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Showing 1 - 8 of 8 results for crime type "Violent crime" & area "Thames and Chiltern"

Husband guilty of conspiring to kill shopkeeper Carol Morgan

The husband of a shopkeeper who was killed over forty years ago has been convicted of conspiring to murder her.

| Press Release , Violent crime , Thames and Chiltern News

Stevenage man jailed for life for prom night murder

A Stevenage man who stabbed a student to death on his prom night has been jailed for life today.

| Press Release , Violent crime , Thames and Chiltern News

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

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