Drug dealer Atif Muhmood, 39, brutally tortured a “vulnerable” man he claimed was his friend has been jailed for life.
Atif Muhmood had left Christopher Moore in immense pain before his tragic death. Atif Muhmood attacked and killed him after finding out he had been ‘dipping’ into some of his drug deals for himself on June 20 last year.
David McLachlan QC, prosecuting, said there had been complaints from Muhmood’s customers that the bags of heroin he was selling were ‘light’.
Muhmood suspected that Mr Moore was dipping into the bags himself and pledged to ‘sort it’, the court heard.
Mr Moore had ‘fallen on hard times’ after losing his job, the court heard and had turned to drink and drugs.
Mr Moore had been found dead on June 20 last year, post-mortem examination revealed 58 different external injuries, by the time of his death.
Atif Muhmood was jailed for life and will serve minimum of 32 years behind bars for the murder of Mr Moore at Preston Crown Court.