A foiled "Heathrow Heist", a gang of teenage thieves on mopeds, a "vile" child rapist and a frenzied knife murderer - October has seen a shocking number of violent and manipulative criminals put behind bars in west London.

A noticeable number of the criminals convicted this month had worked together in groups to commit elaborate fraud or robberies.

So here they are:

Gang ring leader and accomplices jailed for money laundering through fake catering company

Michael Akindele, from Carshalton, Surrey, masterminded a gang that laundered £240,974 in total and was sentenced at Kingston Crown Court.

Akindele claimed a series of fraudulent VAT payments through a fake catering business before laundering the money with five other gang members.

The gang included Abdul Mohamed, 30, of Chiswick , and Kayode Sangosanya, 45, of Shepherd’s Bush , laundered £240,974 in total.

All five were sentenced on October 3.

Akindele, of Newent Close, Carshalton, was jailed on Tuesday (October 3)

Akindele, pleaded guilty to cheating the public revenue and was jailed for three and-a-half years.

His accomplice, Mohamed, of Ellesmere Court, Chiswick, admitted to money laundering and was sentenced to six months in jail, suspended for 15 months.

He was ordered to complete 120 hours of unpaid work.

Four others, who pleaded guilty, were alongside them in the dock, included Akindele’s wife Abimbola, 44, of Finsbury Park, Abiodun Gbadamosi, 44, of South Ockenden, and Sangosanya.

They admitted money laundering and were each sentenced to three months in jail, suspended for 12 months, and 100 hours of unpaid work.

Akindele was jailed for three and-a-half years.

Owners of upmarket Fulham tailors jailed for tax evasion

Owners of a tailors in Fulham High Street who pocketed tax deducted from staff pay were jailed for a total of five years at Ipswich Crown Court on October 2.

David Saxby, 40, of Fulham High Street and Gisele Dineur, 40, of Hill House Lane, Ipswich, kept £426,095.62 that should have been paid in VAT, Corporation Tax, Income Tax and National Insurance Contributions to HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC).

The business was based in Fulham High Street

Saxby and Dineur, 40, failed to register for and pay VAT and neither of them submitted Self Assessment tax returns.

They were both banned from being company directors for 10 years.

Cocaine dealer caught red-handed jailed for five years

A man caught in possession of two kilos of cocaine was sentenced to five years in prison at Harrow Crown Court on October 6.

Kledian Semaj, of no fixed address, was sentenced to five years in jail after pleading guilty to possession of drugs with intent to supply.

Kledian Semaj was caught by Metropolitan Police officers taking part in a drug deal in June.

Pickpocket gang member locked up

A pickpocket caught after following tourists in Westminster was jailed on October 3.

Romeo Haret was sentenced to 16 months’ imprisonment for conspiracy to pickpocket

Romeo Haret, 25, of Valence Circus, Dagenham, was sentenced to 16 months imprisonment at Blackfriars Crown Court for conspiracy to steal.

A member of a pickpocket gang he was caught after targeting tourists in Westminster where he followed a mother and daughter.

Road rage driver jailed for 'hideous and aggressive' M4 pursuit

A driver who reversed his car at woman on motorway hard shoulder and stopped in middle of fast lane was jailed for six months on October 5.

Cecil Kwakye, 26, of Otter Way, West Drayton, continuously stopped his car on the M4 motorway in front of a 52-year-old woman and even blocked her from taking an exit to leave the motorway.

Kawayke was convicted for dangerous driving at Reading Crown Court and sentenced to six months imprisonment and a 27-month ban from driving.

Teenage moped gang that snatched more than 100 mobiles in five days jailed

Teenage members of a moped gang that snatched more than 100 mobiles during a five-day crime spree across London were jailed for a total of 13 years on October 11.

Pictures of the teenage moped gang were taken by onlookers

Claude Parkinson, 18, of Thornhill Square, and two other teenagers, aged 15 and 16 and both from Islington who cannot be identified for legal reasons, admitted to conspiracy to rob between April 18 and May 5.

