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Showing 1 - 10 of 10 results for crime type "Violent crime" & area "Thames and Chiltern"

Murderer and cat killer Scarlet Blake jailed for life

Scarlet Blake will spend at least 24 years in prison after being found guilty of murdering 30-year-old Jorge Carreno in Oxford in 2021.

| Press Release , Violent crime , Thames and Chiltern News

CPS statement on the sentencing of Anthony Bennison and Nicholas Papworth

Yesterday Antony Bennison, 25, and Nicholas Papworth, 33, were jailed for life for the murder of Patrick Howard and Adam Fanelli, and the attempted murder of a third victim.

| Press Release , Violent crime , Thames and Chiltern News

Wellingborough boxer jailed for life for murder of Kamil Leszczynski after body found in Bedfordshire

A boxer from Wellingborough has been handed a life sentence in prison after being convicted of murder. He must serve a minimum term of 23 years.

| Press Release , Violent crime , Thames and Chiltern News

Three jailed following murder of Keith Green – Banbury

Three people have been sentenced today to a total of 48 years in prison following the murder of Banbury resident Keith Green who was stabbed to death in his back garden.  In December 2022, 25-year-old Mark Meadows and 20-year-old Travis Gorton were found guilty of murdering Mr Green, while two others, 38-year-old Louise Grieve and a 15-year-old youth were convicted of manslaughter. The jury’s verdict came after a two-month trial at Oxford Crown Court. 

| Press Release , Violent crime , Thames and Chiltern News

Buncefield oil depot protestors guilty of aggravated trespass

Two protesters have been convicted of aggravated trespass and sentenced after taking part in a protest at Buncefield oil depot in Hertfordshire in April.

| Press Release , Violent crime , Thames and Chiltern News

Arsonist who killed two people in flat fire jailed for life

A Reading man who admitted murdering two people when he set fire to a block of flats has today been sentenced to a whole life order.

| Press Release , Violent crime , Thames and Chiltern News

Four jailed for kidnap, rape and assault of young woman in Banbury

Four people who trapped a woman in a Banbury flat then tortured, threatened and raped her, have today been given prison sentences.

| Press Release , Sexual offences, Violent crime , Thames and Chiltern News

Donald Robertson: Predatory sex offender found guilty in historic rape and murder case

A predatory sex offender who attacked women over a 26-year period has been found guilty of the murder of Shani Warren in 1987 and the kidnap and rape of another victim six years earlier. 

| Press Release , Violent crime, Sexual offences , Thames and Chiltern News

Reading men jailed for the killing of Raheem Hanif

Four men who were found guilty of killing Raheem Hanif in a violent attack in Tilehurst last February have been given prison sentences totalling 50 years. 

| Press Release , Violent crime , Thames and Chiltern News

Canal boat renovator jailed for murdering former police officer Clive Porter

Sylwester Krajewski, 50, was convicted of murdering 63-year-old canal worker Clive Porter, a retired police officer known for his gentle demeanour and love of the outdoors, after a jury found him guilty at Reading Crown Court earlier this week. Today he was sentenced to life in prison with a minimum term of 35 years.

| Press Release , Violent crime , Thames and Chiltern News

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Gary Cockram
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Telephone: 0203 357 0625

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Telephones: 0113 290 2839 / 07500 835186

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