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ABBOTS MAN SENTENCED TO LIFE IN PRISON Police undertook an extensive search of Grimes’ home in


Shirley Road last summer. A


drug dealer was stabbed 19 times and his body buried in a shallow grave on the site of


a new bypass. Zafar Khaliq, 43, was killed after he called his


associate Wayne Grimes, of Shirley Road in Abbots Langley, "a dirty smack head," a court heard last month. Grimes, 36, wrapped the body in plastic bags


and stored it under a bed at his flat, where his girlfriend noticed blood seeping out. He then arranged for it to be transferred from


his flat in Abbots to the site of the new A421 bypass close to Manor Farm at Brogborough in Bedfordshire - 30 miles away. In the early hours of the morning Grimes took


the body from the car and Kieron O'Brien, a digger driver who worked at the site, created a shallow grave where it was buried. He then used the digger to back fill the site. Grimes pleaded guilty at St Albans crown


court to murdering Mr Khaliq on 10 July last year and to obstructing a coroner in the execution of his duty. He was jailed for life with a minimum sentence of 17 years 192 days.


Kieran O'Brien, 29, of Peasecroft Road, Hemel


Hempstead, pleaded guilty to perverting the course of justice and obstructing the coroner at an earlier hearing. He was sentenced to three and a half years in prison. Prosecutor Ann Evans said Mr Khaliq, a father


of four from Wood Green, North London, dealt in Class A drugs. He was separated from his wife and has one child at university. Privately-educated Wayne Grimes worked with


him from August 2009. In the weeks before the murder she said


Khaliq, who did not take drugs or drink himself, became concerned about the level of Grimes' drug addiction and demanded that he clean himself up. Grimes, a father of two, was to tell his


girlfriend Tina Howard that Khaliq had called him a "dirty smack head". She told the police that Grimes said Khaliq


treated him like a lad and had smacked him. She was to say that while at the flat after the killing she saw blood seeping out from a bin liner under the bed.


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