An extremely busy start to the month in London's courtrooms has seen a large number of South Londoners put behind bars.

This includes six men who were convicted of the murder of Michael Jonas in Penge, and two men who were found guilty of murdering Charlie Bartolo and Kearne Solanke in Abbey Wood.

In other big news, a mum from Erith was convicted of perverting the course of justice after she tried to cover up an XL Bully attack.

Here are the names and faces of South Londoners who are now behind bars.

Danielle Roberts 

News Shopper: Danielle Roberts, 42Danielle Roberts, 42 (Image: Met Police)Danielle Roberts, of Byron Drive in Erith, tried to cover up a devastating XL Bully attack on her daughter’s 10-year-old friend. 

The 42-year-old was out shopping when her boyfriend’s dog mauled the young girl at her home. 

When her panicked daughter phoned to tell her about the attack, Roberts said “sort that girl out or we’ll be in trouble”.  

The seriously injured young girl was then told to hide in the bathroom from police, who had been called by a neighbour.  

Roberts initially refused to let police inside the house until the injured girl staggered downstairs and called out “help me”.  

As she drifted in and out of consciousness, the girl told officers: “If I die tell my parents I love them.”  

Roberts wept as she was sentenced to 20 months in prison for perverting the course of justice and being in charge of a dangerously out-of-control dog which caused injury. 

Read the full story here - Erith mum told girl, 10, who was mauled by XL Bully to hide from police in bathroom.

Alagie Jobe and Hussain Bah

News Shopper: Alagie Jobe and Hussain BahAlagie Jobe and Hussain Bah (Image: Met Police)Alagie Jobe and Hussain Bah, both 19, accidentally killed their friend as they murdered another boy in Abbey Wood.

On November 26, 2022, five teens “armed to the teeth” with knives and machetes drove from Thamesmead to Abbey Wood with the intention of killing a local boy. 

They set upon 16-year-old Charlie Bartolo and stabbed him to death. 

Hussain Bah was driving a Nissan Qashqai which rammed Charlie off his motorbike on Sewell Road. 

Alagie Jobe, Kearne Solanke and a 16-year-old jumped out of the car and stabbed Charlie to death as he laid defenceless on the floor. 

But in a moment of “murderous stupidity” one of the killers accidentally knifed “one of their own team”, Kearne Solanke, meaning two 16-year-old lives were lost that night. 

Kearne was driven to Titmuss Avenue in Thamesmead where he was abandoned to die on the pavement. 

Bah and Jobe were handed life sentences with minimum terms of 25-and-a-half years and 25 years respectively. 

Two other teens will be sentenced later this month.

Read our previous coverage of this story:

Louis Vandrose

News Shopper: Louis Vandrose, 28Louis Vandrose, 28 (Image: City of London Police)Louis Vandrose, 28, of Beulah Road in Thornton Heath, was part of a gang of robbers who tried to steal a fake watch from a man near St Paul's Catherdral.

The gang attacked Emmanuel Odunlami, a 32-year-old music manager from Romford, after he left a restaurant.

One of the robbers, 27-year-old Jordell Menzies, stabbed Emmanuel before the group fled the scene in a Mercedes. 

Vandrose was jailed for 15 years for manslaughter and robbery.

Menzies, of Tennyson Road in Brent, was jailed for life with a minimum of 31 years.

Read the full story here - Killers who stabbed man to death for a watch jailed as fiancée mourns ‘loved dad’.

Six men who killed Michael Jonas

News Shopper: Top row: Jamie Marshall, Jason Smith, Sorraviho Smith Bottom: Divon Henry-Campbell, Ryan Brown, Nyron John-BaptisteTop row: Jamie Marshall, Jason Smith, Sorraviho Smith Bottom: Divon Henry-Campbell, Ryan Brown, Nyron John-Baptiste (Image: Met Police)

Six men have been jailed for life after they lured a 17-year-old boy to a park in Penge then stabbed him to death. 

Michael Jonas was lured to Betts Park then stabbed to death on November 2, 2017.  

After a six year wait for justice, Michael’s killers were jailed this month for murder.

