Man jailed following four-hour car-jacking spree in Hull

09/06/2017

A Humberside man has been sentenced to nine years' imprisonment with an extended period of four years on licence at Hull Crown Court today after embarking on a four hour drink and drug-fuelled carjacking spree in Hull, armed with an imitation firearm, in the early hours of 3 March 2017.

Leon Ndenu, who has 25 previous convictions, pleaded guilty on 15 May to 18 offences involving taking or attempting to take eight vehicles, three robberies, threatening nine people with an imitation firearm, threatening one victim with a knife and assaulting two others.

Catherine Ainsworth, from the CPS, said: "This was a sustained and terrifying incident in the early hours of the morning. In his determination to steal the vehicles, Ndenu displayed reckless disregard for the safety of others and his behaviour traumatised many of those who were caught up in it.

"Following a thorough police investigation, we were able to build a robust case against this very dangerous defendant. He has now been sentenced to nine years in prison. Our thoughts remain with his victims and all those who were affected by his actions."

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Catherine Ainsworth is a Senior District Crown Prosecutor with CPS Yorkshire and Humberside