Machete-wielding thug jailed for 14 years for killing a celebrity minder | London

A machete-wielding thug had been jailed for 14 years for killing a celebrity minder.

Tommy Roome, 20, of Romford was found guilty of the manslaughter of Ricky Hayden following a trial at the Old Bailey on Monday, 31 July.

Ricky Hayden, 27, was wearing just a pair of boxer shorts when he rushed outside his home after spotting two youths on a moped he suspected of eyeing up his brother’s scooter.

Mr Hayden’s family and friends clapped and shouted “yes” as the killer, Tommy Roome, received his sentence with a further five years to be served on extended licence.

They had earlier vented their anger outside court by waving banners and placards and saying justice had not been done.

Prosecutors said Mr Hayden, his 21-year-old brother Perry and their father, 55, were confronted by Roome and Tarrell Hinds, then 19, who were armed with two large machetes.

Jurors were told the pair had gone to Gibbfield Close that day to look for two other brothers with whom Roome was involved in an ongoing dispute.

Roome, now 20, of Chadwell Heath, eat London, was found not guilty of murdering Mr Hayden by a jury at the Old Bailey, but convicted of the lesser charge of manslaughter.

Hinds, also 20, of Chigwell, was cleared of involvement in the killing, in Romford, east London, on September 13 2016.

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