Regan was a heroin smuggler, living the high life. He
wore tailor made clothes, drove a Mercedes, and
gave friends expensive Cartier watches.
Regan was arrested as part of a major police drug
offensive, he was caught with 30kg of heroin.
supper grass, giving police many details about felloe
consequence of his cooperation he served only four years
Once out of prison he had to hide away, he changed his
Name from Avery to Regan by deed-poll, there were
various gangland contracts out on his life. He missed
the high life, and hatched a plan to steal a business..
2003, Regan tries to organise a £3m deal involving
land near Heathrow airport which Amarjit Chohan had an
option to buy.
When this falls through Regan begins to target Mr
Chohan's haulage company Ciba Freight, which is near
London's Heathrow airport.
February 2003, Mr Chohan disappears after going to
meet a man allegedly interested in buying Ciba Freight.
He is abducted
by Regan, Horncy and Peter Rees and taken back to
Regan's father's home near Salisbury, Wiltshire
millionaire businessman was then held at Regan's
temporary home at his fathers house in Forge
Close, Wilton, near Salisbury, Wilts, where he was
businessman was gagged, forced to record voice messages
for his family and to sign a letter handing over
his entire business to Regan. Unknown to Regan at the
time, Mr Chohan had managed to write a note, dated the
12th February, the note written to Regan was only found
after the body was found, but this proved a piece of
incriminating evidence against Regan.
planned to make people think Mr Chohan had given up his
freight business and gone abroad voluntarily, with his
February 2003, With Rees guarding Mr Chohan, Regan
and Horncy travelled to London, and talked their way
into Mr Chohan's home.
They kill his
wife Nancy, her young sons Ravinder and Devinder and her
mother Charanjit Kaur. They hire a van and take all the
bodies to the West Country
February 2003, Regan arrived at Mr Chohan's company
- CIBA Freight with a handwritten letter from Mr Chohan
and a power of attorney for the running of the company,
the employees were suspicious.
February 2003, A friend of Regan's, Belinda Brewin,
was unwittingly manipulated. Unknown to her Regan used
her 50 acre estate at Great Colefield House, Stoodleigh,
Tiverton, Devon, to secretly bury the five bodies of the
pressure from family members about the families
disappearance mounts, and the case is referred to
goes into state of panic by the progress of the police
investigation, fearing they will soon learn of the farm
in Devon, he returns with Horncy and Rees and digs up
the five bodies.
became suspicious, she arrived back at the farm in Devon
and found Regan, Horncy and Rees working on a drainage
ditch in her field.
2003, The men buy a boat and dump the bodies in the
Mr Chohan's body was found floating in the sea near
Bournemouth pier .When his body was found, it was
obvious he had been restrained. He had been gagged with
packing tape. Also a urine sample showed an unusually
high level of gammahydroxybutyrate - a drug more
commonly known as GHB, which can be used as a sedative.
2003, Mrs. Chohan's body was recovered in the
2003, Regan had been on the run, but police caught
up with him, they tracked him from Spain, and arrested
him t a campsite in Belgium.
September 2003, the body of Charanjit Kaur was found
floating in a bay off the Isle Of Wight.
The bodies of
the two boys have never been recovered
2003, Horncy gives himself up to police i9n Dover.
November 2004, All three men go on trial for murder
Regan and Horncy
are convicted of five murders. Rees is convicted of Mr
Chohan's murder and of assisting an offender, but cleared of
the other four murder charges
July 2005, sentencing the three men to life
imprisonment, the judge told Regan and Horncy they
should never be released and Rees will have to serve at
least 23 years.
investigation, thought to be the longest involving the
Metropolitan police, at the time, cost more than £10m
Horncy are on the Home Office list of 'Whole life
tariff' prisoners; click here >>