Hatton Garden ringleader ‘Basil’ sentenced to prison four years after burglary – The Independent

Posted March 18th, 2019 in burglary, news, sentencing by tracey

‘An alarm specialist known as “Basil” has been sentenced to 10 years in prison four years after carrying out the £14m Hatton Garden heist.’

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The Independent, 18th March 2019

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Abolishing short prison sentences will let ‘thousands of hardened criminals avoid jail’, report claims – The Independent

‘Ministers’ calls for short prison sentences to be abolished would see thousands of hardened criminals avoid jail, a report has claimed.’

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The Independent, 25th February 2019

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Family sentenced over £240,000 theft and damage at Thwaites brewery – Crown Prosecution Service

Posted February 22nd, 2019 in burglary, conspiracy, criminal damage, press releases, sentencing by tracey

‘Two family members who ransacked the historic Thwaites Brewery, causing more than £240,000 in damage, were sentenced to a combined eight years in prison today.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 21st February 2019

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Grindr cheat pharmacist guilty of wife’s murder – BBC News

Posted December 5th, 2018 in burglary, domestic violence, fraud, insurance, internet, murder, news, telecommunications by sally

‘A pharmacist who strangled his wife with a Tesco bag so he could start a new life with his boyfriend has been found guilty of murder.’

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BBC News, 4th December 2018

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Prosecutor wants more convictions for crimes against elderly – BBC News

‘The head of the Crown Prosecution Service in Wales says he wants to see more prosecutions of people who commit crimes against older people.’

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BBC News, 19th November 2018

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Burglar jailed after being found asleep and cradling stolen jewellery in his arms – The Independent

Posted November 12th, 2018 in burglary, news, sentencing by tracey

‘A burglar who was found fast asleep cradling stolen jewellery in his arms, has been jailed.’

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The Independent, 10th November 2018

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Scratched burglar jailed after being caught by nail clipping DNA – BBC News

Posted September 12th, 2018 in burglary, DNA, evidence, news, sentencing by tracey

‘A violent burglar who tried to destroy DNA evidence by clipping his victim’s fingernails has been jailed.’

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BBC News, 11th September 2018

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Hatton Garden raider Daniel Jones given more jail time – BBC News

Posted August 15th, 2018 in burglary, confiscation, conspiracy, news, sentencing by sally

‘One of the ringleaders behind the Hatton Garden raid has been given additional jail time for failing to pay his confiscation order.’

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BBC News, 14th August 2018

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Cheese burglar: Hungry thief caught after leaving DNA on a block of Red Leicester – Daily Telegraph

Posted August 10th, 2018 in burglary, DNA, news by sally

‘A hungry burglar was caught after leaving his DNA on a block of cheese, a court heard yesterday.’

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Daily Telegraph, 9th August 2018

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Burglars fended off by woman using husband’s crutch jailed – BBC News

Posted April 12th, 2018 in burglary, closed circuit television, elderly, news, sentencing by sally

‘Two burglars who were fended off by an 87-year-old woman armed with her husband’s crutch have been jailed.’

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BBC News, 11th April 2018

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What are your rights in tackling burglars? – BBC News

‘The arrest of a man over the death of an alleged burglar has reignited the debate about a person’s right to defend their home. So what are those rights?’

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BBC News, 5th April 2018

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Gentleman thief carried out over 100 burglaries mostly on his bicycle – leaving homes he’d raided ‘neat’ and ‘tidy’ – Daily Telegraph

Posted March 2nd, 2018 in burglary, news, sentencing by tracey

‘A gentleman thief who carried out over 100 burglaries mostly on his bicycle before leaving homes “neat” and “tidy” has been jailed for over five years.’

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Daily Telegraph, 1st March 2018

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Arsonist jailed for setting fires including at Titanic exhibition – Crown Prosecution Service

Posted February 26th, 2018 in arson, burglary, criminal damage, guilty pleas, news, sentencing by tracey

‘A man from Sheffield who admitted to deliberately setting fire to a museum, a university and a hospital, so he could steal from the evacuated buildings, has been jailed.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 24th February 2018

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Guy Hedger shooting: Two men jailed for executive’s murder – BBC News

Posted January 23rd, 2018 in burglary, firearms, murder, news, sentencing by sally

‘Two men have been jailed for murdering an executive in a botched burglary at his luxury home.’

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BBC News, 22nd January 2018

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Reclusive pensioner did ‘nothing more than was necessary’ when he shot dead a burglar, prosecutors rule – Daily Telegraph

Posted December 12th, 2017 in burglary, firearms, news, self-defence by sally

‘A pensioner, who shot dead a burglar inside his secluded home, has avoided prosecution for killing the man, after it was deemed he acted in self defence and did “nothing more than was necessary”.’

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Daily Telegraph, 11th December 2017

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Man abseiled into woman’s London home, beat her with crowbar, stabbed her and left her for dead – The Independent

Posted November 24th, 2017 in attempted murder, attempts, burglary, murder, news, sentencing by tracey

‘A man abseiled into a woman’s London home, bludgeoned her with a crowbar and stabbed her before leaving her for dead. Fatmir Stafasani, 49, who has been jailed for 18 years for the “careful” and premeditated attack, was caught on CCTV leaving the Fulham flat while still clutching the crowbar.’

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The Independent, 23rd November 2017

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Burglar jailed for 20 years after killing father and daughter in house fire – The Guardian

Posted November 10th, 2017 in arson, burglary, murder, news, sentencing by tracey

‘A debt-ridden gambler has been jailed for 20 years for killing a father and his eight-year-old daughter by setting their home alight in a “seriously reckless” attempt to cover up a burglary.’

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The Guardian, 9th November 2017

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Burglar who murdered former navy officer jailed for 27 years – The Guardian

Posted November 1st, 2017 in burglary, murder, news, sentencing by sally

‘A serial burglar will serve at least 27 years in prison for twice running over a former Royal Navy officer in a botched house burglary as his wife watched in horror.’

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The Guardian, 1st November 2017

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Mastermind of Heathrow ‘Thomas Crown Affair’ £7m heist jailed – Daily Telegraph

Posted October 19th, 2017 in burglary, conspiracy, money laundering, news, sentencing, theft by tracey

‘The mastermind behind a £7 million heist reminiscent of the Thomas Crown Affair had criminal friends burgle an elderly lady’s £1 million home to drive down the price, a court has heard. Rafaqat Hussain, 41, was said to be “at the heart of the conspiracy” which saw two Loomis van drivers steal cash belonging to Credit Suisse from inside a British Airways cargo depot at Heathrow airport.’

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Daily Telegraph, 19th October 2017

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Blind burglar jailed for his 192nd offence after leading police on chase from school raid into river – Daily Telegraph

Posted October 2nd, 2017 in burglary, disabled persons, imprisonment, news, police, sentencing by sally

‘A blind burglar has been jailed for his 192nd offence after leading police on a chase from school raid into a river.’

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Daily Telegraph, 1st October 2017

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