Gang member jailed for London acid attack – Crown Prosecution Service

Posted October 4th, 2018 in conspiracy, hazardous substances, press releases, robbery, sentencing by tracey

‘The ringleader of a gang who sprayed corrosive cleaning fluid in the face of a shopkeeper during a failed robbery has been jailed for ten years, with a further four years on licence.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 3rd October 2018

Source: www.cps.gov.uk

Acid attack car thieves convicted – Crown Prosecution Service

Posted September 14th, 2018 in conspiracy, hazardous substances, press releases, robbery by tracey

‘A gang of carjackers who sprayed corrosive ammonia into the eyes of their victims have been convicted after a public appeal by former boxer Michael Watson.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 13th September 2018

Source: www.cps.gov.uk

Trial of alleged Hatton Garden mastermind ‘Basil’ faces delay due to film about the robbery – Daily Telegraph

Posted September 4th, 2018 in delay, media, news, robbery, trials by sally

‘The trial of an alleged mastermind of the Hatton Garden heist has been delayed until next year following a new blockbuster film release about the robbery.’

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Daily Telegraph, 3rd September 2018

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Man jailed for £53m UK heist will not have to repay share of proceeds – The Guardian

Posted August 30th, 2018 in confiscation, news, proceeds of crime, repayment, robbery by sally

‘A cage fighter convicted of taking part in a £53m armed robbery has been excused from paying back his alleged share of the stolen cash after a secret court hearing.’

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The Guardian, 29th August 2018

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Moped mugger who stabbed man to death for his Rolex jailed for life – The Independent

Posted July 20th, 2018 in murder, news, robbery, sentencing by tracey

‘A murderer who stabbed a father to death while trying to steal his Rolex watch has been jailed for a minimum of 35 years.’

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The Independent, 19th July 2018

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Armed robber in drag jailed for Liverpool sex shop raid – BBC News

Posted May 25th, 2018 in firearms, news, robbery, sentencing by sally

‘A robber who held up a sex shop at gunpoint while wearing make-up, a wig, and a bright red dress has been jailed for five-and-a-half years.’

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BBC News, 24th May 2018

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Hatton Garden raiders must pay back over £6m, judge rules – The Guardian

Posted January 31st, 2018 in confiscation, news, robbery by sally

‘The four ringleaders jailed for the audacious Hatton Garden raid must pay back more than £6m between them or each serve another seven years in prison, a judge has ruled.’

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The Guardian, 30th January 2018

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Jail for cleaning fluid attack robbers – BBC News

Posted December 11th, 2017 in grievous bodily harm, hazardous substances, imprisonment, news, robbery, sentencing by sally

‘Two robbers who laughed after spraying women in their faces with cleaning fluid have been jailed for 10 years.’

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BBC News, 8th December 2017

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Man ‘brutally’ attacked woman, 88, asleep in her Chorley home – BBC News

Posted November 9th, 2017 in assault, news, robbery, sentencing by tracey

‘A man who dragged an 88-year-old woman out of her bed and “brutally” assaulted her before ransacking her home has been jailed.’

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BBC News, 9th November 2017

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Moped robbery gang jailed after 100-victim crime spree – BBC News

Posted October 12th, 2017 in conspiracy, gangs, motorcycles, news, offensive weapons, robbery, sentencing by sally

‘A moped gang that robbed more than 100 people, including an attempted robbery on former chancellor George Osborne, has been jailed.’

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BBC News, 11th October 2017

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Security guards found guilty of stealing £7m from their own van after staging fake robbery – The Independent

Posted October 6th, 2017 in news, robbery, security companies, theft by tracey

‘Two security guards have been found guilty of staging a fake robbery to steal £7m from their own cash-in-transit van.’

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The Independent, 5th October 2017

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Armed robber dressed as witch jailed for Newport Co-op raid – BBC News

Posted August 23rd, 2017 in dangerous driving, imprisonment, news, offensive weapons, robbery, sentencing by sally

‘A man has been jailed for life following an armed robbery on a supermarket while dressed as a witch.’

