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Showing 1 - 10 of 17 results for crime type "Violent crime" & area "London South"

Seven men jailed for performing extreme body modifications

Seven men involved in performing life-changing procedures ranging from the amputation of penises and castration to the freezing of limbs that required amputation, have been jailed today for their part in a dangerous underworld of extreme body modifications.

| Press Release , Violent crime , London South News

Four men jailed for drive-by shooting outside church

Four men responsible for a drive-by shooting outside a church, injuring members of a congregation attending a memorial service, have been jailed.

| Press Release , Violent crime , London South News

Four men jailed after stabbing a man over 60 times on New Year’s Day

Four men who stabbed a man over 60 times after luring him away from a family party on New Year’s Day have been jailed.

| Press Release , Violent crime , London South News

Man sentenced after stabbing three police officers in Central London

An attacker who stabbed three police officers in Westminster after attempting to steal a mobile phone has been jailed.

| Press Release , Violent crime , London South News

Two men sentenced for violent robbery spree in Central London

Two men were today sentenced to 17 years apiece for a series of violent offences including robbery and serious knife attacks on members of the public.

| Press Release , Violent crime , London South News

Police officer sentenced for using incapacitant spray on man climbing down from 12th floor of high-rise

Luke Wenham, 31, deployed two cans of PAVA spray whilst trying to apprehend his victim for robbery related offences.

| Press Release , Violent crime , London South News

Two people jailed for possessing firearms with intent to endanger life

A man and a woman have been jailed for firearms offences after two shotguns were found hidden in a house and a loaded revolver was later discovered in a handbag.

| Press Release , Violent crime , London South News

Man jailed for burgling Dynasty star

A man has been jailed for a total of 10 years and five months after pleading guilty to an aggravated burglary at actress Stephanie Beacham’s home, as well as a separate burglary in Sheffield.

| Press Release , Violent crime , London South News

Men sentenced to life for murder of Louise Kam

A chef and a delivery driver have each been sentenced to life imprisonment for the murder of a 71-year-old woman after a plan to plunder her life savings went wrong.

The body of Louise Kam had been concealed in a wheelie bin and was found at an address in Barnet on 1 August 2021.

| Press Release , Violent crime , London South News

Rapper and gang member jailed for seven years

A criminal gang member from South London has been sentenced to seven years after being convicted of possessing a loaded revolver while in an Uber.

| Press Release , Violent crime , London South News

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