A hip-hop star involved in a violent attack, a gang who organised burglaries including the home of footballer John Terry and a step-father who battered his step-son to death, were all jailed this month.

Here we take a look at the work of the criminal justice system and the police in putting offenders behind bars throughout July 2017.

WSTRN's Akelle jailed for violent attack

Music star Akelle Shemai Charles, one third of hip hop group WSTRN, was jailed on Wednesday (July 26) for an attack in which a grandmother was assaulted.

The 26-year-old was sentenced for four and a half years in jail , along with his brother Naeem Neil Philip-Charles after they stormed a flat, as part of a group, and attacked the occupants in White City on January 11, 2016.

Akelle Charles from WSTRN pictured at the SSE Hydro at the 2016 MOBO Awards

A 40-year-old man and 60-year-old grandmother had a bicycle thrown at them before the woman was punched so hard she broke a tooth, the police said.

Akelle released a letter in which he "wholeheartedly" apologises for "letting past situations draw me out" as he explains he was jailed for an incident that has been "hanging over his head."

Brothers Akelle Shemai Charles and Naeem Neil Phillip-Charles were part of the group of five men who attacked innocent occupants of a flat in White City

Hounslow men jailed following burglary at the home of John Terry

Joshua Sumer
Darren Kevin Eastaugh

A gang of men were collectively jailed for nearly 28 years for carrying out burglaries at the homes of the rich and famous.

The four men, two from Hounslow , raided seven homes over a one month period including that of former Chelsea captain John Terry.

The footballer's Oxshott mansion was “deliberately targeted” overnight on February 25-26 while he was away on holiday with his family.

Terry in action against Wolves in the FA Cup

The incidents took place in February this year in Surrey and Sussex with around £600,000 of luxury items stolen.

Roy Head, 28, of Felix Road in Walton was sentenced to seven years and four months in prison.

Darren Eastaugh, 30, of Bedfont Close in Feltham, was jailed for seven years and three months

Oliver Hart, 25, from Walton was jailed for five years and four months.

Joshua Sumer, 27, from Havant in Portsmouth but formerly of Toad Lane in Hounslow , was jailed for eight years for his part in the burglaries.

Stepfather jailed for life for beating stepston to death over lost shoe

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A stepfather who beat his five-year-old step-son to death has been jailed for life.

Marvyn Iheanacho, 39, from Hounslow , was ordered to serve a minimum 18 years in prison for the murder of Alex Malcolm.

Iheanacho was dating Alex's mother, Lily Breha, when he took Alex to a park in Catford where the boy lost one of his trainers and was battered unconscious on November 20, 2016.

Marvyn Iheanacho

Stepfather convicted of battering five-year-old boy to death for losing a shoe in public park

A judge at Woolwich Crown Court handed Iheanacho a life sentence with a minimum term of 18 years, minus the time he has already spent in jail, on Tuesday (July 25).

Ms Breha, who herself was attacked by her partner when she tried to call for help, said she hopes the killer is never released from prison.

After the sentencing, Alex's mother spoke out, saying she was "heartbroken" by what her then partner had done to her "perfect" boy.

Duo on moped snatched handbags from lone women at night to pay for McDonald's

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A pair of thieves on mopeds who snatched handbags from lone women at night were jailed.

The two men were caught on camera as they drove a stolen scooter through Westminster and robbed people to pay for a McDonald's meal.

The footage captured their actions bringing an end to their stealing sprees.

Hamza El-Guerbouzi and Joynul Ali targeted lone women

Joynul Ali, 20, of Tavistock Crescent, Westminster, was jailed for five years and Hamza El-Guerbouzi, 19, of Ashmore Road, Westminster, was sentenced to 10 years imprisonment at Southwark Crown Court on Friday (July 21).

The pair robbed at least nine people between December 7, 2016 and December 22, 2016.

Some of the victims were injured - one was knocked unconscious and suffered a broken collar bone.

Teens jailed for life in mistaken identity stabbing

Two teenage boys were jailed for life for the murder of an innocent university student.

The boys both aged 14 at the time of the stabbing with a "Rambo-style knife" were out to seek revenge against rival gang members in South Harrow .

Police believe they had been tipped off as to the whereabouts of an intended target from a rival gang who they were determined to track down.

The youths took a minicab to the area, knifed two people in Parkfield Road.

Hussein Ahmed was the victim of a knife attack in South Harrow

Hussein Ahmed was riding his bike when he saw what was happening and tried to intervene to prevent other young people he knew from being attacked, but was stabbed.

The teen murderers, now both aged 15, were handed life sentences at the Old Bailey on Monday (July 24).

Hussein, 19, who was described as a "peaceful" university student, suffered massive blood loss and died in hospital three days after he was stabbed once in the back outside South Harrow Tube station on November 18 last year.

Thug jailed for fracturing Paul Gascoigne's skull

Lewis Beard

A violent thug who fractured the skull of football legend Paul Gascoigne was jailed for 23 weeks.