During this period, there were 212 robbery and snatch offences in Westminster - 83 of these were committed by this gang, according to the Met Police.

Parkinson was sentenced to five years and three months imprisonment by Southwark Crown Court on Wednesday (October 11).

The two other teenagers were jailed for four years and two months each.

Chiswick man jailed for burglary and shoplifting spree

Oliver Chin of Chiswick sentenced to 17 months in prison

A man who went on a violent rampage in Sainsbury's was jailed on October 2.

Oliver Chin, 32, of Chiswick, was locked up following a home burglary and shoplifting spree in Brentford.

In September he was arrested for racial abuse and assault after a rampage in Sainsbury's, where he was found to be carrying broken scissors in his pocket September 1.

He was later identified as being linked to a residential burglary in August.

He was sentenced for a total of 17 months at Isleworth Crown Court for burglary, theft, being in possesion of a bladed article, racial aggravation and assault.

Man jailed after fatally stabbing father-of-two in the heart

A man who fatally stabbed a father over a family feud was jailed for 18 years on October 13.

Abraham Omotoso, 27, of Tudor Gardens, Harrow, stabbed Mohamed Al-Zufairi , 34, in the heart in Wealdstone High Street as he waited for his eight-year-old daughter outside a shop on February 27.

Omotso was found guilty of manslaughter at the Old Bailey and sentenced to 18 years in prison at the cour,t having been found not guilty of murder.

Prolific thief who stole £30k of cash and goods behind bars

A prolific thief caught who preyed on tourists at Heathrow Airport and stole £30,000 of cash and goods was jailed for more than three and-a-half years.

Emilio Guerrero-Sepulveda, 63, from Chile, was sentenced to three years and eight months in prison for 11 counts of theft at Isleworth Crown Court on October 12.

Guerrero-Sepulveda was caught on CCTV in the act of stealing a woman's handbag from on top of her luggage trolley in Heathrow Airport.

Prolific thief Emilio Guerrero-Sepulveda, 63, from Chile went on £30,000 crime spree targeting tourists across west London

He was arrested on September 12 as he attempted to board a flight to Santiago in Chile - he was carrying £1,000 in cash which is to be returned to his victims.

'Vile abuser' who raped girls younger than 13 sentenced to 20 years

A multiple child rapist from Hillingdon who sexually assaulted two girls under the age of 13 was sentenced to 20 years in prison on October 17.

Jamie Ulrich, 29, pleaded guilty to seven counts of rape, one count of penetration and two counts of inciting a girl under 13 to engage in sexual activity and nine counts of making or distributing an indecent photograph of a child at Isleworth Crown Court.
Jamie Ulrich was sentenced to 20 years in prison for the "truly hideous" crimes

Once released he will face eight years extended licence and be under a Sexual Harm Prevention Order restricting his access to those under-16 and electronic media devices for life.

Gang jailed for more than 23 years for £7m 'Heathrow Heist'

Two former security guards and the mastermind behind the plot to fake a £7 million robbery and steal from their own cash transit van at Heathrow Airport were sentenced at Kingston Crown Court on October 18.

On March 14 a fake robbery was staged by two security guards, 32-year-old Mohammad Siddique and 40-year-old Ranjeev Singh.

The former Loomis security guards drove a security van full of 26 bags of cash from the British Airways cargo depot and stole a total of 19 bags of cash, totalling £7m from the van.

Siddique then drove off on his own and with the help of another man unloaded the bags into a white transit van parked in West View, Feltham, where the security van was later found abandoned.

Ringleader Hussain, of Chadwick Road in Slough, was the mastermind behind the "Heathrow Heist".

Siddique, of Belgrave Road, Slough and Singh, of Grampian Way, Langley, Slough, were sentenced to six and-a-half years each for conspiracy to steal.

Security guards sentenced in £7m Heathrow Heist

Ringleader Hussain was handed a sentence of 10 years and and three months, for conspiracy to steal and money laundering, he was also given two years and eight months for conspiracy to burgle.

