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Kiaran Stapleton To Serve 30 Years For ‘Senseless’ Murder

August 7, 2012, 7:20 pm

Kiaran Stapleton was sentenced to life imprisonment at Manchester Crown Court today for the murder of young Indian student, Anuj Bidve, on Boxing Day last year. The judge ordered that he serve a minimum term of 30 years.

After the sentencing Nazir Afzal, Chief Crown Prosecutor for CPS North West area, said:

“The murder of Anuj Bidve was brutal, vicious, senseless and cowardly in which a life with great potential cut short by a life with only the potential to cause harm.  Not one word of remorse has come from Kiaran Stapleton’s lips.

“The Judge’s sentence reflects all of that.   Kiaran Stapleton will be over 50 before he can even be considered for parole. Even then, he may never be released.

“Nothing can end the nightmare that Anuj’s parents are going through, but I hope seeing justice done in this court will provide some comfort as they return home.”

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