Three men were jailed for life last week for the murder of a Mill Hill man, shot dead in front of hundreds of revellers at a Notting Hill Carnival party last year.

Leon Roberts, 27, of Kingsbury; Tafari Dacas, 29, of Kensal Green; and Shane Taylor, 27, of Harlesden, were jailed for life at the Old Bailey on Thursday, for killing Lee Christopher Subaran, who was shot in the neck and chest on August 30, 2004, in Hazel Road, Kensal Green.

Judge Brian Barker recommended that the three men, who had all pleaded not guilty, serve a minimum of 30 years each. A fourth defendant, Tunde Thomas, 30, of Kilburn, was cleared of murder.

Lee, 27, was among 600 revellers, including his brother Tyrone and other friends, at the party, which took place after the Notting Hill Carnival.

Roberts, a member of the notorious Harlesden-based gang, Mus Luv Crew, approached Lee with up to ten other men, surrounded him and Tyrone, and accused Lee of showing him disrespect.

Lee attempted to defuse the situation, saying: "Now is not the time for war, hold down the vibes. Just leave good."

But at least three of the gang, and possibly more, pulled out guns and shot him, causing the large crowd to flee in panic.

Lee was taken to Central Middlesex Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Detective Inspector Steve Horsley, officer in charge of the murder investigation, said: "I am very pleased with the verdict. This was a particularly horrific murder with these defendants shooting Lee in front of a large number of innocent people who were merely out enjoying themselves. There could potentially have been far more people killed or injured."