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Facebook fight to clear Jimmy Mizen's killer

PUBLISHED: 16:50 10 June 2009 | UPDATED: 16:49 25 August 2010

CAMPAIGN: Facebook profile set up to quash Jake’s conviction

CAMPAIGN: Facebook profile set up to quash Jake's conviction

RELATIVES of the man who killed a teenager in a bakery have set up a Facebook group calling for his retrial. The Justice For Jake Fahri! group claim the 21-year-old murderer from Lee was fearing a fight when he threw a Pyrex dish at the 16-year-old on

RELATIVES of the man who killed a teenager in a bakery have set up a Facebook group calling for his retrial.

The Justice For Jake Fahri! group claim the 21-year-old murderer from Lee was "fearing a fight" when he threw a Pyrex dish at the 16-year-old on May 10, last year.

The site calls for Fahri's 14-year prison sentence to be quashed and has attracted some 271 members, some of whom openly attack the victim's family.

A member called Tracey blamed a false 'Jake Fahri' profile on the Mizen family, writing: "They have more than they're (sic) pound of flesh".

She added: "I am beginning to see what these people are really like, and it's not the rosy picture of God fearing or forgiving."

Another post from Ewen Kathleen read: "If Jake's guilty then so was [Jimmy] and so is his brother Harry they where all fighting only Jake never stood a chance as was out numbered."

Fahri attacked Mr Mizen the day after his 16th birthday in a Lee bakery whilst out to buy his first lottery ticket with his elder brother, Harry.

Jurors at the Old Bailey heard in March that Fahri went 'berserk' after he was told to say please whilst trying to push past his victim.

Having attacked the brothers then been pushed through a glass counter and locked outside the shop, Fahri kicked his way back in before throwing a 1kg dish, severing an artery in Mr Mizen's neck.

Jurors heard Fahri has said to the occasional Sidcup Rugby Club player: "Think you're a big guy? Step outside and I'll show you how big you are."

The Facebook group, set in March up by friends and family including Molly Mae Fahri, claims that Fahri wept during his police interview and was attacked himself by the Mizen brothers.

Fahri's supporters, who are usually affiliated with John Roan school, but also live as far away as California and Brazil, blame his conviction on negative press coverage.

Murder detective DCI Clifford Lyons said of Fahri after his conviction: "He was a yob, from that part of society we all abhor.

"He was extremely violent and the jury have returned a just verdict."

jules.cooper@archant.co.uk

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