An Old Bailey jury heard the duo helped to recover, conceal and destroy one of her three murderers' mobile phones. Along with Fiona Cullum, from St John’s Wood, north London, they were convicted of perverting the course of justice on Wednesday (March 11).
Miss Moss, from Neasden, had been out celebrating what was to be her 25th birthday in Kilburn when she and her friend were innocently caught up in a gangland feud and shot while sheltering from the rain.
She died at Northwick Park Hospital but her friend Sabrina Gachette, 25, survived despite being hit in the back by more than 50 gun shot pellets.
Last year Hassan Hussain, 29, Martell Warren, 24, and Yasin James, 20, were jailed at the Old Bailey after being found guilty of Miss Moss’s murder and the attempted murder of Miss Gachette.
The court heard Cullum, 25, hid Hussain after the shooting and later made a false statement.
The jury could not decide on the mobile phone charge against Rakheed Daniel, 21, of Kensal Green, north west London.
Prosecutor Duncan Atkinson offered no evidence on the outstanding charges against Daniel and Cullum after consulting with investigators and the families of Miss Moss and Miss Gachette.
Judge Stephen Kramer formally recorded not guilty verdicts on those counts.
He remanded Daniel and Bouzemada in custody to be sentenced on Tuesday (March 17) and gave Cullum conditional bail until a separate hearing on April 10.
Afterwards, Detective Chief Inspector Andy Partridge, from the Homicide and Major Crime Command, said: "Misguided honour to protect cold-blooded killers now means that these three individuals are likely to serve a prison sentence for the significant role that they played.
"By providing shelter, alibis and disposing of mobile phones for those responsible for murdering a young woman and seriously injuring another, the three compounded the suffering of the victims’ families.
"Great lengths were taken to ensure that killers evaded the capture of the police and I hope that today’s conviction serves as a warning to all those who insist on protecting criminals."