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Showing 1 - 10 of 16 results for crime type "Violent crime" & area "Wessex"

Four men jailed for murdering Frazer Brabant

Four men have been jailed (14 July 2023) at Winchester Crown Court for brutally attacking Frazer Brabant in October 2019, who died three months later from his horrific injuries.

| Press Release , Violent crime , Wessex News

Three men jailed for the murder of Frantisek Olah

Three men have been jailed today (24 February 2023) at Winchester Crown Court for the murder of 30-year-old Frantisek Olah.

Je’Daine Carty, 18, Ismaila Kamarra-Jarra, 19 and Cohan Daley, 18, were found guilty of murder after a trial lasting 10 weeks.

| Press Release , Violent crime , Wessex News

'Manipulative' Havant woman jailed for murdering boyfriend

A manipulative woman obsessed with serial killers has been jailed for life for stabbing her on-off boyfriend to death in her bedroom.

| Press Release , Violent crime , Wessex News

Salisbury man jailed for manslaughter of Freddie Fontete-Jones

A man has been jailed today (6 February 2023) at Winchester Crown Court for killing Freddie Fontete-Jones with a single punch to the head that caused Freddie a catastrophic brain injury.

| Press Release , Violent crime , Wessex News

Wiltshire man sentenced for killing motorcyclist

A man from Wiltshire has been sentenced today (31 January 2023) at Winchester Crown Court after he deliberately drove into the back of a motorbike, causing the tragic death of 43-year-old Ryan Brindley.

| Press Release , Violent crime , Wessex News

Fareham man sentenced for attacking ambulance crew with a meat cleaver

A Fareham man has been sentenced today (27 January 2023) at Swindon Crown Court after he launched an attack on two ambulance crew workers who were there to give him medical attention.

| Press Release , Violent crime , Wessex News

Man guilty of murdering Thomas Roberts

A man has been found guilty today (23 January 2023) at Salisbury Crown Court of murdering 21-year-old Thomas Roberts.

| Press Release , Violent crime , Wessex News

Isle of Wight man jailed for hitting wife with a meat cleaver

A man from the Isle of Wight has been jailed after he hit his wife over the head with a meat cleaver on Christmas Eve last year, causing her a serious head injury.

| Press Release , Violent crime, Domestic abuse , Wessex News

Southampton man guilty of attempting to murder woman in the New Forest

A 27-year-old-man has been found guilty of attempting to murder a woman after he seriously assaulted her and tried to drown her in boggy water by the side of Rollestone Road, Beaulieu.

| Press Release , Violent crime , Wessex News

UPDATED WITH SENTENCE: Alton man guilty of killing woman to fund his drug habit

Sentence update: Matthew Reynolds was sentenced to life imprisonment on Friday 10 June at Winchester Crown Court. He will serve a minimum of 14 years in prison.

Originally published on 6 May 2022

| Press Release , Violent crime , Wessex News

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