Judged and jailed


Hayes & Harlington Gazette - - News -

MUR­DER, rape, as­sault, drug-deal­ing and fraud – these are some of the hor­rific crimes com­mit­ted by those jailed in west Lon­don in Septem­ber.

Vic­tims en­dured aw­ful beat­ings, dev­as­tat­ing in­juries and lost thou­sands of pounds to heart­less crim­i­nals. Crooks even took money meant for the fam­i­lies who lost their homes and loved ones in the ter­ri­ble Gren­fell Tower fire.

Thanks to the hard work of po­lice and prose­cu­tors these cal­lous men and women are now locked be­hind bars. We’ve rounded up the most shock­ing crimes and the jail sen­tences handed out by judges in Septem­ber.

Drugs-in-pants smug­gler

A West Dray­ton drug dealer has been jailed for 30 months after he was caught hid­ing 194 wraps of crack co­caine in his un­der­wear.

Maiya Kati, of Ruf­fle Close, was stopped and ar­rested by Sur­rey Po­lice after of­fi­cers be­came con­cerned of the sup­ply of Class A drugs. A strip-search of Kati re­vealed he had con­cealed the crack co­caine and heroin wraps in his pants.

The 24-year-old pleaded guilty to pos­sess­ing Class A drugs and was sen­tenced to 30 months in prison.

Hyp­o­crit­i­cal fraud­ster

A dis­graced Kens­ing­ton and Chelsea Coun­cil worker who stole more than £60,000 meant for Gren­fell Tower vic­tims to fund her own lav­ish life­style has been jailed for five-anda-half years.

Jenny McDon­agh, of Will­rose Cres­cent, Abbey Wood, spent the money on trips abroad, beauty treat­ments and ex­pen­sive meals after the coun­cil hired her as a fi­nance worker to hand cash to sur­vivors in Oc­to­ber last year.

Col­leagues said McDon­agh “al­ways had very vo­cal views of [other] Gren­fell fraud­sters, of­ten talk­ing openly about how dis­gusted she was with these peo­ple and that what they were do­ing was aw­ful”.

But in re­al­ity she had helped her­self to £62,062 from cash meant for sur­vivors. She even car­ried on spend­ing this money after her ar­rest on Au­gust 1.

The 39-year-old was sen­tenced at Isle­worth Crown Court on Septem­ber 28 to five-and-a-half years in prison after plead­ing guilty to fraud and theft.

Smug­gling gang

Gang mem­bers who at­tempted to smug­gle cig­a­rettes hid­den in pal­lets Cow­ley pub land­lord Erhan Sahin beat up his fi­ancee in a drunken rage

of floor un­der­lay to evade £1mil­lion in duty have been jailed for a to­tal of 10 years.

Six men were caught red-handed by HM Rev­enue and Cus­toms (HMRC) of­fi­cers at a stor­age fa­cil­ity in Lan­cashire, with more than 3.7 mil­lion il­le­gal cig­a­rettes.

HMRC in­ves­ti­ga­tors found three of the men load­ing laun­dry bags stuffed with cig­a­rettes into a hire van at a Premier Mill in­dus­trial unit in Jan­uary this year.

Lukasz Zwierz, 31, of Court Road, in Uxbridge, and Batosz Duzak, 29, of Hod­der Drive, Perivale, in Eal­ing, both pleaded guilty to the fraud­u­lent eva­sion of Ex­cise Duty and were each sen­tenced to 20 months. In to­tal the gang mem­bers were sen­tenced to 10 years in prison at Pre­ston Crown Court on Septem­ber 27.

Fi­ancée at­tacked

A jeal­ous pub land­lord was jailed for nine months after bat­ter­ing his fi­ancée fol­low­ing a night out.

Erhan Sahin, 29, dragged his part­ner Joyce Hope out of bed and “smacked her against the wall” in a drunken rage as she pleaded with him to stop at The Three Steps pub, which he ran on Cow­ley High Street.

The cou­ple had been out in cen­tral Lon­don to catch a mati­nee show fea­tur­ing one of Ms Hope’s friends be­fore mak­ing their way to a Harry Pot­ter-themed din­ner on Oc­to­ber 13, 2017.

The cou­ple clashed after Ms Hope, 24, said she wanted to go home and was later bom­barded with text mes­sages from Sahin, ac­cus­ing her of leav­ing hand-in-hand with a strange man. Ms Hope wept in the wit­ness box as she re­called be­ing wo­ken up by her rag­ing part­ner who pum­melled her face so hard she spat out one of her teeth.

A jury at the Old Bai­ley found Lukasz Zwierz, of Court Road, Uxbridge helped smug­gle cig­a­rettes

Sahin guilty of as­sault oc­ca­sion­ing ac­tual bod­ily harm (ABH) and as­sault by beat­ing on Septem­ber 4.

