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Seven sentenced for smash and grab raids

11/01/2013

Seven people have been sentenced for their part in a series of smash and grab raids in the summer of 2011.

Steven Dedman, Reece Jackson, Lizzy Andrews, Paul Fern, Grant McCarroll, Dean Cole and Bradley White were sentenced today at Southwark Crown Court.

Alison Saunders, CPS London Chief Crown Prosecutor, said: "The criminal activities of these individuals were prolific. During the summer of 2011, they carried out 46 smash and grab burglaries, attempted burglaries and robberies on commercial premises and stole almost £1 million worth of goods. Although each of these offenders played a different part, they worked as a team committing the crimes. The sentences imposed reflect the very serious view the courts take in dealing with organised offending such as this.

"CPS London is committed to tackling the menace of smash and grab raids. We will work tirelessly using all our available resources to ensure that those who commit offences such as these are brought to justice and punished, ensuring those who work in commercial premises are able to go about their work without fear of violence or loss."

Background

Steven Dedman pleaded guilty to conspiracy to burgle and conspiracy to possess criminal property and was found guilty of two counts of robbery.

Dedman was acquitted of three counts of robbery and possession of an imitation firearm.

Sentenced to a total of six and a half years imprisonment.

 

Reece Jackson pleaded guilty to conspiracy to burgle and was found guilty of one count of robbery.

Jackson was acquitted of one count of robbery and possession of an imitation firearm.

Sentenced to a total of five years imprisonment.

 

Lizzy Andrews pleaded guilty to conspiracy to burgle and conspiracy to possess criminal property.

Sentenced to 12 months imprisonment suspended for two years with 100 hours of unpaid work.

 

Paul Fearn was found guilty of one count of burglary.

Sentenced to 18 months imprisonment.

 

Grant McCarroll was found guilty of acts tending to pervert the course of justice. Sentenced to nine months imprisonment.

 

Dean Cole pleaded guilty to conspiracy to burgle.

Sentenced to two years imprisonment suspended for two years. Curfew between 9pm and 7am for six months.

 

Bradley White pleaded guilty to conspiracy to burgle and conspiracy to possess criminal property.

Sentenced to FOUR years imprisonment.

 

Daniel White was acquitted of two counts of handling stolen goods.

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