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  • 27 Mar 2015

    Man sentenced over sexual offences from the 1980’s

    27 Mar 2015, 15:04pm

    A man has today (March 27) been given a prison term at St Albans Crown Court after being found guilty at an earlier hearing of knifepoint sexual assaults in Berkhamsted 30 years ago. Fifty-two-year-old year old Paul Drinkwater who is of no fixed address in Maidenhead, had been brought to trial by officers from the Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire Major...

  • 17 Dec 2014

    Four men arrested following Cheshunt incident

    17 Dec 2014, 12:21pm

    Police investigating an alleged assault at a bar in Cheshunt have arrested and charged four men in connection with the incident. The incident occurred at around 11.45pm on Saturday November 22 in the Illusions Wine Bar in Cheshunt High Street. It’s alleged that during a private party at the bar there was an altercation between a group of people, which...

  • 16 Dec 2014

    Two sentenced over Harpenden pub fight

    16 Dec 2014, 19:26pm

    Two people were sentenced at St Albans Crown Court on Friday (December 12) following a fight at a pub in Harpenden which left a number of people injured. The incident occurred a year ago on December 15 at the Gibraltar Castle Pub in Lower Luton Road when a fight involving a number of people broke out. During this fight a 59 year old woman from Harpenden...

  • 4 Dec 2014

    Man receives custodial sentence after phone scam in Radlett

    4 Dec 2014, 12:37pm

    A twenty-one year old man has been sentenced at St Albans Crown Court yesterday (December 2) after he scammed a retired couple over the phone.   Conrad Mukama from Fontwell Close in Northolt pleaded guilty to conspiracy to defraud between March and May 2013 (correct) and received an immediate six month custodial sentence.   On the evening...

  • 21 Nov 2014

    Man charged with fraud and disqualified driving in St Albans

    21 Nov 2014, 16:20pm

    A 26-year-old man was arrested and later charged with possession of stolen identity cards and driving whilst disqualified after being stopped by Safer Neighbourhood officers in St Peter’s Street earlier this month.   Constatantien Pitigoi, of Spring Gardens, Woodford Green in  Essex appeared at Hatfield remand court after being arrested on November...

  • 14 Oct 2014

    Prolific burglar from Waltham Cross given a chance to reform

    14 Oct 2014, 16:21pm

    A prolific burglar who admitted committing over a hundred crimes in Hertfordshire has been Hertfordshire has been allowed to take part in the Choices and Consequences (C2) rehabilitation programme which compels him to give up his life of crime, or face a lengthy prison sentence.   In return 33-year-old Tomas Drungelas, from Waltham Cross, will...

  • 2 Sep 2014

    Watford man sentenced to six years in custody for Grievous Bodily Harm

    2 Sep 2014, 13:03pm

    A man has been sentenced to six years in custody after pleading guilty to a count of Grievous Bodily Harm. The man who is in his forties and from Watford, cannot be named to prevent identification of his victim. He was sentenced following a hearing at St Albans Crown Court on Friday (August 25th). The incident happened on Wednesday April 4th when he...

  • 24 Jul 2014

    Distraction burglar convicted after targeting 94 year old Cuffley woman

    24 Jul 2014, 12:34pm

    A man has been sentenced to over two year’s imprisonment for committing a distraction burglary in Cuffley. 36 year old Michael Casey of Maple Avenue in West Drayton appeared at St Albans Crown Court on Tuesday (July 22) and pleaded guilty. He was sentenced to 26 months in prison. The incident occurred at around 2.30pm on 5 March in a flat near the High...

  • 7 Jul 2014

    Hemel couple guilty of supplying controlled drugs

    7 Jul 2014, 18:36pm

    Jamil Rashid, Amber Blamey, 19, of Wood End Lane, Hemel Hempstead, was found guilty of supplying Class C controlled drugs at St Albans Crown Court on Friday July 4.  Her partner Jamil Rashid, 31, of Bradley Road, Luton had also previously pleaded guilty to the same charges.  The couple were concerned with the supply of various controlled drugs, which...

