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Life in jail after 'hit'

PUBLISHED: 17:45 04 March 2009 | UPDATED: 11:04 11 August 2010

A drug baron who had an associate killed after planning the hit from his prison cell has been jailed for life. Mark Osborne, 26, arranged for Mark Tredinnick, 39, to be lured to his death in a quiet country lane in Romford. He was shot nine times in front

A drug baron who had an associate killed after planning the hit from his prison cell has been jailed for life.

Mark Osborne, 26, arranged for Mark Tredinnick, 39, to be lured to his death in a quiet country lane in Romford.

He was shot nine times in front of partner Kerri Ann Shanahan and their son.

The judge told Mark Osbourne and his brother Tony: ''You both decided that he had to be eliminated, no doubt to save face and stamp authority in the Essex drugs world where, I am satisfied you had been substantial players."

Turing to the hitman, Wayne Collins, the judge said: "You did it in front of his partner and his four-year-old son.

"You should shudder to think of the effect on them."

The judge added: "Over the trial I have detected not the slightest sign of remorse from any of you."

Mark Osborne, of no fixed address, car dealer Terry Sherman, of Longbridge Road, Barking, who was acquitted, Collins, of Campion House, Rush Green, and Tony Osborne, of Galleywood, Essex, all denied murder.


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