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UPDATE: Two Belvedere men guilty of murder of Bexleyheath father

PUBLISHED: 09:23 16 April 2013 | UPDATED: 12:55 16 April 2013

Prabjot Singh Rayat,of Bexleyheath was found stabbed at his garage on Friday

Prabjot Singh Rayat,of Bexleyheath was found stabbed at his garage on Friday

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Two men have been convicted of the murder of Bexleyheath father-of-three Prabjot Singh Rayat.

Robert Burrows, 34, of Dylan Road Belvedere and 40-year-old Henry Clifford Collins of Erith Road, Belvedere, were found guilty by a jury at Wood Green Crown Court yesterday and both were sentenced to 23 years in jail with eight years running concurrently for robbery

Surinda Chana, 44, of Lower Park Road, Belvedere, was convicted of robbery.

She had known Mr Rayat for 15 years and had borrowed money from him in the past.

He was killed in his Thamesmead business, Rayat Autos, in Nathan Way in the early hours of June 8 last year.

Mr Rayat sometimes slept there as he was on the night he was murdered. Chana gained entry to the garage at around 3am with the two other defendants and they grabbed him around the neck before cutting his throat.

They failed to access the safe but made off with around £200 in cash.

The two men pleaded guilty to robbery during the course of the trial, which lasted almost two months.

Burrows and Collins will be sentenced later this morning and Chana will be sentenced on Friday, May 24.

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