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Jailed: Jermaine Lewis and Deborah Edwards


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A man and woman have received jail sentences after being convicted of attempted Grievous Bodily Harm (GBH) and false imprisonment in relation to an attack that took place in West Ealing.

The victim, a man in his forties, was held down in a property in Kirchen Road and had a hot iron placed on his face by 26-year-old Jermaine Lewis of no fixed about and 54-year-old Deborah Edwards of Kirchen Road. The attack took place shortly before 1:45am on 14 October 2019.

Isleworth Crown Court heard that Edwards arranged the attack after a previous confrontation with the victim and obtained the assistance of Lewis and another man.

The police arrested Edwards at the scene of the assault and Scenes of Crime Officers collected the items used in the attack. Later analysis showed they had traces of the victim’s DNA.

The investigation was led by the West Area Command Unit CID team.

Lewis was spotted by officers from the West Area Pro-active unit and was arrested on the 15 October.

Both Edwards and Lewis were charged and the case was sent to Ealing Magistrates Court on the 16, October 2019.

The victim gave evidence and it was his testimony that, supported with the evidence found at the crime scene resulted in the jury to find Edwards and Lewis guilty at Isleworth Crown Court on Monday, 21 December. The had pleaded not guilty to false imprisonment and attempted Grievous Bodily Harm (GBH).

This week Lewis was sentenced to 7 years imprisonment and Edwards received 5 years.

An officer from West Area CID said, “This was a strong case presented to the court, due to the victim providing a statement of this horrific assault. He was also able to give a detailed account about the items used in the assault, which were secured by our Scene of Crime Officers.

"Both their sentences, demonstrates how seriously the assault on the victim was regarded."

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January 12, 2021

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