Courage praised by judge as he lifts reporting restrictions
PUBLISHED: 15:19 08 January 2008 | UPDATED: 22:07 26 October 2009
JUDGE Stephen Warner at St Albans Crown Court told the gang of six their actions were planned and deliberate. He said: It was a frightening ordeal to which you subjected Mrs Cuby and her three children. He described listening to Joshua s 999 call as ch
JUDGE Stephen Warner at St Albans Crown Court told the gang of six their actions were planned and deliberate.
He said: "It was a frightening ordeal to which you subjected Mrs Cuby and her three children."
He described listening to Joshua's 999 call as chilling.
He added: "Mrs Cuby acted with great courage and Joshua showed he was a resourceful young man.
"I hope they are all able to put this experience behind them and move on."
The judge decided to lift reporting restrictions on the 17 year olds due to the serious nature of the crime.
In their defence Harriette, of Park Lane, Romford, was said to be under peer pressure.
McLean, of Herriot Avenue, Chingford, had no previous convictions and was said to be deeply apologetic.
Lawal, of Second Avenue, Dagenham, was said to express real remorse.
Mitchell, of Clandon Road, Ilford, was said to not know there was a gun until he was in the house.
Wokorach, of Copperbeech, Barkingside, asked for credit for his guilty plea.
Doltis, of Horns Road, Ilford, was said to now expecting a child.
Judge Warner sentenced Hariette to five years, McLean to three years, seven months and Lawal received 4 years.
Mitchell got four years, four months, Wokorach was sentenced to four years, five months and Doltis received four years six months.
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