A former child model and his friend have been jailed for life for murdering a doctor in a robbery in a London park.
Nadim Gulamhuseinwala, 32, was attacked in the early hours of 25 July last year as he walked home through Green Park.
He was hit with a 10kg cast iron fence pole and his face was stamped on, the Old Bailey heard. He died later.
Angel Delight model Thomas Connor and William Paton, both 20 and from Orpington, Kent, will serve a minimum terms of 25 and 23 years respectively.
Both were given concurrent terms of 10 years’ detention for robbery.
The trial heard how Dr Gulamhuseinwala had been for a drink after work with a friend in the Funky Buddha nightclub.
He was walking home at about 0400 BST and he stopped near railings in Queen’s Walk, in Green Park, central London, to phone his girlfriend Rebecca Bott. He was then attacked.
The jury heard how Paton and Connor had taken cocaine and had been drinking in a club called the Strawberry Moons that night.
Connor withdrew £90 from a cash machine, but was later robbed in Soho.
This seems to have driven him into a towering rage,” said Mr Andrew Edis QC. “He was angry.”
The pair walked through the alleyways of St James’s to Queen’s Walk.
They sat on a park bench and when they saw Dr Gulamhuseinwala they ran 100m towards him. Connor picked up the post and threw it at him.
Dr Gulamhuseinwala died in hospital two weeks later from a severe head injury.
He had been working in the United States and had flown in from New York just hours before he was attacked.