|Guilty of Terrorising Local Family|
Police praise the bravery of Hanwell teenager for standing up to gang
A 17 year old was subjected to a lengthy ordeal at the hands of a gang of thugs who terrorised his family on the Copley Close Estate.
The teenager - who can't be named - repeatedy resisted being recruited by members of a local gang from across London.
On April 5 2010, he was forced into an alleyway in West Ealing before being beaten and stabbed in the hand while trying to protect himself.
Five days later, he was harassed by the group in Ealing Broadway. The next day, the gang went round to his home and confronted the victim and his family.
On September 16, he was tricked into going outside before being lead to a concealed alleyway, where one of the gang whom produced a firearm.
Nine youths have been sentenced for offences including possession of an offensive weapon, breach of anti-social behaviour orders, harassment and possession of an imitation firearm.
Detective Constable Reuben Pearson from the Serious Violence Team said: “We praise the courage of the victim for coming forward to police and the support of his family.
“This excellent result goes to show that police and local agencies working together to support the victim and their families can bring gangs of youths, who threaten and intimidate members of the local community, to justice.”
Out of the nine gang members who appeared in court, five were from Ealing.
Sentencing was as follows;
Younis Tayyib, 18 of Northcote Avenue, Ealing was given a 55 week sentence, suspended for two years. He was also given a supervision order for two years and 100 hours community service.
Janhelle Grant-Murray, 18 of Upfield Road, Hanwell was given 12 months for possession of an offensive weapon and harassment. He was also given an ASBO which will last two years.
James Varghese, 19 of Willowbrook Road, Southall, was given 12 months for firearms offences, breach of ASBO and harassment.
Mr Junior Ellis, 18 of Milestone Close, Edmonton was given 12 months for Firearms offences and Breach of and ASBO.
Mr Bradley Roberts, 19 (05/12/1992) of Rugby Way, Wembley had his sentencing deferred for six months.
A 17 year old, who cannot be named for legal reasons, was sentenced for the Breach of his ASBO. This case has been deferred by the Judge until 04/06/2012.
Another 17 year old, who cannot be named for legal reasons, had his sentencing adjourned for six months, he was however, also given an ASBO which will last two years.
Every one of the nine youths was also given a two-year restraining order against the victim and their family.
14th December 2011