John Lloyd-Richards leads Matilda Robinson-Murphy in the sentence of 15 Defendants convicted to date for their involvement in a series of aggravated burglaries

March 4, 2024

Fifteen men have been jailed for over 100 years for their parts in a string of burglary offences which culminated in the murder of two men in February 2020.

Three men were jailed for life in February 2021 after killing 19-year-old Khuzaimiah Douglas and 36-year-old Waseem Ramzan while trying to protect their cannabis grow in Pensnett Road, Brierley Hill.

Waseem Ramzan was the brother of Saghawat Ramzan who was jailed alongside his son Omar Ramzan and Mohammed Sageer. Khuzaimiah Douglas was one of the group attempting to raid the property. Waseem and Khuzaimiah both died from crossbow injuries.

Prior to the murders, an investigation was already underway following a series of burglaries and attempted burglaries in the early hours of 17 December 2019.

The organised crime group committing the offences were targeting cannabis factories, often with the aid of a thermal imaging gun. Another tactic saw them following likely cannabis farmers from hydroponic retailers back to where there was a likely grow.