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Showing 1 - 10 of 13 results for crime type "Violent crime" & area "London South"

Man jailed for setting fires near homeless people as they slept in Croydon

Montel Nowhia-Job, 24, set alight the sleeping bags of two rough sleepers in Croydon as they slept.

| Press Release , Violent crime , London South News

Man sentenced for assaulting Professor Chris Whitty

A man who assaulted the Government’s Chief Medical Officer as he walked through a central London park has been convicted and sentenced.

| Press Release , Violent crime , CPS, London South News

Brothers convicted of Croydon drive-by shotgun attack on law student

Two brothers who shot an innocent law student in the face as he was returning home from a night out have been convicted for their parts in the attack.

| Press Release , Violent crime , London South News

Clubber who punched man unconscious outside nightclub jailed

Bertrand Sisk, 28, attacked his victim outside Pure nightclub in Bexleyheath.

| Press Release , Violent crime , London South News

Man carried out attack outside Home Office

Dominic Hornberger, 31, travelled to the Home Office building before attacking a worker with a knife.

| Press Release , Violent crime , London South News

Man jailed for violent central London robbery

A man involved in a violent and racist robbery that left one victim unconscious and another needing facial reconstruction, has been jailed for four years.

| Press Release , Violent crime , London South News

Prosecuting those who assault emergency workers

These are just some of the successful cases prosecuted by CPS London South in recent weeks.

| Press Release , Violent crime , London South News

Man sentenced for spitting on former Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn during first wave of pandemic

A man who spat in the face of Islington North MP Jeremy Corbyn and verbally abused Mr Corbyn's wife during the first wave of the pandemic has been sentenced.

| Press Release , Violent crime , CPS, London South News

Man pleads guilty to Regent's Park mosque stabbing in prayer hall

Daniel Horton, 30, stabbed his 70-year-old victim during prayers at the London Central Mosque, Regent’s Park, on 20 February 2020.

| Press Release , Violent crime , CPS, London South News

Man convicted over Notting Hill Carnival lip attack

A man who said he was the devil before biting the lip off a fellow carnival-goer has admitted causing grievous bodily harm with intent.

| Press Release , Violent crime , CPS, London South News

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