"A man who stabbed a drug dealer to death before cutting his body into 133 pieces and dumping it in a canal, has been jailed for life at the Old Bailey.
Marvin Gentles, of north-west London gave Abdul El-Gharras, 31, some crack to sell, but instead he smoked it.
Mr Gentles, 28, was attacked after tracking El-Gharras down at his flat in Lisson Grove, central London."
"The prosecution said Mr Gentles suffered 26 stab wounds and cuts - some of them while he was still alive.
El-Gharras used a saw to cut up the body, and when he could not clean the blood from his flat he set it on fire, causing an explosion. "
Sounds like a nice chap - just the sort of person our ageing workforce needs.
The BBC report quoted above seems to have missed a couple of pertinent details, picked up by Reuters.
"LONDON (Reuters) - A Moroccan drug dealer was jailed for life on Thursday for killing his boss, chopping the body into 133 pieces and throwing them into a canal before setting his flat on fire in a bid to destroy evidence.
Abdul El-Gharras, 31, was obsessed with decapitation and had downloaded videos of al Qaeda beheadings before murdering Marvin Gentles last June in an argument over crack cocaine, the Old Bailey criminal court heard."
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