Welwyn Garden City knifepoint robber admits 30 more crimes

PUBLISHED: 19:06 16 February 2009 | UPDATED: 21:37 26 October 2009

David Wall

David Wall

A FATHER-OF-ONE serving eight years for robbing taxi drivers at knifepoint has held his hands up to 30 more crimes. WGC burglar David Wall claimed being accused of raping two young children led him to a life of drugs and crimes. And while serving time f

A FATHER-OF-ONE serving eight years for robbing taxi drivers at knifepoint has held his hands up to 30 more crimes.

WGC burglar David Wall claimed being accused of raping two young children led him to a life of drugs and crimes.

And while serving time for attacking a string of taxi drivers across Welwyn Hatfield with his brother William, 19, he admitted being responsible for more offences.

Wall, 24, was sentenced at St Albans Crown Court on Friday for a burglary, theft of a car and another theft.

Judge Stephen Warner also allowed 27 other offences, dating back to 2002 to be taken into consideration.

In November Wall, of Beechfield Road, WGC, was sentenced for the taxi driver attacks.

In mitigation he claimed he was deeply affected by a trial in 2006 when he was accused of four charges of rape against two young children.

He told the court, that although he was cleared of all charges, he turned to a life of drugs.

The judge sentenced Wall to 15 months imprisonment, which will run simultaneously to his current sentence.

The original sentencing judge also jailed Wall for the public's protection, deeming him to be dangerous.

Wall will only be released once he can prove he is no longer a danger to society.

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