Teenager jailed for attempted murder and sex offences - Bracknell


A teenager appeared at Reading Crown Court on Friday, 23 October 2015, and was jailed for a total of 17 years for the attempted murder of two teenage girls in Bracknell in March this year, and six counts of sexual assault against a further two girls in 2014.

Callum Stroomer, aged 18, of Dee Road, Tilehurst, had admitted causing grievous bodily harm (GBH) with intent when he appeared in court last month but denied attempting to murder the two girls.  However, on 16 September 2015, a jury at Reading Crown Court found him guilty of two counts of attempted murder.

On Friday he was sentenced to 13 and a half years imprisonment for each count of attempted murder, which will run concurrently.

He was also sentenced to a further three and a half years imprisonment for two counts of causing a child to engage in sexual activity, two counts of sexual assault by penetration and two counts of rape, to run consecutively with the attempted murder sentence.

In addition to the custodial sentence, Stroomer was issued an indefinite sexual harm prevention order and ordered to sign the sexual offenders' register for life.