Joshua Folorunso

A man who set fire to a ve­hi­cle used in a fa­tal Lon­don shoot­ing has been jailed for six years for per­vert­ing the course of jus­tice.

Joshua Folorunso, 27, of Sta­tion Road, Loud­wa­ter, near High Wy­combe, burned a stolen black VW Tiguan in a car park in Knowles Close, West Dray­ton, after it was used in the killing of Khalid Farah.

The 26-year-old was shot in the chest as he sat in his car by Malique Thomp­son-Hill, 22, and Jer­mi­ane Paul, 23, in Southall on Novem­ber 11, last year. Joshua Folorunso set fire to a car used in the mur­der of Khalid Abdi Farah (above)

Thomp­son-Hill and Paul were both found guilty of mur­der fol­low­ing a “painstak­ing” in­ves­ti­ga­tion by the Metropoli­tan Po­lice. Both will spend a min­i­mum of 30 years in jail. Kens­ing­ton & Chelsea Coun­cil worker Jenny McDon­agh, stole more than £60,000 from a fund for vic­tims of the Gren­fell Tower fire

Phone records re­vealed that a third man was in­volved in the in­ci­dent - Folorunso was con­tacted nu­mer­ous times through­out the day of the killing.

Folorunso was jailed for six years.

Rapist foot­baller Mon­tell Moore

A former Charl­ton Ath­letic foot­baller who raped a teenage girl has been jailed for 11 years and six months.

Mon­tell Moore, 22, of Trim­mer Walk, Brent­ford, met his 17-year-old vic­tim on Tin­der and picked up her from a bus stop in the early hours of March 12, 2016.

The former Charl­ton mid­fielder took the girl to the house of his friend Sofian Zoberi, 23, where both men raped her.

The men were tried at Isle­worth Mag­is­trates’ Court and found guilty on Septem­ber 20. Moore was jailed for 11 years and six months, while Zoberi was given an eight-and-ahalf year prison sen­tence.

Preda­tor Javad Mah­davi-Ash­ford

A preda­tor who took ad­van­tage of a young woman in need of money, be­fore rap­ing her, has been jailed for nine years.

Javad Mah­davi-Ash­ford, 43, first took ad­van­tage of his teenage vic­tim in 2015 while she was abroad, promis­ing to send the then 19-year-old in ex­change for nude pho­tos. When his vic­tim re­turned to the UK he called and harassed her, threat­en­ing to post the pic­tures on so­cial me­dia.

She agreed to go to his Ham­mer­smith home on March 17, 2016, where he raped her.

Javad Mah­davi-Ash­ford pleaded guilty to rape and dig­i­tal pen­e­tra­tion two days into his trial at Isle­worth Crown Court. He was sen­tenced to nine years im­pris­on­ment on Septem­ber 17.

Char­ity thief Thomas Col­ley

The scum­bag who was caught on cam­era steal­ing a char­ity col­lec­tion box for a po­lice of­fi­cer bat­tling can­cer has been jailed for 26 weeks.

Thomas Col­ley, 33, from Houn­slow , stole a col­lec­tion tin for the ‘Just Jade’ ap­peal - which hopes to raise £250,000 so a Houn­slow­based po­lice of­fi­cer can re­ceive spe­cial­ist can­cer treat­ment in the US.

Mum-of-one Jade Gof­fin was given less than two years to live after be­ing di­ag­nosed with breast can­cer and was told she won’t live to see her daugh­ter Eva’s eighth birth­day.

Col­ley pleaded guilty to the of­fence on Septem­ber 17 and re­ceived a 26 week prison sen­tence and must pay £200 com­pen­sa­tion to the ‘Just Jade’ char­ity, a £115 vic­tim sur­charge and £85 court costs.

Im­mi­gra­tion fraud­ster Harvin­der Kaur Thethi

A fraud­ster who tricked peo­ple in Houn­slow into hand­ing over thou­sands of pounds in the hope of get­ting help in pro­cess­ing im­mi­gra­tion ap­pli­ca­tions has been jailed for five years.

Harvin­der Kaur Thethi, 46, posed as a bar­ris­ter, so­lic­i­tor and Home Of­fice of­fi­cial to con her vic­tims be­tween June 2013 and Septem­ber 2014.

De­spite be­ing to­tally un­qual­i­fied re­ceived £68,000 from vul­ner­a­ble peo­ple in pay­ment for im­mi­gra­tion re­lated ser­vices which were promised but not de­liv­ered.

Kaur Thethi was found guilty of six counts of fraud by false rep­re­sen­ta­tion at South­wark Crown Court in July and sen­tenc­ing to five years in prison for the of­fences on Septem­ber 6.


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