Dec 28 – Flamur Daci, 28, an Albanian immigrant from Southend, was attacked at Tesco in Gravesend, Kent, in a brawl which continued in the nearby railway station. Five Albanian asylum seekers were identified as his killers – Edrin Hodaj, Gezim Ilgazi, Antest Dailani, Genjan Ilgazi and Ruduan Dailani. An inquest in July 2000 recorded a verdict of unlawful killing. Dec 25 – Pervinder Singh Rayatt, 19, from east London, was killed in Chinatown, central London at 4am.
Dec 26 – Simon Brown, 27, from Fallowfield, was shot in the head at 5.30am in front of 200 partygoers at the Manchester Black Community Trust in Cheetham Hill, Manchester. Safdar Hussein, 20, from Wanstead, was jailed for life for murder in Oct 2000. The trial was told Rayatt was from a rival drugs gang and had broken the jaw of Akhtar Hussain in a previous altercation.
Ray “Tikki” Whittaker, 33, was jailed for life (25 years). The trial heard the bodies were discovered by Mrs Price’s lesbian lover, Billy Jo Robson, on her return from a night out.
The trial at Nottingham CC heard Hill had been cleared of killing Goodman’s friend in 1996.
Dec 25 – Nicola Karen, 18, stabbed at a house in Droylsden, Manchester.
His son Callum, 3, was unhurt but was left with the body for three hours.
David Broddle, from Horncastle, was found dead a few days later in a fume-filled car in Bakewell, Derbyshire, along with his girlfriend Lorraine Richardson.
Dec 17 – Roy Brooker, 41, unemployed painter and decorator, was killed after leaving the Gin Palace pub in Old Kent Road, SE London.
His bloodstained clothes were found in a burnt out car in Bermondsey.
Their convictions were later quashed in 2004 and the retrial abandoned after it was decided that an expert witness on CCTV images was not reliable.
Kevin Dennis was one of several people (along with Barry George) who were told in 2013 they could not have compensation for wrongful conviction.
Police said Broddle bore a grudge after Hoggarth beat him up in 1997.
It is thought Broddle found out how to make the bomb on the internet.
Charges were dropped against his brother Thomas Moore, 45.