Dom Ansah & Ben Gillham Rice Wiki

Five members of a masked gang who killed two 17-year-old rivals with ‘Rambo’ knives after ambushing a Milton Keynes house party in a zip code war, were sentenced to 126 years in total.

Dom Ansah and Ben Gillham-Rice were stabbed to death in October 2019 in a house in the Emerson Valley district of Buckinghamshire.

Two other people were stabbed and left with serious but not life-threatening injuries.

Today Earl Bevans, 23, Charlie Chandler, 23, Clayton Barker, 20, and two previously unnamed teenagers appear to be convicted in Luton Crown Court.

After Justice Spencer lifted its reporting restrictions, the teenagers could now be named 17-year-old Ben Potter and Charlie’s 17-year-old brother Jamie Chandler.

The court had previously heard that the defendants were members or members of the B3 gang named after the MK3 postcode in West Bletchley and planned the attack after rival M4 gang members were told they were at the party.

Ben was stabbed six times in the living room of the three bedroom house and Dom was chased outside the property and ‘hacked’, told jurors, 47 was injured and died in the hospital three hours later.

arker, brother Potter, and Chandler deliberately denied both the murders and the two injuries, but were unanimously convicted by the jury after nearly nine hours of debate.

Mr. Adalet Spencer handed out a life sentence to each defendant and received a minimum sentence of 22 years to 28 years.

“The very familiar history of these frivolous and tragic murders is the rivalry between gangs of young boys and the culture of violence and knives promoted on social media,” she said.

The judge added: ‘That night the violence increased far beyond what had happened before.

You, Clayton Barker, Ben Potter, and Jamie Chandler were enthusiastic members of the rival B3 gang.

“You, Charlie Chandler and Earl Bevans weren’t B3 members, but you are closely associated with those willing to lend your support that night in this revenge attack as part of the ongoing vendetta.

Judge Spencer said Barker played a leading role in the attack and that four people entered the house.

The judge added that the attack would cause ‘untold trauma’ to those who witnessed it.

Charlie Chandler of Fitzwilliam Street in Bletchley was sentenced to a minimum of 27 years in prison, while Barker of Bletchley, Surrey Road, was given a minimum life sentence of 28 years.

Bevans, who does not have a specific address, admitted his guilt at the beginning of the trial and was given for life, at least 27 years.

Potter, Westcroft and Woodrush Close from Chiswick Close, and Chandler from Beanhill were given a 22-year minimum sentence.

When asked whether the end of the process will bring any closure before making a verdict, Ben’s father Jason Rice: ‘Knowing that those who did this are behind bars, he gives you a little bit of this chapter, maybe it’s over. no sentence will be enough. ‘

This was repeated by Dom’s mother, Tracey Ansah, who said: ‘Every day we just survive. It doesn’t make sense because it’s not a part of it.

So no sentence will never be long enough, and that’s not something you can never get rid of.

Ben’s mother, Suzanne Gillham, said: “This friendship was strong from day one to the fatal night when they both died.”

Ben’s parents said that their son is a ‘very charismatic’ kid and a passionate football fan admired.

His father said, ‘It was extremely funny. His friends said how funny he was, that whenever there was a meeting they would want him there, that he would light up the party. ‘

Ms. Ansah was so close to families that Ben was like a second brother to Dom’s twin sister Holly.

“There was always a joke between Ben’s backing Tottenham and Dom Liverpool, so we always had this joke, they just did it together.

He said that Dom, who loves basketball, is full of joy, energy and love of life.

He added that about 500 people attended his funeral and said, “He was loved … he was really loved.”

During the hearing at Luton Crown Court, Ms. Ansah described how Dom spent his last moments with him in the hospital.

Ms. Ansah said, ‘We were lucky, we have three hours with her. It wasn’t enough. But he knew we were there and we should have told him how much we loved him.

We didn’t say goodbye because we didn’t think he was going, he was talking, we thought it would be fine.

She wasn’t enough. It wasn’t enough. There was a lot I wanted to say. ‘

The trial was declared that Ben died after being stabbed six times at home in the Emerson Valley area.

Mr. Rice said, ‘I went to the party and couldn’t get in, they were all cordoned off and told me that there was a death there, and then one of his friends told me it was Ben.

‘You see it in the movies, your whole world comes around and you think’ this is not happening, I will wake up, this is not happening ‘… You live in a nightmare because you think this is not true. ‘

When asked whether ending the process before punishing would bring any closure, Mr. Rice said, ‘Knowing that people are doing it behind bars, it will give you a little bit, maybe that episode is over, but no sentence will be enough. . ‘

This is, ‘Every day we just survive. It doesn’t make sense because it’s not a part of it.

So no sentence will never be long enough, and that’s not something you can never get rid of.