  • 4 Jul 2014

    Man charged with murder in Bishop’s Stortford

    4 Jul 2014, 10:38am

    A man will appear in court this morning (July 4) charged with the murder of a woman in Bishop’s Stortford. Officers from the Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire Major Crime Unit have been investigating since police were called to Bartholomew Road in the town at 10.46pm on Wednesday, July 2. The victim, 45 year old Sally Campion, was found...

  • 12 Jun 2014

    Renewed appeal to trace wanted man, David Potter

    12 Jun 2014, 13:06pm

    Police are renewing their appeal for information on the whereabouts of David Potter, who is wanted by police. The 20 year old, who is from Welwyn Garden City, is wanted for breaching a court order from St Albans Crown Court. An appeal was issued to the public in May and despite efforts to locate him, police are issuing a fresh appeal and asking members...

  • 16 May 2014

    Man charged in connection with distraction burglaries in Cuffley

    16 May 2014, 12:46pm

    A man has been charged in connection with a distraction burglary which occurred in Cuffley in March. The incident occurred at around 2.30pm on March 5th in a flat near the High Street.  It is alleged two men gained access to the victim’s property by claiming to be carrying out work in the block of flats. Whilst the victim, who is in her 90s, was distracted...

  • 10 Apr 2014

    Confiscation order seizing over half a million in cash and assets

    10 Apr 2014, 12:00pm

    A confiscation order resulting in the forfeiture of cash and assets totalling over half a million pounds has ensured that a drug gang have been hit where it hurts – in the pocket. Officers from the Eastern Region Specialist Operations Unit – ERSOU ran operation Herald in 2012 – which resulted in six members of the gang receiving over 30 years in custody. A...

  • 12 Jun 2013

    Man sentenced to seven years for grievous bodily harm

    12 Jun 2013, 12:51pm

    A man from Broxbourne received a seven-year prison sentence after being convicted of grievous bodily harm at a trial at St Albans Crown Court on June 6th. Derek Potts, 39, of Rowan Drive, Broxbourne, was arrested after a driver reported to police that Potts had driven a motorbike at him following an altercation, close to the Bull’s Head public house...

  • 10 Jun 2013
  • 24 Apr 2013

    Serial burglar sentenced to eight years in prison

    24 Apr 2013, 15:54pm

    A serial burglar has been sentenced to eight years in prison after being charged in connection with over 30 burglaries.   Bernard McDonagh, 48, no address given, pleaded guilty to 32 offences at St Albans Crown Court on Tuesday, 23 April.   A total of 11 burglaries were carried out in Kent while other offences took place in London, Hampshire, Sussex,...

  • 2 Apr 2013

    Drug Dealing Gang Jailed For 30 Years

    2 Apr 2013, 10:18am

    A 44 year old Bedfordshire man who was the lynchpin for a drug smuggling operation has been sentenced to 14 years in prison following an undercover police operation run by the Eastern Region Special Operations Unit (ERSOU). On Wednesday March 27, Sean Davie, of Eaton Mews, Greenfield, was jailed after he pleaded guilty to three offences of conspiracy...

  • 14 Feb 2013

    Ten years given to distraction burglars

    14 Feb 2013, 15:42pm

    Two men have been sentenced to over 10 year’s imprisonment after committing distraction burglaries in Watford and Borehamwood. 43 year old John Gallagher from Ambleside Close in Leyton and 41 year old John Kerrigan of Hyde Close, Romford, appeared at St Albans Crown Court on Tuesday (February 12) and pleaded guilty at the beginning of trial. John Gallagher...

  • 31 Jan 2013

    Guilty verdict police statement DS Khanna

    31 Jan 2013, 15:42pm

    A jury has found the man accused of stabbing Shobhna Jethwa to death in her Luton home last September, guilty of her murder. The verdict on Sultan Khan, 51, from Durbar Road in Luton was delivered at St Albans Crown Court today (Jan 31). He will be sentenced for his crime on Monday. During the trial the court heard how he stabbed the 46-year-old mother...



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