Three men jailed following crime spree - Luton


Three men from Luton have been jailed for more than six years after committing a number of crimes in the area over a seven month period.

St Albans Crown Court was told today, Monday, 24 August 2015, that the offences began in June of last year when Polish builder Radek Kemersky, aged 32, and his friend Lewis Stansfield, aged 20, were involved in an attack on the  51-year-old man in Chapel Street, Luton.

CCTV footage captured the moment when for no reason Kamersky from Hitchin Road, Luton launched into a vicious attack on the complete stranger, punching and kicking him in the face and head and even drop kicking him when he tried to get up. The victim's ordeal still wasn't over because then Stansfield from Hanswick Close, Luton then handed Kamersky a can of CS spray which was squirted into the face of the man.

Four months later in October of last year a third associate of the pair, Jessey Hughes, aged 20, was found at his caravan home in Thomas Road, Stopsley with a haul of stolen property taken during a burglary at a house in Hexton. Included in the property was the family's pet dog and their ferrets.

Miss Jennifer Dannhauser prosecuting said next Stansfield broke into a game keeper's cottage in Kings Walden on the Herts/Beds border and stole firearms from a locked steel cabinet that he gemmied open. The weapons have never been recovered and it's now feared they are in the hands of criminals.

Finally on 26 January this year Hughes and Stansfield together took part in a day time breakin at a house in Wheathamstead. They got in through the rear of the property and once inside stole a single £20 note. Outside on the drive they smashed the window of a parked car to look inside, but by now neighbours had alerted the police and the pair were soon arrested.

In court Kamerski, a father of two whose children are back in Poland, pleaded guilty to common assault on the man in Chapel Street and possessing a prohibited weapon. Stansfield admitted possessing a prohibited weapon. Hughes pleaded guilty to handling stolen property from the burglary in Hexton and Stansfield admitted burgling the game keeper's cottage and stealing the firearms. Finally, Hughes and Stansfield pleaded guilty to the Wheathamstead burglary.

Judge John Plumstead jailed Kamersky for 16 months, telling him what he'd done was "mean, cruel and vicious." Hughes was jailed for 27 months after the judge told him that the pet owners had been left heart broken when their dog was taken. Stansfield was given a three year sentence after the judge told him he had deliberately targetted the weapons at the game keeper's cottage which were now in the criminal underworld.

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