Lewis Beard from Uxbridge knocked Gazza down a flight of stairs at a hotel in Shoreditch High Street in December last year.

Paul Gascoigne

The 27-year-old from The Grove, had originally denied the assault, but changed his plea and was jailed at Stratford Magistrates’ Court on Friday (July 21).

He was also ordered to pay £7,800 in compensation and £650 in court costs.

Trio of men jailed for raping same girl for years until she fell pregnant

From left to right: Noel Hutton, Robert Hutton and Alvin Muschette

Three sick men who took it in turns to repeatedly rape a girl for three years until she fell pregnant were put behind bars.

The trio - two of whom were brothers - subjected her to sexual abuse between 1987 and 1990, when she was aged just 12 to 15-year's-old

Noel Hutton, 65, of Newham Close, Northolt, sexually abused the girl, along with his brother, Robert Hutton, 63, of Creighton Close, Hammersmith.

A third man, Alvin Muschette, 55, of Curzon Crescent, Brent, attacked the victim in the same way.

All three men were convicted of rape.

Robert Hutton was jailed for five years, his brother, Noel, for seven years and Muschette was sentenced to eight years' imprisonment.

Man jailed for stabbing behind Ramada hotel in Hounslow

Ali has been sentenced to 12 years behind bars

A "vicious" man who stabbed his victim in the head behind a hotel in Hounslow was sentenced to 12 years in prison.

Abdisalem Ali, 29, of Canterbury Road, Feltham, left his victim with life threatening injuries following the attack behind the Ramada hotel, in Lampton Road, at around 2.45pm on January 5.

The 28-year-old victim staggered to nearby Hounslow Police Station where he received emergency first aid treatment before being transported to St Mary's Hospital in Paddington.

A jury unanimously found Ali guilty of wounding with intent to do grievous bodily harm and of possessing an offensive weapon in a public place.

Wine smugglers jailed for multi-million pound tax evasion

Livio Mazzarello and Louisa Mbadugha

A duo of wine smugglers who evaded £46.5 million in tax were sentenced for 17 and a half years in total.

Livio Mazzarello, 57, and, Louisa Mbadugha, 59 from Brent, who ran The Italian Wine Company Ltd from a building in Neasden, lied about the quantity of wine they imported and sold to evade excise duty and VAT.

A HMRC investigation found the pair used false paperwork to smuggle large quantities of wine into the UK from Italy.

They laundered the proceeds of the fraud through the company using a string of bank accounts.

Mbadugha, of Lewis Crescent, was jailed for three and a half years at the Old Bailey on Friday July 14.

Mazzarello, who absconded during the trial, was sentenced in his absence at the same court to 14 years on Friday June 30.

Mini-cab driver cut clothes of lone female passengers and sexually assaulted them

Jahir Hussain will serve 12 years in prison for a series of sexual assaults on lone female passengers in his mini-cab while he was off-duty

A minicab driver was jailed for 12 years for a string of sexual offences including rape.

Jahir Hussain of Morris Road, Tower Hamlets, would cut the clothes of lone female passengers before sexually assaulting them.

He would pick up his victims claiming they had ordered a cab and once they fell asleep would cut off their clothes and attack them.

The 37-year-old committed a series of sexual attacks while off-duty during winter 2016.

Businessman jailed for death of two workers in Chelsea balcony fall

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A company director from Brentford was jailed for the death of two workmen who fell to their deaths while working on a balcony in Chelsea.

Martin Gutaj, 44, of Ferry Lane, was sentenced to 14 months for each death of Tomasz Procko, 22, from Greenford and Karol Szymanski, 29, of Wembley.

A forensics tent at the scene of the fatal balcony collapse in Cadogan Square, Chelsea

The men died while lifting a sofa through the balcony of a first floor apartment in Cadogan Square on November 21, 2014.

The company Martinisation London Limited was also ordered to pay more than £3m after being found guilty of corporate manslaughter.

Hounslow Isis supporter jailed for life

Haroon Syed told the police his phone password was 'Yeah, I.S.I.S. You like that?'
Haroon Syed, 19, has been given a life sentence after admitting to planning to carry out a nail bomb attack at 'packed places in London'

A Hounslow teenager behind plans to carry out a nail bomb attack plot at Elton John's 9/11 anniversary concert has been jailed.

Haroon Syed, 19, was sentenced to life in prison, serving a minimum 16 years and six months behind bars.

He had pleaded guilty to preparation of terrorist acts.

Oxford Street and Buckingham Palace were among the other "packed places in London" targeted, the Mirror reported .

His online contact, "Abu Yusuf", was in fact an undercover security services officer, and counter-terror cops raided Syed's home in Hounslow, on September 8 last year.

Officers found his mobile phone in his bedroom and when asked for the password, Syed said: "Yeah, I.S.I.S. You like that?"

He joins his older brother Nadir Syed, 24, also jailed for life in June 2016 for planning to behead a poppy-seller or police community support officer on Remembrance Sunday.

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