Michael Ellis – 2020 Comments on Shahid Mohammed

Below is the text of the comments made by Michael Ellis, the Solicitor General, on 11 June 2020.

Eight innocent lives were lost, including five small children under 13 in an utterly odious and wicked attack perpetuated because of a personal dispute. The offender then extended the pain and suffering of the victims’ relatives by fleeing the jurisdiction and avoiding justice for many years. It is vital that Mohammed’s sentence reflects this.