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Albert & Tommy Willett

Balbir Matharu

Kill Total: 1 Kill place:

Stratford, London

Kill date: 21st January 2007 Victim(s):

Balbir Matharu

Date of Birth:

Tommy   1983

Albert      1981

Marital Status: Single
AKA: none Occupation: none


12th January 2007
Balbir Matharu, aged 54, saw a man breaking into his van window and tried to stop him driving away. There were in fact two men, who turned out to be brothers, Albert and Tommy Willett.

Mr Matharu, a father of two, died when he stood in front of their car and was dragged along for 40 metres (130ft) in Stratford, east London.


June 2007

The brothers were in Pentonville prison for an unrelated incident, when they were charged with murder.


May 2008

Albert and Tommy Willett,  denied murder, while on trial at the Old Bailey in London. Albert Willett admitted manslaughter, which his brother denied.


15th May 2008, Sentencing the brothers, Judge Moss told them: "The crime is beneath contempt."

He ordered Tommy Willett to serve a minimum term of 25 years and Albert Willett to serve a minimum of 27 years.