He had been approached by five of the group as he walked down Anerley Road, before all walking into the park together.  

Just three minutes later, all of the defendants were seen fleeing the park on bicycles.  

The fatal attack had taken no more than 120 seconds.  

Police say none of the group ever admitted responsibility or provided any reason for their actions, however the court heard that they had believed Michael was a ‘snitch’. 

  • Nyron Jean Baptiste, 22, of Queen Adelaide Road, Penge – life with a minimum of 31 years 
  • Divon Henry-Campbell, 23, of Fayland Avenue, Streatham – life with a minimum of 18 years 
  • Jason Smith, 20, of Bow Avenue Lane, Dartford – life with a minimum of 12.5 years 
  • Jamie Marshall, 22, of Burham Close, Penge – life with a minimum of 13 years 
  • Ryan Girense Brown, 21, of Sydenham Road, Croydon – life with a minimum of 12 years 
  • Sarraviho Smith, 23, of Grove Hill Road, Camberwell – life with a minimum of 17 years 

Read the full story - Six men jailed after luring boy, 17, to Penge park then stabbing him to death.

Nicholas Hopkins

News Shopper: Nicholas Hopkins, 20Nicholas Hopkins, 20 (Image: Met Police)Biker Nicholas Hopkins, 20, of Burrage Grove in Plumstead,  killed an eight-year-old boy on a pedestrian crossing in Plumstead.

Hopkins, who was unlicensed and uninsured, ploughed into Mustafa Ahmed as he crossed the road with his dad and 10-year-old brother on February 19 last year.

Mustafa died at the scene of the crash while his brother and dad both suffered life changing injuries.

Horrific CCTV footage showed Hopkins speeding past stationary cars and through a set of red traffic lights before crashing into the family.

Experts calculated Hopkin's speed was nearly 60mph, despite it being a 30mph road.

He was jailed for 12 years for causing death by dangerous driving, causing serious injury by dangerous driving, causing death whilst uninsured, and causing death whilst unlicensed.

Read the full story - Unlicensed and uninsured grinning biker who killed boy, 8, in Plumstead is jailed.

Louey Baldwin

News Shopper: Louey Baldwin, 29Louey Baldwin, 29 (Image: City of London Police)Louey Baldwin, 29, of Wendover Way in Orpington, was the mastermind behind a bike theft gang which plagued London.

An investigation revealed that the organised crime gang had stolen more than £100,000 worth of bikes over a two-year period. 

City of London Police detectives caught the gang after a bike was stolen in November 2020, and officers tracked it to a warehouse in east London. 

A total of 57 bikes were recovered from the warehouse. 

CCTV footage showed the bike thieves entering the warehouse on a daily basis and some of the defendants were seen on security footage dismantling the bikes. 

Baldwin was seen on the footage to hand over angle grinders, a common tool used to steal bikes, to the thieves.

He was jailed for two years and nine months.

Read the full story - Orpington man was ‘mastermind’ behind bike theft gang which plagued London.

Lloyd Edwards

News Shopper: Lloyd Edwards, 37Lloyd Edwards, 37 (Image: Sussex Police)

Lloyd Edwards, 37, formerly of Haywood Street in Walworth,  stole a wallet at Gatwick Airport.

He entered a shop in the North Terminal and stole a wallet from a staff area. 

He then went on a spending spree at a nearby shop. 

Edwards admitted burglary of a commercial premises and was sentenced to eight months in prison. 

Read the full story - South London man who stole wallet at Gatwick Airport jailed.

Christopher Mckenzie

News Shopper: Christopher MckenzieChristopher Mckenzie (Image: Met Police)Christopher Mckenzie, 37, of Pawsons Road in Croydon, has been jailed for ten years after officers found a variety of guns at his home.

At his home police found two handguns, (a Zoraki 914 handgun and a Colt .25 self-loading pistol), alongside two magazines, two rounds of ammunition, ballistic body armour and Class A drugs.

The illegal items were discovered in a bag he was carrying as officers confronted him at his door.

He had previously been jailed for selling firearms to undercover officers.

Read the full story - Croydon dealer caught with more guns after previously being jailed for selling guns.