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The terrifying moment the attack was launched

Kelvin Ward was hacked to demise exterior a KFC (Image: SWNS)

Three youngsters and a person have been jailed for a complete of 82 years after a dad was hacked to demise with machetes and zombie knives on the street.

Kelvin Ward, 50, was ambushed as he left a KFC drive-thru along with his 19-year-old son, who the gang had been attempting to kill on April 18, 2023.

Tyrone Hollywood, 17, Leighton Williams, 28, Rusharn Williams-Reid, 17, and Aaron Coates, 17, have been in a stolen Ford Kuga simply earlier than 8pm.

They noticed Mr Ward getting right into a Vaxuhall Corsa pushed by his son at KFC on Chester Road in Castle Bromwich, West Mids.

Hollywood drove the Kuga into the KFC automotive park and rammed Mr Ward’s automotive.

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One of the attackers wielding a machete

The assault was launched exterior KFC (Image: SWNS)

Mr Ward’s son drove away along with his father, however their automotive was repeatedly struck till its airbags have been let off and it was compelled to cease.

Mr Ward’s son fled because the gang from the Kuga shouted: “Get him now, keep chasing. Kill him, everyone kill him.”

Shocking footage reveals the masked thugs chasing Mr Ward throughout the road with large blades.

He was chased by Hollywood, together with Williams and Williams-Reid, however managed to flee with the assistance of a person on an e-bike.

Kelvin Ward

Kelvin Ward was killed (Image: SWNS)

Mr Ward jumped into the gang’s Kuga and drove within the path which his son had run off in. He drove the automobile at Hollywood, however missed and crashed into railings.

Hollywood was handed a machete or zombie knife by Coates. Hollywood and Leighton Williams have been then caught on CCTV stabbing Mr Ward.

He suffered a deadly wound to the guts and Hollywood struck Mr Ward once more as he lay dying within the street.

West Midlands Police launched an enormous manhunt and recognized the gang by way of witness statements, CCTV, clothes, DNA and fingerprint proof, and cell phone utilization.

Detectives revealed Mr Ward’s son had been mates with a few of the attackers, however that they had fallen out. Mr Ward’s household dwelling had additionally been attacked simply days earlier than the killing.

Crime scene after the incident

Police rushed to the scene (Image: SWNS)

At Coventry Crown Court final November, Hollywood was convicted of homicide alongside Williams, of Birmingham.

Coates, now 18, of Shard End, and Williams-Reid, additionally 18, have been each cleared of homicide however discovered responsible of manslaughter.

All 4 have been discovered responsible of conspiracy to homicide Mr Ward’s son.

Today (April 18) Williams was sentenced to life and ordered to serve a minimum of 29 years. Hollywood was sentenced to life and ordered to serve a minimal of 19 years. Coates was jailed for 21 years for manslaughter and conspiracy to homicide. Williams-Reid was jailed for 13-and-a-half years for conspiracy to homicide.

In an emotional tribute, Mr Ward’s household referred to as him a “loving partner, father, son, brother and friend to many”.

Blue tent at the crime scene

An enormous crime scene was arrange following the assault (Image: SWNS)

Mr Ward’s accomplice, Tammy, stated: “Kelvin was the love of my life. He was a fantastic partner, father, son, brother and good friend to many. He always put himself out for other people and if anyone needed a job doing or shoulder to cry on, he’d be there.

“He was very distinctive and there was by no means a uninteresting second when he was round. He was humorous, the life and soul of a celebration, he labored arduous to supply for his household, he had a lot extra to stay for and liked life.

“We didn’t even get to say goodbye instead we got to watch videos of his last moments which was horrific. To see the man I love stabbed by savage people then left to die like ‘road kill’ dumped on a road is disgraceful and no one should have to go through that.

“The measure of how good a person is, is by how many individuals turned up at his funeral. There was estimated to be 500 folks and Kelvin had a particular reference to every one who attended. The church was so full that individuals stood exterior. Knife crime is a large downside within the UK. We hear about it each day.

“The levels of violence are increasing and this is why we need longer sentences on those caught with knives or machetes. It’s our news today and could be yours tomorrow. We need to send a message to the young people that life is not a computer game, but it appears that this is exactly what the younger generation are treating life as.

“It seems that they imagine they’ve the authority to resolve on somebody’s destiny?”