A man has been sentenced to five years prison following the death of 50-year-old Mohammed (Ishan) Rasheed from traumatic brain injuries in Windsor last year.

A second man has been jailed for 12 months.

Mr Rasheed, from Wembley, died after he was found lying unconscious in the road in the Goswell Hill area on September 10, 2017.

It was found he had been the victim of an attack. He was taken to John Radcliffe Hospital but died two days later.

An investigation was launched by Thames Valley Police’s major crime unit on the night of the assault. Kirk Bentley, 32, was arrested on September 13, 2017 and Ashley Ball, 28, the following day.

Both men were charged on November 8 last year.

On Friday Ball, of Holloway Hill, Chertsey, received a five year sentence. He had pleaded guilty to one count of manslaughter on January 10.

Kirk Bentley, of Church Street, Staines, received a 12 months sentence.

He had been found guilty of one count of affray by a unanimous jury at Reading Crown Court following a trial that lasted two weeks and ended on Friday, September 14. But he was acquitted of the more serious charge of manslaughter.

Senior investigating officer, detective chief inspector Ailsa Kent, said: “This was a tragic case where an innocent man, cherished by his family, lost his life.

“I would like to thank the family of Mr Rasheed for their ongoing support of our investigation through what has been a very traumatic time for them.

“Additionally, I would like to thank the public for their assistance in our investigation and the information they provided, without this we would not have been able to secure these convictions.

“This case shows just how easily a violent act can lead to someone senselessly losing their life.

“Although nothing can detract from the loss that they feel every day I hope that in some way the convictions of Bentley and Ball, will bring a small amount of solace to the family of Mr Rasheed and all of our thoughts remain with them.”