The family of a teenager stabbed to death outside his home in Luton have spoken of their relief as his killers are jailed.
Waqar Younis, 19, from Queens Close, Luton and Paul Lynam, 18, from Midland Road, Luton were this week found guilty of the killing last year of Micah Urquhart aged 19.
Younis was found guilty of murder and sentenced to 28 years in jail.
Lynam was cleared of murder but found guilty of manslaughter and sentenced to 10 years.
Micah was stabbed during a scuffle outside his Hastings Street flat in September last year.
In a statement after the verdicts, Micah’s family said: “We are pleased and relieved that justice has now been done and that the people responsible for Micah’s death have been brought to justice.
“Despite the fact that Micah’s killers have been sentenced, it is us, the family, who will have to serve the true life sentence. We have to live the rest of our lives without Micah; our son, brother, uncle, nephew and cousin. We will not get a chance of parole nor will we get time off for good behaviour.
“We will not see Micah become a father or grow old with his family who loved him. Waqar Younis will be released, Paul Lynham will be released, unfortunately Micah Keeanu Urquhart will have no release; only peace from his persecution. We now ask to be left in peace to continue grieving our loss and begin to try rebuilding our lives without Micah. Micah will always be in our hearts and never forgotten.”