Shaun Rossington’s killers sentenced

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The six people arrested and charged with Shaun Rossington’s murder last year have been handed their sentences at Nottingham Crown Court.

Nicholas Shelbourn (27), Mark Jackson (21), Darryl Jones (17), Jordan O’Rourke (17) and two girls aged seventeen and fourteen were found guilty of murdering Rossington (21) on June 3.

Rossington’s body had been found on the grass along Searby Road in Lincoln, near Waitrose.

Seven people were arrested, but one boy was found not guilty of murder, manslughter or perverting the course of justice.

Jackson, Shelbourn, and Jones will be serving a minimum sentence of 13 years for murder and perverting the course of justice.

O’Rourke will serve 11 years for murder and perverting the course of justice.

The seventeen year old girl was found not guilty of murder, but will serve five years for manslaughter and perverting the course of justice.

The fourteen year old girl was found guilty of perverting the course of justice and will serve two years in youth rehabilitation.

Det Supt Mark Hosty said: “This was a vicious and unprovoked attack by a group of young people on a vulnerable man who was lured to his death.

“Those responsible tried, in vain, to cover up what they had done in an attempt to escape justice. They did not succeed and now a number of them will spend a significant amount of time in prison.

“No sentence will ever compensate for the loss the Rossington family will have to endure for the rest of their lives. But we hope that now they will at least be able to start the process of moving on with their lives.

“We also hope that this allows what is normally a peaceful, relatively crime-free community to put these terrible events behind them.”

Source: Lincolnshire Police

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