Plumstead pole-wielding women jailed after 'vicious' two-hour attack on another woman

Plumstead pole-wielding women jailed after 'vicious' two-hour attack on another woman

Kelle Adams Bell-Chambers

Monique Bracher

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Two Plumstead women have been jailed for a total of 21 years after a “vicious” two-hour attack during which they hit another woman with a metal pole to stop her fleeing.

The victim had a cut to her head, fractured eye socket, stab wounds to her face and had to use crutches for months following the assault in Plumstead on July 25 last year.

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Kelle Adams Bell-Chambers, aged 35, of Vernham Road, was sentenced on February 25 at Woolwich Crown Court to 11 years in prison for GBH with intent.

Monique Bracher, aged 33, of Long Walk, was sentenced to 10 years at the same court for GBH with intent.

The court heard how the 34-year-old victim had arranged to stay at Adams Bell Chambers’ house and while she was asleep the pair launched the attack.

She passed out several times during the assault and tried to leave but was hit with a metal pole across her knees to prevent her walking away.

The victim eventually escaped and called for help.

Officers believe a disagreement over criminal damage at Adams Bell-Chambers' home was a trigger for the assault.

Detective Constable Carly Walker, from Plumstead’s community safety unit, said: "The victim survived an incredibly vicious attack and the level of her injuries show the violence and force applied during the attack.

“I hope she will be able to put this terrible experience behind her and that both Bracher and Adams Bell-Chambers will take some time behind bars to reflect on what they did."

Bracher and Adams Bell-Chambers were arrested on July 30 and were both interviewed at Plumstead police station.

They denied attacking the victim and instead told officers that they had found her already injured.

They were both found guilty of GBH with intent at Woolwich Crown Court on January 27.

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1:53pm Wed 5 Mar 14

Dr. Nick says...

Pole Dancing - FAIL!

Glad to see the courts were sensible here, hope others learn that violence is not the answer - sadly I doubt it though.
Pole Dancing - FAIL! Glad to see the courts were sensible here, hope others learn that violence is not the answer - sadly I doubt it though. Dr. Nick
  • Score: -29

2:07pm Wed 5 Mar 14

reasonable75 says...

Probably friends of Joe
Probably friends of Joe reasonable75
  • Score: 28

2:14pm Wed 5 Mar 14

Gypo.Joe says...

reasonable75 wrote:
Probably friends of Joe
No I choose the people I call friends carefully thank you.

Now I agree with the sentence but what I have trouble with is similar crimes or even some murders reported on the Shopper from time to time don't attract as heavy a sentence. At times the law does seem strange.
[quote][p][bold]reasonable75[/bold] wrote: Probably friends of Joe[/p][/quote]No I choose the people I call friends carefully thank you. Now I agree with the sentence but what I have trouble with is similar crimes or even some murders reported on the Shopper from time to time don't attract as heavy a sentence. At times the law does seem strange. Gypo.Joe
  • Score: -23

3:57pm Wed 5 Mar 14

Joelo says...

Classy
Classy Joelo
  • Score: 24

3:42am Thu 6 Mar 14

sarfflondonbird says...

Nasty pieces of filth. Good sentence though. Have to agree with gypo, why sentences for more serious crimes are lenient compared to this.?
Nasty pieces of filth. Good sentence though. Have to agree with gypo, why sentences for more serious crimes are lenient compared to this.? sarfflondonbird
  • Score: 10

4:54pm Tue 11 Mar 14

Kosic1 says...

This happened at the top of my road. We over heard some noise outside the day after, and it was people panicking about a woman who was covered in blood barely walking down the road.

Throughout the day the Police and Ambulance turned up and corned off the area. They had believed the attackers were still inside the house at the end of the road, and brought in riot police banged on the door. Since it's a shared flat (someone owns up stairs and others down). The old man from upstairs came out and the police raided the ground floor. Finding no one was there.

They were about for most of the day, taking the woman to hospital and then boarding off the house the same day or day after (can't recall).

That house has always been trouble. The person who lived there before was arrested for drugs, think she got like 10+ years on that.
Then it's her friend or partner who took over the flat and this happened.

http://www.newsshopp
er.co.uk/news/378447
1.Plumstead_woman_ha
d___50_000_drugs_in_
car/
This is the story to the woman who used to live there.
This happened at the top of my road. We over heard some noise outside the day after, and it was people panicking about a woman who was covered in blood barely walking down the road. Throughout the day the Police and Ambulance turned up and corned off the area. They had believed the attackers were still inside the house at the end of the road, and brought in riot police banged on the door. Since it's a shared flat (someone owns up stairs and others down). The old man from upstairs came out and the police raided the ground floor. Finding no one was there. They were about for most of the day, taking the woman to hospital and then boarding off the house the same day or day after (can't recall). That house has always been trouble. The person who lived there before was arrested for drugs, think she got like 10+ years on that. Then it's her friend or partner who took over the flat and this happened. http://www.newsshopp er.co.uk/news/378447 1.Plumstead_woman_ha d___50_000_drugs_in_ car/ This is the story to the woman who used to live there. Kosic1
  • Score: 3

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