Pair jailed after ty­ing up mum and son

Bur­glars caged for threat­en­ing el­derly woman and 53-year-old man with stun gun

Harefield Gazette - - NEWS - By Zoe Drewett zoe.drewett@trin­i­tymir­

TWO pro­lific bur­glars who tied up and threat­ened a 71-year-old woman and her son with a stun gun have been jailed.

The men were sentenced to 26 years in prison be­tween them for a string of of­fences in­clud­ing the ag­gra­vated bur­glary and at­tempt­ing to run over a po­lice of­fi­cer, and oth­ers com­mit­ted across West London.

David Au­gus­tine, 36, of Cromwell Road, Hayes, was jailed for 15 years.

Kr­ishna Mod­ely, 27, from Chert­sey, was sentenced to 11 years at Isle­worth Crown Court on Fri­day, Septem­ber 5.

A third man, Craig Sadler, 31 of Tu­dor Road, Hayes, was ar­rested in Fe­bru­ary and charged with ag­gra­vated bur­glary but fol­low­ing the trial he was found not guilty.

Au­gus­tine and Mod­ely en­tered a home in Lower Cip­pen­ham Lane, Slough, where a 71-year-old woman and her 53-yearold son were liv­ing, at around 10pm on Tues­day, Fe­bru­ary 11.

Dur­ing the or­deal the woman was grabbed from be­hind, pushed into her bed­room and her jew­ellery was force­fully re­moved.

Her son was threat­ened with a stun gun.

Both vic­tims had their hands and feet tied to­gether and their faces cov­ered with a pil­low.

An Audi A6, Asian gold valu­ing £15,000, £7,200 in cash and a num­ber of elec­tri­cal items were stolen.

De­spite nei­ther vic­tim be­ing able to iden­tify the sus­pects due to shock, an in­ves­ti­ga­tion by Hilling­don Crime Squad suc­cess­fully linked both Au­gus­tine and Mod­ely to the scene.

Au­gus­tine re­ceived 10 years for the ag­gra­vated bur­glary, three years for at­tempted GBH of a po­lice of­fi­cer, one year for a bur­glary at Fern Lane, Houn­slow and one year for a bur­glary at Sil­verdale Close in Northolt.

A sen­tence of one year for a bur­glary in Brent­vale Av­enue, Southall, six months for mak­ing off with­out pay­ment from a BP garage in Green­ford and four months for driv­ing whilst dis­qual­i­fied will be served dur­ing his 15 years in jail.

Au­gus­tine has also been dis­qual­i­fied from driv­ing for 10 years.

Mod­ely was also jailed for 10 years for his part in the ag­gra­vated bur­glary, one year for a bur­glary at Fern Lane in Houn­slow and one year, to be served con­cur­rently, for mak­ing off with­out pay­ment from the BP garage in Green­ford.

Det Con Emma Butcher from Hilling­don Crime Squad said: “The el­derly mother and her son are still com­ing to terms with their terrifying or­deal. I hope that with this sen­tence they find some com­fort and can go on to live their lives with­out fear.

“For­tu­nately, th­ese in­ci­dents are very rare and hope­fully the two dan­ger­ous in­di­vid­u­als will re­flect on how their ac­tions have had a trau­matic and long last­ing ef­fect on all those in­volved”

A day after the bur­glary, Au­gus­tine was spot­ted driv­ing the stolen Audi in Wood End, Hayes, by a po­lice of­fi­cer. He mounted the curb and drove at the of­fi­cer, who had to dive out of the way to avoid get­ting hit.

He was again seen driv­ing the stolen car on Fe­bru­ary 20, now with false num­ber plates, and was ar­rested, along with two other men who as­sisted him dur­ing the bur­glary in Southall.

Mod­ely was ar­rested dur­ing a po­lice search of his home on Fe­bru­ary 26.

Det Ch Insp Richard Turner said: “An ex­cel­lent in­ves­ti­ga­tion was con­ducted by a num­ber of of­fi­cers from Hilling­don Crime Squad.

“Th­ese sig­nif­i­cant sen­tences would not have been pos­si­ble with­out the hard work of th­ese of­fi­cers and the brav­ery of the vic­tims.”

Two other men who as­sisted Au­gus­tine dur­ing the bur­glary in Brent­vale Av­enue in Southall will be sentenced on Tues­day, Oc­to­ber 2.

They ad­mit­ted the charge at a hear­ing in May.

Kr­ishna Mod­ely (left) and David Au­gus­tine


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