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BBC News, 22nd August 2017

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Wolverhampton father who planned fatal robbery will spend longer in prison – Attorney General’s Office

Posted July 21st, 2017 in conspiracy, news, press releases, robbery, sentencing by tracey

‘Robber to spend another 4 and a half years in prison following Attorney General referral to Court of Appeal.’

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Attorney General's Office, 20th July 2017

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Judge mugged at champagne bottle-point by thief who demanded kiss goodbye, court hears – Daily Telegraph

Posted May 31st, 2017 in burglary, judges, news, robbery by sally

‘High Court judge was mugged at champagne bottle-point by a thief who then demanded a kiss goodbye, a court has heard.’

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Daily Telegraph, 30th May 2017

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Two jailed for Ali Qasemi pizza delivery killing – BBC News

Posted November 21st, 2016 in homicide, news, robbery, sentencing by sally

‘Two men who killed a takeaway delivery driver in a “snatch-and-grab” robbery for three pizzas have been jailed.’

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BBC News, 18th November 2016

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Pizza Hut delivery driver Ali Qasemi’s killer found guilty – BBC News

Posted October 28th, 2016 in homicide, news, robbery by sally

‘A man has been found guilty of killing a takeaway delivery driver in a “snatch and grab” robbery for three pizzas.’

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BBC News, 27th October 2016

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Hatton Garden heist ringleader refused leave to appeal against sentence – The Guardian

Posted September 19th, 2016 in appeals, news, robbery, sentencing by tracey

‘The oldest member of the Hatton Garden jewellery raid gang has failed in an attempt to win a reduction of his jail sentence.’

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The Guardian, 16th September 2016

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Man jailed over Oldham carjacking of woman, 78 – BBC News

‘A man has been jailed for 11 years after he stole an elderly woman’s car and ran her over with it.’

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BBC News, 19th July 2016

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Man found guilty of murdering sex worker in Leeds – The Guardian

Posted July 5th, 2016 in immigration, murder, news, prostitution, robbery by sally

‘A 24-year-old man has been found guilty of murdering a sex worker in Leeds before spending the money he stole from her on takeaways, drugs and cigarettes.’

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The Guardian, 4th July 2016

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Regina v Anwar (Umar) and others [2016] EWCA Crim 551 – WLR Daily

Regina v Anwar (Umar) and others [2016] EWCA Crim 551

‘The victim was telephoned and offered a supply of cannabis, as a result of which he drove to the appointed place where he got into a silver car, joining the three occupants, to complete the purchase. The front passenger pointed a shotgun at his face while the driver brandished a knife. As the victim attempted to escape two men exited a white van nearby and attempted to take his car. The man with the shotgun fired two shots but the victim escaped. Six defendants stood trial on charges of attempted murder, conspiracy to commit robbery and possession of a firearm with intent to commit robbery. The Crown argued that this was a well-planned criminal enterprise as shown on the CCTV footage and by the frequent mobile phone calls between the defendants which showed that all the robbers had the necessary knowledge that a firearm was to be carried with the intention that it should be used during the course of the robbery with the required, if conditional, intention to kill. The trial judge ruled that, although there was a case for all defendants to answer in respect of the count of conspiracy to rob, there was no case in relation to attempted murder and possession of a firearm with intent because there was no evidence to establish a prima facie case as to (a) any particular defendant being in the silver car; (b) any particular defendant holding the shotgun either in the silver car or when the shots were fired; or (c) crucially, any particular defendant being aware, by the time of travelling to the scene, that the shotgun was loaded, or that he was intending that it should be used if necessary specifically to kill. The Crown appealed against the judge’s ruling, pursuant to the provisions of section 58 of the Criminal Justice Act 2003.’

WLR Daily, 1st July 2016

Source: www.iclr.co.uk