The new year saw criminals jailed for an array of offences in south east London, ranging from manslaughter to fraud. 

The family of 11-year-old Josh Osborne, who was tragically killed in an Orpington hit and run, finally saw justice. 

A raid of an industrial unit in Beckenham also resulted in the largest seizure of counterfeit banknotes in UK history - worth £5.25 million.

Jack Barron

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Jack Barron, 17, of Longbury Drive, was found guilty of GBH alongside Luke Fogorolli, of Sturry Road, Canterbury, following a trial at Canterbury Crown Court, and sentenced to six years in a young offenders’ institution.

The Orpington teen left a boy with long-term brain damage after swinging a bag full of bricks at his head.

The victim, who was 17 at the time, was assaulted on Rose Lane, Canterbury, following a verbal altercation between two groups of young people on the evening of June 6, 2019.

He suffered serious head injuries, leaving him with long-term brain damage which requires ongoing treatment.

Gareth Standing

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Standing, 38, was sentenced to four years and eight months in jail, having been found guilty of manslaughter.

Father-of-five Wayne Hoskyns, 41, was the victim of a broad-daylight attack in Crayford last June.

The "loving and much-loved husband and daddy" died in hospital surrounded by his family after Standing knocked him out with a punch.

The defendant presented himself at a south London police station on and later pleaded guilty to manslaughter.

David Lockyer

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Lockyer, 75, knocked down and killed 11-year-old boy Josh Osborne while driving without a licence.

The pensioner had been drinking when he ploughed into the schoolboy as he crossed the road in Orpington, and then tried to flee the scene.

The football and boxing loving youngster died two days later. His heartbroken mother wept in court as Lockyer was sentenced to two years in prison.

A court today heard how, almost two years on from the fatal crash in April 2019, he “still finds it hard to accept responsibility.”

John Evans, Phillip Brown and Nick Winter

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A raid of an industrial unit in Beckenham resulted in the largest seizure of counterfeit banknotes in UK history - worth £5.25 million.

Three men have been jailed following the investigation, which began when after the bank of England identified a new counterfeit £20 note.

John Evans, 27, and Phillip Brown, 54 were jailed for over 15 years between them at Woolwich Crown Court on January 20, having previously admitted their involvement in the conspiracy to supply more than £12 million worth of fake cash. 

A third member of the group, Nick Winter, was jailed for six years on Monday 21 December 2020.

Jay Makwana

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Makwana, from Erith, was jailed for six years after he pushed over and robbed an 81-year-old woman in Bexleyheath, leaving her in hospital.

He pleaded guilty to robbery at Woolwich Crown Court on January 6 after CCTV caught him taking her purse as he pretended to help the woman..

Met Police Sergeant Matt Taylor described the crime as a "truly shocking assault on a woman who was deliberately targeted because of her age and vulnerability."

Footage showed the victim leaving a nearby bank when she was approached by Makwana. He pushed her to the ground causing her to hit her head on the pavement.