Rafaqat Hussain of Chadwick Road, Slough, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to steal, conspiracy to burgle and conspiracy to commit money laundering

Man sent racist abuse after taking explicit video of sleeping woman

A man who filmed a woman while she slept before texting a torrent of abuse and racist text messages to her friend was jailed for six months on October 19.

Michael O’Riley, 32, of Cranleigh Gardens, in Bridgewater, Somerset, was sentenced at Westminster Magistrates’ Court for racially aggravated public disorder, and received a further six months imprisonment for disclosing private sexual images - the video - of the female, which were taken in Kensington and Chelsea borough.

Michael O’Riley filmed an explicit video of a woman while she slept

Man who tried to frame brother-in-law in 'act of revenge' jailed over terrorism offences

A vengeful man who tried to frame his brother-in-law for terror offences was put behind bars for five and-a-half years on October 27.

Shohidul Islam, 26, from Bradford, pleaded guilty at the Old Bailey to two counts of reckless encouragement of terrorism and possession of material useful to a terrorist.

Islam embarked on a social media smear campaign to frame his brother-in-law which was condemned as "reckless and despicable" by police.

Shohidul Islam, 26, was convicted on Wednesday (October 26)

Islam was also handed a restraining order against further contact with his brother-in-law and his family.

Man jailed for life for frenzied knife attack on sex worker

A man who brutally murdered a Westminster sex worker with a knife was jailed for life on October 26.

Noor Mohammad, 26, of no fixed address, confessed to the “brutal and sustained attack” of Romina Kalaci, at Blackfriars Crown Court.

He was sentenced to life in prison the following day and will serve a minimum sentence of 24 years.

Noor Mohammad was sentenced to life in prison on Thursday (October 26)

Fraudsters used office to cheat students out of £2m in elaborate mobile phone scam

A gang of seven, who used a flat in Fulham to help carry out a £2 million mobile phone scam, were sentenced at Southwark Crown court on October 27.

Seven people were identified as being part of a group who set up phone contracts in the names of people who were not genuine subscribers.

The group, which included a woman from Parsons Green, tricked unsuspecting students and was described as “a long-running and sophisticated fraud” by police.

The combined loss for the mobile phone networks was totalled as £2,149,344.

Five were given custodial sentences at while two other received suspended prison sentences.

Others sentenced in October

Jonathan Boorman, 32, Devonshire Buildings, Bath

'Big Boss'Jonathan Boorman led the scam and used an office in Fulham as part of the fraud

Pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit fraud and one count of money laundering - sentenced to six years and four months imprisonment and banned for 10 years from being the director of any company.

Laura Kane, 28, Elm Road, Kidderminster, Worcestershire

Laura Kane

Found guilty of two counts of conspiracy to commit fraud and one count of money laundering - sentenced to five years and six months imprisonment and banned for 10 years from being the director of any company.

Alex Karonias, 32, Palewell Park, East Sheen, Richmond

Alex Karonias

Pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit fraud and one count of money laundering - sentenced to five years imprisonment and banned for 10 years from being the director of any company.

Charlie Shelton, 31, The Ridgway, Wimbledon

Charlie Shelton

Pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit fraud - sentenced to three years and three months imprisonment and banned for six years from being the director of any company.

Robert Morrison, 31, Hardwicks Square, Wandsworth

Robert Morrison

Pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit fraud - sentenced to two years and three months imprisonment and banned for five years from being the director of any company.

Thomas Maynard, 26, Pagoda Gardens, Blackheath

Pleaded guilty to two counts of conspiracy to commit fraud - sentenced to two years imprisonment, suspended for two years, and must complete 160 hours unpaid work. He has been banned for six years from being the director of any company.

Reiss Rawson, 31, Ranelagh Mansions, New Kings Road, Parsons Green

Found guilty at trial of one count of conspiracy to commit fraud and one count of money laundering - sentenced to two years imprisonment, suspended for two years, and must complete 160 hours unpaid work.

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