Violent criminals , thieves and sexual predators are among those with connections to west London who have been sent to jail this month.

The sentences are thanks to the work of the courts and the Metropolitan Police to bring offenders to justice.

Ismael Ali Omer was given a five-year prison sentence on Friday (February 24) after a jury found him guilty earlier the same day.

Police have praised the courage of a woman who gave evidence in court against the man who raped her in Holland Park .

Ismael Ali Omer was sleeping rough in the area when he raped a woman in Holland Park

The 32-year-old, of no fixed abode, had been sleeping rough in the area when he raped his victim, at around 2.30am on August 27 last year in Holland Park Avenue.

They had met about an hour earlier as she walked home from a night out, police said.

The victim, in her 20s, ran from the area after the attack and alerted members of the public.

Neil Cuthbertson has been jailed for more than five years for the serious sexual assault of girl, 11, at Hamley's in Regent Street

A sex offender who assaulted an 11-year-old girl while she watched an entertainment show in the world famous Hamleys toy store was jailed.

Neil Cuthbertson struck at the Regent Street store on November 8 2015 while the victim watched a magic show with her family.

At court he pleaded guilty to serious sexual assault on a female under the age of 13 and was jailed for five-and-a-half years.

The incident happened at around 4pm to 4.30pm when the victim and her family stopped to watch a magic show demonstration at the London store.

Cuthbertson, 51, fled the store afterwards.

Andre George

A Brent drug dealer was jailed after he tried to run over a policeman to avoid arrest and drove around 70 metres with the officer on his bonnet.

Sergeant Paul Street said it was "pure luck" that he was not seriously injured and was able to arrest 27-year-old Andre George after the vehicle stopped in Cambridge.

George, of Crome Road, was jailed for more than four years at Peterborough Crown Court on Friday February 17 after admitting being concerned with the supply of Class A drugs and assault with intent to resist arrest, Cambridgeshire Police said.

Two plain-clothes officers spotted George dealing drugs from a vehicle in Cambridge on November 3 last year.

Mohad Mohamed random attack on a 26-year-old in Isleworth left a man critically injured

A knifeman who left a 26-year-old for dead and a community shocked was jailed for 10 years.

Mohad Mohamed stabbed his victim twice in the chest, leaving him critically injured in Isleworth on July 14 last year .

It is believed he only survived because of first aid given at the scene, in Richmond Road near the junction with South Street, by members of the public.

Mohamed, 20, had originally been charged with charged with attempted murder but pleaded guilty to wounding with intent to cause GBH at Kingston Crown Court on January 11 before being sentenced at the same court on Friday February 10.

Petar Petrov

A 31-year-old man was jailed for 21 years after he left his pregnant in a vegetative state with “virtually no chance of recovery”.

Petar Petrov had been in a relationship with the 30-year-old victim for just more than a year after they met while working in a Knightsbridge Hotel.

On Friday, August 5, neighbours reported hearing shouting and arguing at their flat in Enfield around 8pm and one resident recalled hearing a man shouting followed by a bang that “sounded like a car crash”.

A member of the public found Petrov lying unresponsive on the floor and surrounded by blood and glass, suffering from knife wounds to his body.

Another member of the public entered Petrov's flat and found his fiancé lying on the floor with injuries to her head and neck, and the neighbour quickly realised she was pregnant.

Rodney (left) and Lasme have been jailed for a combined 23 years

Two men from Ealing were jailed for a total of 23 years for stabbing a 22-year-old man and seriously injuring him in Brentford.

Jordan Rodney and Ross Lasme, both 22, got into an argument with the victim at a house party in Boston Manor Road on July 30 last year.

All three men were thrown out of the party in the early hours of the morning and a fight broke out, where the victim suffered multiple stab wounds.

He has since been discharged from hospital but has not yet fully recovered from his injuries.

Alexander Bateman

A 48-year-old man from Harrow who stole a Second World War Dambusters logbook from the widow of a veteran was jailed .

Alexander Bateman, of Headstone Lane, was jailed for two years at Wood Green Crown Court on Friday (February 10).

Bateman, a military historian, was loaned the artifact by the victim in 1996 as part of his research into RAF airmen in the legendary Dambusters squadron.

Over the years he attempted multiple deceptions in an attempt to keep the document from the woman, the Metropolitan Police said.

Harrow man jailed for 'deplorable' theft of priceless Dambusters artifact from RAF hero's widow

Convicted Lydia Lauro (left) and Hayden Cheremeh (right)

A woman who got a job at Hammersmith Police station so she could track a witness whose evidence helped convict her gangster boyfriend of murder was jailed .

Lydia Lauro, from Earl’s Court , tried to find a key witness who had given evidence against Leon De St Aubin at his trial in a bid to help his appeal while working as a civilian Designated Detention Officer (DDO) in the custody suite of the Shepherd’s Bush Road station.

The 33-year-old and her co-defendant, Hayden Cheremeh, a former Police Community Support Officer (PCSO) who she seduced and enlisted to help, were jailed for five years each.

She did not show any emotion as the sentence was passed, while Cheremeh, who was “totally obsessed” with Lauro, refused to attend court.

Darryn Madigan was sentenced to life imprisonment

A man who stabbed his neighbour to death on a street in Brent was found guilty of his murder and sentenced to life in jail.

Darryn Madigan, of Doreen Avenue in Kingsbury , Brent , was found guilty of murder by a jury at the Old Bailey on Tuesday February 7.

The 38-year-old had denied murder at the start of the trial on January 30, instead admitting manslaughter.

Police were called to the scene of the incident in Doreen Avenue in the early hours of the morning on Sunday August 7 2016, following reports of an assault.

Madigan was sentenced to life behind bars, with a minimum of 16 years.

Patrick Marshall was jailed for 18 years for sexually abusing a number of young boys

A retired geography teacher was jailed for 17 years for sexually abusing ten young boys and teenagers more than 40 years ago.

Patrick Marshall, 70, preyed on vulnerable boys during the 1960s and 1970s while he was a teacher at Windsor Grammar School (now The Windsor Boy’s School) and then at the £35,000-a-year St Paul’s School in Barnes , south west London.

Marshall, of Frensham Lane, Churt, in Surrey, befriended the boys’ families, gained their trust and then plied them with alcohol and gifts before making them perform sexual acts.

He is the last of a string of sexual predators to have been brought to justice under Operation Winthorpe, the Metropolitan Police's investigation into historic abuse at St Paul’s School and its preparatory school, Colet Court.

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