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30 Jun 2016, 15:42pm
Two men who admitted giving false evidence at court in a case where a man opened fire at a Police Community Support Officer have been sentenced.
Zeckiyilmaz Ibrahim, 35 of Chigwell Road, E18 and Scott Nelson, 27, of Wharton Road, E15 pleaded guilty to perverting the course of justice after lying during a case where three men – including Nelson...
27 Jun 2016, 13:49pm
A teenage boy who arranged for his friends to be held at knife-point and robbed of a £16,000 luxury watch has been jailed for nine years.
The boy, aged 16, from Glenrosa Street in Fulham was sentenced at Isleworth Crown Court to an extended sentence of 14 years’ imprisonment, comprising of nine years custodial term for two counts of aggravated...
26 Jun 2016, 13:05pm
A woman and three men who kidnapped and tortured a vulnerable 32-year-old man for four days have been sentenced to a total of 16 years in prison.
All four were sentence at Inner London Crown Court on Thursday, 16 June having previously pleaded not guilty at an earlier hearing and was found guilty during a trial at the same court.
Poppy Wick, 23 of Lambert...
20 Jun 2016, 12:27pm
A Whitehaven man has been sentenced to 8 years in prison for raping a 13-year-old boy.
He has also been ordered to sign the Sex Offenders Register for life.
Vincent Hudson, 55, of Loweswater Avenue was sentenced on June 20th 2016 at Carlisle Crown Court.
He was found guilty of the offence, which took place in 2001, at an earlier hearing.
15 Jun 2016, 15:17pm
A man has been jailed after drugs worth more than £15,000 were seized from his home in New Moston.
David Wilson of Blueberry Avenue, New Moston pleaded guilty at an earlier hearing to possession with intent to supply Class A drugs.
Today, Wednesday 15 June 2016, he appeared at Manchester Crown Court, Crown Square, where he was sentenced to four years...
8 Jun 2016, 13:29pm
A man who carried out an unprovoked knife attack at Leytonstone tube station has been found guilty of attempted murder.
Muhaydin Mire, 30 of Sansom Road, E11 was found guilty on Wednesday, 8 June of one count of attempted murder having previously pleaded guilty to four counts of attempted wounding following the incident on the evening of Saturday, 5...
28 May 2016, 21:06pm
Josphat Mutekedza of no fixed address was found guilty of murder after a trial at Bolton Crown Court.
Today, Friday 27 May 2016, he was sentenced to life in prison with a minimum tariff of 26 years.
At 9.50pm on Wednesday 28 July 2015 police were called to a report of a disturbance on Shawclough Way in Rochdale. Officers attended and discovered 35-year-old...
28 May 2016, 13:33pm
A man has been jailed for six years after police discovered homemade explosive devices at his address in Rainham.
Ian Michael Shingler, 41, of Plough Court, Broadis Way, Rainham was jailed at Basildon Crown Court on Tuesday, 24 May, after pleading guilty at an earlier hearing to having explosive substance under suspicious circumstances, contrary to...
28 May 2016, 10:48am
A former care worker was handed three life sentences on May 27th after attempting to murder staff at the West Bromwich accommodation complex where she worked.
Melissa Swift, who had also previously served as a special constable with West Midlands Police, appeared before Birmingham Crown Court on 27th where she was sentenced, having pleaded guilty in...
27 May 2016, 14:04pm
A drugs trafficker who went on the run for nearly five years was on Thursday, 26 May jailed for eight-and-a-half years at Liverpool Crown Court.
Scott Hughes, 35, originally from the Croxteth area, was arrested in February 2011 in Belgium and featured in the Operation Captura most wanted fugitives campaign.
Hughes was captured following a joint operation...
22 May 2016, 15:07pm
A man has been jailed for stealing computer equipment from shops and schools after the Met combined super recognisers’ skills with computer analysis of the suspect’s t-shirt.
Richard Shelley, 38 of Griffin Manor Way, SE28 was jailed for five years on 5 May at Southwark Crown Court for 11 counts of burglary.
The burglaries were committed...
21 May 2016, 13:26pm
A boy was jailed for nine years and four months at the Old Bailey on Friday 20 May, after stabbing a police officer so brutally that he left him with potentially life-threatening injuries.
The boy, now 17, but who was 16 at the time of the incident, was sentenced after being convicted on 10 May of grievous bodily harm with intent. On release, he will...
