Five teens locked up for total 27 years after Catford gun and knife violence

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FIVE teens have been locked up for a total 27 years following a shocking afternoon of gun and knife violence in Catford.

Police were called to a fight in Beckenham Hill Road which left two men with knife wounds and one with gunshot injuries on August 21 last year at 4.55pm.

Anuar Niyangabo, aged 18, of Inchmery Road, Catford, was sentenced to 13 years in prison at Croydon Crown Court on November 29 for unlawful wounding and possession of a firearm with intent to cause fear of violence and violent disorder.

Omar Suliman, aged 19, of Worsley Bridge Road, Beckenham, was sentenced to 11 and a half years in prison for possession of a firearm with intent to cause fear of violence and violent disorder.

Two 17-year-old boys from Lewisham and Bromley were each sentenced to six month's youth detention and a training order for violent disorder.

While a 16-year-old from Croydon was sentenced to an 18-month youth detention and training order after being found guilty of violent disorder.

The other youths had all pleaded guilty to the charges earlier this year.

Detective Sergeant Simon Mitchell, of Trident Gang Crime Command, said: "The robust policing response to this large scale violent incident meant that police were able to immediately make several arrests.

"This incident occurred at a busy time of day between a number of juveniles intent on causing harm to each other.

"Thankfully all three victims have made a full recovery, however, we hope today's sentencing sends a clear message that Trident will always act upon information given to us about those involved in this type of criminal activity, and will hold to account those who choose to carry weapons and who are involved in gang violence.

"Trident works closely with local boroughs to help people who want to escape involvement with gang violence.

"We work with local authorities and partners who can offer training, education, employment and housing support.

"However, for those who continue to cause harm in their communities through their violent criminality we will continue to target them and place them before the courts."

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12:21pm Mon 2 Dec 13

concerned.erith says...

not nearly long eough
not nearly long eough concerned.erith

1:23pm Mon 2 Dec 13

white rabbit9 says...

We thus enter hell, this is what our masters want.
We thus enter hell, this is what our masters want. white rabbit9

1:25pm Mon 2 Dec 13

white rabbit9 says...

Think how much money the system makes from all these criminals. It makes a fortune. And no, 'taxpayers' don't fund this, the criminal system makes money because the system is a money making system. More debt on debt.
Think how much money the system makes from all these criminals. It makes a fortune. And no, 'taxpayers' don't fund this, the criminal system makes money because the system is a money making system. More debt on debt. white rabbit9

2:37pm Mon 2 Dec 13

Gypo.Joe says...

white rabbit9 wrote:
Think how much money the system makes from all these criminals. It makes a fortune. And no, 'taxpayers' don't fund this, the criminal system makes money because the system is a money making system. More debt on debt.
You've missed your medication again haven't you.
[quote][p][bold]white rabbit9[/bold] wrote: Think how much money the system makes from all these criminals. It makes a fortune. And no, 'taxpayers' don't fund this, the criminal system makes money because the system is a money making system. More debt on debt.[/p][/quote]You've missed your medication again haven't you. Gypo.Joe

5:02pm Mon 2 Dec 13

Harold_Monk says...

Rot in hell. Know what I mean?. Bro. Innit. Sick. etc.
Rot in hell. Know what I mean?. Bro. Innit. Sick. etc. Harold_Monk

6:23pm Mon 2 Dec 13

kentlad says...

Youths like these are still old enough to know better and should have been giving longer and tougher sentences i am fed up of readying about scum like this..... seriously this country needs to get a grip!!!!
Youths like these are still old enough to know better and should have been giving longer and tougher sentences i am fed up of readying about scum like this..... seriously this country needs to get a grip!!!! kentlad

6:50pm Mon 2 Dec 13

Gypo.Joe says...

"readying"

Oh my indigenous sides.

FAIL !
"readying" Oh my indigenous sides. FAIL ! Gypo.Joe

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