Two teenagers who kicked a father-of-three to death after he asked them for a cigarette have been jailed for a total of 17 years.

Shahidul Islam, who was already on bail for two other offences, and Abdul Qayum, both 19, attacked Mohammed Nurr, 35, in a Hanbury Street park.

Unaware that he had sustained extensive liver damage, Mr Nurr twice refused medical assistance upon collapsing.

After spending the night at a friend’s Arthur Deakin House flat he was found dead in bed on December 23, 2011.

Islam and Qayum were convicted of manslaughter at the Old Bailey.

Judge Wendy Joseph QC sentenced Islam, of Hanbury Street, Spitalfields, and Qayum, of Hobsons Place, Shoreditch, to eight-and-a-half years in a Young Offenders Institution.

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