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Showing 1 - 10 of 16 results for crime type "Violent crime" & area "Thames and Chiltern"

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

Ian Stewart: Killer of children’s author guilty of murdering wife and sentenced to whole life order

A man who was jailed for killing children’s author Helen Bailey has today been found guilty of murdering his wife six years earlier.

| Press Release , Violent crime , Thames and Chiltern News

Boyfriend convicted in Beth Aspey murder case

A woman’s boyfriend has been convicted of killing her in an alcohol-fuelled fight just weeks after she told a friend she was looking for an ‘escape route’ out of their relationship.

| Press Release , Violent crime , Thames and Chiltern News

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