Murder Gets Fogden 24 Years
Two men have been sentenced for their involvement in the death of
Stephen Ramsey and the GBH of a second man in Brentford last year.
Ricky Fogden, 28, of The Vale, W3 received a minimum of 24 years for the murder of
Stephen Ramsey and eight years for wounding with intent to cause GBH for the assault, the
sentences to run concurrently.
Paul Moles, 32 , of Layton Road, Brentford, received nine years for the manslaughter
of Stephen Ramsey and three years for unlawful wounding for the assault, to run concurrently.
Both men were convicted at the Old Bailey on Friday, 20 May following a two-week trial.
The court heard that police were called at 00.53hrs on Sunday, 28 November by the ambulance
service to reports of two men stabbed at the junction of New Road and Hamilton Road, Brentford.
A 33-year-old man had suffered multiple stab wounds to the abdomen, and a 31-year-old man had
suffered stab wounds to the back.
The 33-year-old was pronounced dead at the scene. He was later formally identified as Stephen
Ramsey from Brentford.
A post-mortem examination at Fulham mortuary gave the cause of death as multiple stab wounds.
The second man, Scott Jennings, was taken to St George's Hospital where he was treated for his
injuries and later discharged.
Police enquiries revealed that the two friends had been in the Princess Royal pub in Brentford
with Jennings' girlfriend at the same time as the defendants.
It is believed all four men, who were known to each other, had been drinking throughout the
day. Jennings and Ricky Fogden had become involved in an argument after Fogden made a
derogatory remark to Jennings' girlfriend.
All four men then left the pub but when Jennings returned home with his girlfriend he was still
upset about the altercation and decided to phone the defendants and arranged to meet them in
Brook Lane North.
Once he had left for the meeting his girlfriend phoned Stephen Ramsey and asked him to go and
look out for Jennings.
When the four met up, Moles and Fogden, who had come armed with weapons, attacked and stabbed
the two men. Jennings and Ramsey walked away from the fight and had gone up the road before
they realised they had been injured and an ambulance was called.
A few hours after the incident Paul Moles attended Hounslow police station and was arrested. He
made no comment in interview but later claimed to have acted as peacemaker. He was charged the
Ricky Fogden was also arrested the same day and following 'no comment' interviews he was
charged as above.
Detective Inspector John McQuade of the Homicide and Serious Crime Command said:
"The two defendants went to this meeting armed with weapons and with the joint intention of
using violence to sort out a problem. This case demonstrates that nobody wins in this
situation, and, that with the dedication and skills of specially trained detectives, you will
May 23, 2011