20 May 2016, 11:52am
A woman has been jailed after trafficking another young woman to the UK and forcing her into drugs and prostitution.
Thai national, Pimnapat Rukkhaseranee, 37 of York Street was sentenced on Thursday, 19 May at Southwark Crown Court to four years imprisonment for people trafficking into the UK, controlling prostitution and possession of drugs with...
19 May 2016, 14:48pm
A teenager has been jailed for more than three years for a vicious knife attack that left a man fighting for his life.
Johnny Jacob Brazil, 19, of Barrow Grove, Sittingbourne, was found guilty of grievous bodily harm on a 25-year-old man and common assault on a 28-year-old man following a trial at Maidstone Crown Court in February 2016.
18 May 2016, 16:34pm
A woman from Stockport has been jailed after stealing £97,000 from a bank.
Helen Farrell of Stoneyland Drive, New Mills, Derbyshire pleaded guilty to theft by employee and false accounting at Manchester Crown Court, Minshull Street at an earlier hearing.
She was subject to an internal investigation at Barclays which found that she could not account...
17 May 2016, 14:46pm
Four men have been jailed for more than 30 years combined following a £5.5m drugs haul.
Ninety-seven litres of liquid amphetamine was seized by officers from the East Midlands Special Operations Unit (EMSOU) in June 2015.
The find was a result of a vehicle interception at junction 27 of the M1, in Annesley, Nottinghamshire, where the drug was being...
14 May 2016, 14:03pm
A former school teacher was sentenced to 18 months in prison on 5th May for offences relating to the possession of indecent images of children and extreme pornography.
National Crime Agency officers arrested Caroline Parry from Middlesborough, in September. She was found to be in possession of 20 category A and B images of child sexual abuse and extreme...
14 May 2016, 11:49am
Detective Sergeant Ian Mangham, 50, attached to Barking and Dagenham borough has been sentenced to 16 weeks in prison for harassment today, Friday, 13 May at Hammersmith Magistrates’ Court.
Mangham was arrested on 31 March 2015 after he had subjected his ex-partner to a barrage of unwanted attention.
The officer had first become involved with...
9 May 2016, 12:23pm
A second man has been jailed for raping a woman on Christmas Day 2014 in Dover.
Georgel Cornel Hirjanu, 25 of no fixed address admitted one charge of rape when he appeared at Canterbury Crown Court on Thursday 5 May.
He was sentenced on Friday 6 May to 13 years and three months in prison and must serve a further three years on licence.
During the early...
9 May 2016, 1:01am
A former prison officer has been sentenced to 10 months behind bars for misconduct.
Dawn Sheard, 46, of Barnsley, was sentenced at Sheffield Crown Court on Wednesday 4 May for misconduct in a public office after she began a relationship with a prisoner.
The court heard that Sheard, who was employed by HMP Doncaster from December 2014 to August 2015,...
7 May 2016, 18:47pm
Two men have today been found guilty of shooting dead a Birmingham teenager following a dispute over a £50 bag of cannabis.
Connor Smith was shot dead in the Hawkesley area on 8 October 2015 after Leon Frye, of Rodney Close and Philip Baillie, of Forde Way Gardens clashed with Smith and his friends in an alleyway near Baillie’s home.
Connor was upset...
7 May 2016, 17:27pm
A couple who targeted a vulnerable young woman, subjecting her to a sexual assault on a Nottingham street, have been jailed.
Following a trial in January 2016, Joseph Penado, 52, of Woodborough Road, St Ann’s, was found guilty of sexual assault whilst his accomplice Michelle Cooper, 50, of Stratford Close, Colwick, was also found guilty of sexual assault.
5 May 2016, 12:00pm
A 17-year-old boy has been jailed for a vicious assault in Preston which left an 18-year-old man with life-threatening injuries.
Kingsley Cairns, of Sheffield Drive, Lea, was sentenced at Preston Crown Court on Wednesday.
The teenager was arrested on December 21 following an incident on Orchard Street.
Police were called around 5pm following reports...
5 May 2016, 11:08am
Arvydas Filipavicius, 40 (1.09.75), a Lithuanian national of Station Parade, Dagenham, carried out three robberies and an attempted robbery in the space of a week, threatening staff with a BB gun to steal cash.
His spree came to an end after he was detained by two brave members of the public.
Detective Constable Barry Rowe, from the Flying Squad, said:...
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