1. The six men found guilty of the murder of Ross Ball
The six men found guilty of the murder of Ross Ball: Shaun Buckley (top left), Garry Cooper (top centre), Anthony Daw (top right), Jake Honer (bottom left), Matthew Jones (bottom centre), John McDonald (bottom right)
A drugs gang who almost hacked off a man's foot in a gruesome street murder have been jailed for 173 years after they were caught on CCTV boasting about the killing.
Ringleader Garry Cooper, 34, of Kirkby, was jailed for 29 years.
Shaun Buckley, 29, of Solihull, Jake Honer, 21, Anthony Daw, 25, and Matthew Jones, 23, all of Birmingham, were each caged for 25 years.
John McDonald, 25, also of Birmingham, was sentenced to a minimum of 23 years.
Connor Sharman, 22, of no fixed address, was convicted of manslaughter and conspiracy to supply class A drugs and sentenced to 21 years.
Buckley, Honer, Daw, Jones, Cooper and Sharman had previously pleaded guilty to conspiracy to supply class A Drugs.
The court heard Cooper and his gang had forced Mr Ball into letting them use is flat to sell drugs in exchange for giving him crack cocaine, heroin and mamba.
Users would post cash through the letterbox of the flat in Sutton-in-Ashfield with the drugs being posted back from the inside.
Days before the murder, a rival gang had taken over the flat and Cooper ordered his men to attack Mr Ball.
The gang burst into the flat where Mr Ball and two other men were and they tried to escape by jumping out the window.
The six men fled the scene in two cars and set off automatic number plate recognition cameras along their journey, allowing detectives investigating the murder to build up apicture of their movements.
Police spent hours going through mobile phone records to prove the gang had been near the cameras at the times that they had picked up the suspect vehicles.
Three members of the group were captured on CCTV meeting with Cooper, who was not at the scene but ordered the killing, in Mansfield town centre after the attack.
Photo: Mansfield Chad