West London's courts have been busy again as more criminals have been brought to justice and sentence and convictied.

It is a result of the hard work of the Metropolitan Police and the Crown Prosecution Service.

They include a rapist who was jailed nearly 30 years ago for a series of sex attacks who was sentenced after he admitted to two more offences in Harrow .

Michael Chandler, 53, of no fixed address, was sentenced to life imprisonment to serve a minimum of five years on Monday January 16.

He had pleaded guilty on Friday January 13 to one count of rape committed in Harrow on March 27, 1986 .

Michael Chandler

Previously, he had also pleaded guilty in 2014 to a second count of rape and false imprisonment in relation to a rape committed in Harrow on March 1, 1986.

Convicted rapist admits further offences in Harrow in the 1980s

Between 1985 and 1987, he carried out a series of vicious attacks on young women across north-west London.

A number of offences against ten separate victims were investigated with nine victims put before the court.

Ravina Rattan will face six years behind bars

An Ealing woman was jailed for selling an elderly widow's family home in Greenford as part of a £200,000 fraud.

Ravina Rattan, 68, of Noel Road, Ealing , was sentenced to six years behind bars on Friday January 13 at St Albans Crown Court after she had been found guilty on December 15 of two counts of fraud by abuse of position and one count of money laundering.

The fraudster's plot was uncovered after the 72-year-old victim was locked out of her home and reported the matter to police.

Metropolitan Police said the fraud was carried out between January 2007 and May 2013 after Rattan was placed in charge of the victim's financial affairs.

Alexander Bateman

A 48-year-old man from Harrow was found guilty of stealing a log book from the widow of an RAF airman who was part of the legendary Dam Busters squadron in the Second World War.

Alexander Bateman, of Headstone Lane, was first loaned the logbook by the widow in 1996, but then failed to return it when asked by the victim's daughter.

Bateman claimed the logbook had been stolen in the post before changing his story to say burglars had broken into his home and took the document.

He also forged a Christmas card which he claimed was from the victim that said he could keep the logbook.

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Laylah Scarlett De Cruz was found guilty on Monday January 16

A mother and daughter were convicted for fraud involving a property in Kensington worth more than £1million.

Laylah Scarlett De Cruz, 31, who lives in Dubai and her mother, Diane Jean Moorcroft, 62, of Warley Road, Blackpool, were both found guilty of conspiracy to commit fraud on Monday January 16 at Southwark Crown Court.

Metropolitan Police said that in 2014 De Cruz and Moorcroft had conspired with others to rent a property in Kensington using fraudulent documents.

Borisovas was sentenced to 12 years in prison

An armed robber who stole more than £125,000 worth of high value watches, was jailed after blood left at the scene linked him to the crime.

32-year-old Lithuanian national, Rimantas Borisovas was jailed for 12 years after pleading guilty in December 2016 to robbery and possession of a firearm following an armed raid at a jewellers in Piccadilly in 2014.

Courtney Hutchinson, 32, from SW9, has been jailed for 23 years for raping, torturing and beating a woman

A rapper who imprisoned a woman in his flat while he raped, brutally beat and tortured her with a burning iron was jailed for a total of 23 years.

Courtney Hutchinson, 32, attacked the 20-year-old victim over three days before she managed to escape and flee naked into the street.

She was dragged around the flat by her hair, whipped repeatedly with a phone charger cable and had the iron pressed into her exposed skin several times. Part of her ordeal was filmed.

Hutchinson, also known as rapper DVS and as 1ARDA on social media, pleaded guilty to rape and false imprisonment on the second day of his trial at Snaresbrook Crown Court on July 12. He was sentenced yon Monday, January 9 and will remain on the sex offenders register for life.

L-R, Heath, Singh, Bennett, Restrepo and Bailey all previously pleaded guilty to various counts of drugs importation and drugs supply offences

A gang of drug dealers who were caught importing cocaine and cannabis concealed inside fake yams and papaya fruit were collectively sentenced to more than 38 years in prison.

Four out of five men were sentenced on Tuesday January 3 at Isleworth Crown Court , having all previously pleaded guilty to various counts of drugs importation and drugs supply offences.

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Jarnail Singh, Tazio Heath, Luis Restrepo, Donovan Bailey, and Barrington Bennett, were identified and arrested after a Met Organised Crime Command investigation.

The living area of the accommodation next to Bubbles Carwash in Bethnal Green

The Cricklewood owner of a car wash was jailed for manslaughter after an employee died after being electrocuted while living in appalling conditions.

Sandu Laurentiu was fatally electrocuted on August 19 2015 while showering at the accommodation set up by the owner at Bubbles Carwash in Bethnal Green, east London.

Mr Laurentiu lived in cramped, rat-infested conditions in railway arches with five other men who all worked at the car wash next door.

The owner, Shaip Nimani, 52, was convicted at the Old Bailey on Thursday, January 12 of Mr Laurentiu's manslaughter and was jailed for four years on Monday January 16.

Tracy Delores Phillips will spend a minimum 13 years in prison after being given a life sentence for the murder of Natasha Davies in Chelsea

A grandmother was jailed for life for stabbing to death a woman in Chelsea .

Tracy Delores Phillips, 49, was found guilty of murdering mum Natasha Davies, 35 in Stadium Street in World's End Estate on August 2 2015.

The granny of six was told she would spend a minimum 13 years in prison for the crime when she was sentenced at Croydon Crown Court on Wednesday January 25, the Daily post reports .

Cole has been sentenced to 10 years in prison

CCTV released by the British Transport Police shows the shocking moment when 32-year-old Christopher Cole pushes a man onto the tracks on the London Underground .

The 21-year-old is stood on the platform when Cole can be seen to violently push him onto the Tube tracks.

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Cole, of Queensdale Crescent in the borough of Kensington and Chelsea , pleaded guilty to a charge of attempted grevious bodily harm at the Old Bailey on November 25 last year.

On January 27, he was sentenced to 10 years in prison.

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