Wednesday, April 09, 2008

Wroughton Hammer Attack - More Convictions

Batch 2

Aqduss Rauf, 20, Bilal Yakub, 18, Rouble Meah, 20, Mahbub Ali, 19, and Kamran Khan, 24, were found guilty of conspiracy to cause actual bodily harm (ABH). A 17-year-old boy, who cannot be named, pleaded guilty to a charge of violent disorder at the start of a second trial.

Javed Khan, 21, Mizonur Rahman, 18, and a 15-year-old boy were acquitted of conspiracy to commit ABH.

In the second of two trials at Bristol Crown Court, the jury heard that four teenagers - Wasif Khan, 18, Amjad Qazi, 19, and two boys, 15 and 16, who cannot be named - had been found guilty in February of carrying out the attack with the DIY tool.

The jury was told that three other youngsters aged 15 and 16 admitted inflicting grievous bodily harm before the first trial commenced.

Justice, however, is not quite done.

Twelve of those convicted have been released on bail, while Wasif Khan was remanded in custody after the first trial.

They will all be sentenced at separate hearings yet to be fixed.

Hmm. The past is not necessarily a guide to the future but ... they SHOULD all be looking at 8-10 years after remission. I'll be gobsmacked if even the leaders get that. Best guess - 1-2 years with remission for the footsoldiers, 3-4 years with remission for the ringleaders. We shall see.

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