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Two people have been sentenced to a total of 26 years imprisonment for the murder of a Shepherd's Bush man in Loftus Road last Christmas Eve.

16-year-old Nathan Harris of Campbell House, White City Estate W12, was sentenced to a minimum of 16 years imprisonment for the murder of Craig Brown.

22-year-old Khalid El-Sheikh of Adie Road, Hammersmith was sentenced to a minimum of 10 years imprisonment for possessing a firearm with intent to endanger life.

Both were found guilty at the Old Bailey on 9 October following a six-week trial.

21-year-old Adil Saed of Baird House, White City Estate and a 17-year-old boy who cannot be named for legal reasons, were both found not guilty of murder.

Police were called to Loftus Road on Christmas Eve 2008, following reports of a shooting incident.

Ambulances and an air ambulance attended the scene but 20-year-old Craig Brown was pronounced dead at the scene.

The post-mortem gave the cause of death as gunshot wounds.

Brown had just returned from a Christmas shopping trip with his partner and their five-year-old son when he was shot.

He had parked his car in Loftus Road and was unloading goods from the vehicle when he was approached and shot three times.

15 October 2009