THREE men will spend life behind bars for the brutal murder of Mohammed Feazan Ayaz.

Mr Ayaz, 20, of Duckworth Grove, Manningham, Bradford, died from a traumatic head injury after he was stripped naked, punched, slapped and kicked at unit 2 of Denholme Business Centre, Halifax Road, on June 30 and July 1 last year.

Raheel Khan, 27, of no fixed address; Robert Wainwright, 26, of Mannville Terrace, Bradford; and Suleman Khan, 20, of Sandford Road, Bradford, were found guilty by an all-female jury at Bradford Crown Court on Tuesday.

Meanwhile, Shoaib Shafiq, 20, of Gladstone Street, Bradford, was convicted of assisting an offender.

A 17-year-old male, who cannot be named for legal reasons, was also found guilty of assisting an offender.

Khan was handed a life sentence, with a minimum term of 30 years, while Wainwright and Suleman Khan were both given minimum terms of 25 years, less the time already served in custody.

Shafiq will serve 21 months in a Young Offender Institution, a sentence he will serve half of before being released to serve the rest on licence.

Police revealed they are still hunting suspects who are on the run.

In sentencing, trial judge Mr Justice Goss said: “It was a truly horrific and shocking event. His life was taken needlessly from him. The effect of his death on his loved ones is considerable. They have been deeply affected by his death.

“They will have to live with their loss for the rest of their lives.

“Nothing this court can do, can undo what you have done.”

The course of the trial revealed horrific details about how Mr Ayaz came to his death.

Nicknamed Fizzy, he arrived at Unit 2 that fateful night with a bottle of Jack Daniels and a bottle of Coke which he had bought on the way.

He had been drinking them after being invited to “chill out” with Raheel Khan, whom he considered a friend, the court heard.

CCTV from the business centre showed Mr Ayaz arriving at 8.32pm carrying two bottles. He drank alcohol and smoked cannabis when he arrived.

At 10.15pm, he was seen leaving Unit 2 looking unsteady on his feet and colliding with the walls.

Raheel Khan was in hiding at Unit 2 after being on the run from police at the time because he was wanted on suspicion of a conspiracy to possess a shotgun with intent to cause fear of violence. He saw Unit 2 as a safe haven.

It was also the location from which he ran a drug dealing business, which also involved fellow defendants Suleman Khan, Wainwright, Shafiq and the 17-year-old youth.

What followed was a prolonged and brutal attack on Mr Ayaz. He was dragged from the centre’s corridor into Unit 2 where the beating continued.

He was punched to the head, kicked and was even kicked in the testicles, suffering 70 injuries to his body.

The pathologist noted he had been “punched, slapped, kicked or stamped upon”.

He also had lacerations to his ear, chest and buttock. His other injuries included two black eyes, bruising to his ears, to the inside of his mouth, a number of lacerations and deep bruising to his scalp.

Raheel Khan filmed the beatings on Mr Ayaz, saying he wanted to humiliate him after he threatened to distribute consensual sex videos, which featured Khan, on a mobile phone he had given him.

Raheel thought Mr Ayaz had deleted the videos and wanted to teach Mr Ayaz a lesson.

He took him in a chokehold until he became unconscious. There was also a still image of Mr Ayaz lying naked on the floor.

At one point during the beating, Mr Ayaz was coming round and saying “watch now I am going to put (videos) out”. Raheel lost his temper and he began punching Mr Ayaz in his face, punching him to ground, slapping him, and stripping him naked.

Chilling videos of the beatings were recorded on a mobile phone by Suleman Khan and Raheel Khan.

Another degrading video of Wainwright urinating on Mr Ayaz as he lay on the floor was also recorded and the neck of a bottle of Hennessy cognac had been inserted into his anus.

The video clips of Mr Ayaz being tortured and beaten were recovered from Raheel Khan’s phone that was hidden in a garden in Barkerend Road, Bradford, the jury heard.

Mr Ayaz’s body was then wrapped in a white curtain and a convoy of two cars featuring the defendants, in a grey Ford S Max and a black Smart car, drove to Saffron Drive, Allerton, Bradford, where his body was unravelled and dumped face down in the road adjacent to a bus stop.

Police found the room had blood-stained walls and some of the gang had cleaned up the unit after returning from dumping Mr Ayaz’s body.

Mr Justice Goss said those close to him had been “deeply and adversely affected” by his death and that pain had been inflicted with enthusiasm and pleasure had been taken in inflicting pain and suffering on Mr Ayaz - apparent through the laughter heard as the attack unfolded.

He said he was satisfied that the seriousness of the murder was “particularly high” thus fixing the starting point at a minimum of 30 years - it was a “prolonged event” where Mr Ayaz had suffered considerably.

Raheel Khan was described as the organiser of the drug dealing business and at the time of Mr Ayaz’s death, was a fugitive of the law.

Mr Justice Goss said he had read pleas on behalf of his character and testimonials from prison officers.

While he said it was clear there is another side to his character, he could only give it limited weight due to “graveness of the crime”.

He was the oldest, had played a leading role, and Mr Justice Goss said: “It’s clear others acted on your instructions.”

Khan was also sentenced to four years over previous drugs offences. The court heard Wainwright had special needs as a child and was “emotionally fragile”.

Mr Justice Goss said he took his personal difficulties into account but told him he played an important, supportive and encouraging role. As he was led away from the dock, he said: “Sorry to his family, that’s it.”

Suleman Khan was the youngest of those convicted of murder. Abdul Iqbal QC, for Khan, said he was a younger man, who was probably acting on instructions. He had fallen into the wrong crowd and criminality, but Mr Justice Goss said he had played a full role in the murder.

Shafiq was said to be actively engaged in class A drug dealing under the control of Raheel Khan.

“Although your role was relatively short-lived it was significant,” Mr Justice Goss told him. He had driven the Ford S Max to Saffron Drive, where Mr Ayaz’s naked body was thrown out of the boot.