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Four jailed for street killing.

Byline: Sam Dimmer News Editor news@coventrytelegraph.net

FOUR people who killed a Stratford-upon-Avon man in an unprovoked street attack have been jailed for a total of more than 50 years.

Tristram Wallace, aged 36, was attacked in Arden Street last June and on Tuesday at Birmingham Crown Court his killers were sentenced.

Neil Potter, 37, of Clopton Road, Stratford, was found guilty of murder and will spend a minimum of 18 years behind bars.

Peter Mallon, 42, of Rumer Close, Stratford was also found guilty of murder and will serve at least 16 years in prison.

Toney Jelf, 39, of no fixed abode, admitted a manslaughter charge and was jailed for nine years and four months in prison.

Donna Windsor, 38, of Betjeman Close, Stratford, also pleaded guilty to manslaughter and has been sentenced to ten years in prison.

Windsor will also serve six months concurrently for attempted theft.

Florence Caines, 26, of Wellesbourne, pleaded guilty to theft and was sentenced to eight months in prison which she has already served on remand.

Det Chief Insp Jason Downes from Warwickshire Police said: "My thoughts are with Tristram's family who continue to live with this devastating tragedy. "None of the defendants have shown any remorse for the despicable, prolonged attack which ended Tristram's life and the sentence handed to the defendants will not bring him back or take away the trauma, pain and suffering caused to his family.

"I would like to thank the community in Stratford for their patience in the initial days of the police investigation and for also having the confi-dence to step forward to provide police with critical information which helped bring justice for Tristram."

In a tribute, Tristram's family said he was "a loving son and grandson" "Our only child, he was caring, funny and kind," they said.

"He loved to travel, particularly in the USA, where he worked and travelled all over and even appeared in television commercials.

"He enjoyed sport and was a football fan, sup-porting Manchester United.

"We are completely devastated, not only by the loss of our devoted son, but the horrific way Tristram was taken from us in the prime of his life.

"His hopes, dreams and aspirations have been cruelly taken away and our lives will never be the same again, we are not living, just existing."

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| From left, Neil Potter and Peter Mallon were found guilty of murder, while Toney Jelf and Donna Windsor pleaded guilty to a manslaughter charge following the unprovoked attack in Arden Street, Stratford, last June

| Tristram Wallace was the victim of "a despicable attack"

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