A MAN has been jailed for life and told he must serve a minimum of 26-and-a-half years, for the murder of a Sheffield lingerie boss who was stamped and punched to death in a city park.
Imran Khan, aged 30, was sentenced this afternoon at Sheffield Crown Court after a jury found him guilty of murdering Anthony Power, aged 78.
The court heard the owner of city underwear firm Panache was attacked after he went to High Hazels Park in Darnall last autumn, to find his brother Thomas, known as Noel, who has dementia and had gone missing from home.
Prosecutor Simon Waley told the court Mr Power had suffered facial injuries caused by punches, kicks, stamps or a combination of all three.
Khan then took the keys to Mr Powers’ Bentley and went and sat in the car.
When Thomas Power was found, relatives then went looking for Anthony Power, who had not returned.
He was found by police lying on the ground covered in blood.
Mr Power had suffered bleeding and bruising to his brain resulting in ‘catastrophic brain damage’.
Khan had denied killing Mr Power and yesterday told the jury “I’m not a violent man.”
But they rejected his lies and returned a unanimous verdict.
Khan, of Handsworth Road, Darnall, was also sentenced for assaulting prostitute Zoe Gilliaband in Neepsend and smashing windows at the home of his ex, Portia Campbell.
Mr Power, a dad of four, set up his successful lingerie business in 1982.
He was rushed to hospital but died on October 26.