Tony Henry, 37 of Dagenhem Avenue, Dagenham, was found guilty of attempted murder following a trial at Snaresbrook Crown Court. He was sentenced on Friday, 29 April to 20 years imprisonment with a five-year extended licence.
The court heard that police were called to reports of a man assaulted on Parsloes Avenue on 8 August 2015.
Henry attacked his victim, a 36-year-old man, stabbing him in the back of the head, the chest and slitting his throat twice.
The victim was taken by the London Ambulance Service to the Royal London Hospital where he was treated for head, neck and facial injuries and remained in hospital for approximately four weeks. He has since been discharged but continues to suffer the lasting effects of the attack.
Henry was arrested on 26 September 2015, on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm and charged the following...
James Fairweather, you may remain seated for the time being. I have to sentence you for two brutal and sadistic murders committed when you were only 15 years old. You are now 17. Your 18th birthday is in 3 months time on 5th August. For murder there is only one sentence prescribed by law: life imprisonment. Because you were under 18 when you committed these murders your life sentence has to be expressed as detention at Her Majesty’s Pleasure. That is the sentence I shall pass in due course, but I am also required to determine the minimum period you must serve in custody before you are even eligible to be considered for release on parole. Despite your young age that will be a very long period indeed. 2. You were convicted of these two offences of murder by the jury after a trial. You admitted the killings and had pleaded guilty to manslaughter on the grounds of diminished...
My first memory of being involved with the police was when I was about 12 or 13 years old. Outside the council flat where I was brought up I idly threw a pebble towards a telegraph pole when waiting impatiently for a friend to turn up. A police motorcyclist happened to ride by at that very moment and when asked I casually admitted to him that I had indeed thrown the pebble.......about the size of an old fashioned shilling. He took my name and address. The long and short of this sorry tale is that I appeared with my father some weeks later at the local police station to be given a stern warning from a sergeant about any similar future hooligan conduct. The next occasion I had imprinted on my mind about police activity was when shortly after becoming professionally qualified and days after I had bought but couldn`t afford a shiny new red sports convertible I had to collect it from the local police car pound where it had been taken for illegal parking. There was a deep ten inch scratch along one side. When...
Action Fraud has received a rise in the reporting of pets, and in particular puppies and kittens, being advertised for sale via popular online auction websites.
Fraudsters are placing adverts online using stolen photos of pets claiming they are currently held abroad or somewhere less accessible within the UK.
Once a sale is agreed and payment is made, usually by money transfer or bank transfer, the pet does not materialise. The fraudsters will usually ask for further advanced payments to cover courier charges, shipping fees or vet bills.
Even if further payments are made, the pet will still not materialise as it is likely that the pet does not exist.
Stay within auction guidelines to avoid being scammed:
Be cautious if the seller initially requests payment via one method, but later claims that due to ‘issues with their account’ they will need to take the payment via an alternative method such as a bank transfer.
Consider conducting research on other information provided by the seller, for example a...