Life for body-in-layby murder trio

Three men have been jailed for life for murdering a young man whose body was found in a layby.

Michael Taylor, 27, and brothers Joseph Cross, 27, and Anthony Cross, 31, killed 29-year-old Mohim Miah in St Albans, Hertfordshire, last year.

Mr Miah was discovered with fatal injuries in a layby at Ferrers Lane, near Nomansland, in the early evening on November 18.

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He was pronounced dead at the scene and police officers believed he had been attacked somewhere in St Albans earlier that day.

Following a trial at St Albans Crown Court, Taylor and the Cross brothers, all of St Albans, were convicted of his murder and jailed for life.

Taylor was ordered to serve a minimum of 15 years in prison while Joseph Cross was told he must serve a minimum of 17 years and his brother Anthony was sentenced to a minimum of 19 years.

Detective Chief Inspector Sean O’Neil, of Hertfordshire Police, said: “These three men have continuously lied about their involvement in the murder of Mohim Miah. They blamed each other; however, the jury have considered the evidence and convicted all three of murder.”