Violent robberies, a fatal stabbing, murder of a police officer, exploding ATM machines, and drug dealing were among the serious crimes which saw criminals jailed in London in December.
Getwestlondon has named and shamed some of the worst offenders from the area, or who have committed crimes in west London, thanks to the work of the police and courts to fight for justice of the victims.
Here are some of the faces of the people who have been locked up over the past month.
Two men including one from Shepherd's Bush were jailed for terrorising a vulnerable man at his home before robbing him .
Stephen Deevoy, 47, of Coningham Road, and Daniel George Sugrue, 45, of no fixed abode, were both found guilty of robbery on December 19 at Isleworth Crown Court.
The pair were both sentenced to 11 years behind bars.
They attempted to get the victim, who was awoken in his flat, punched, kicked and threatened with a knife, to take money out from a cash machine
The duo were arrested and charged on June 12 after a member of the public who heard the victim struggling called the police.
A mother from Wembley was jailed for six years after she was paid to store two guns, and a 16-year-old boy, who cannot be named for legal reasons, was jailed for four and a half years for possession of a shotgun.
Tawana Blake, 32, of Ealing Road, and the teenager were sentenced at the Old Bailey on Thursday, December 22, along with 43-year-old Robert Hewitt, of Connaught Road in Harlesden , who was jailed for 11 years.
Blake and Hewitt were both found guilty of conspiracy to transfer a prohibited weapon at the Old Bailey on Friday August 26, and Blake also pleaded guilty to unlawful possession of a firearm, unlawful possession of ammunition and possession of Class A drugs.
The 16-year-old was jailed after being found guilty of unlawful possession of a firearm and ammunition at the Old Bailey also on August 26.
POSSESSION OF WEAPONS
A "particularly dangerous criminal" from Fulham was locked up for nearly 10 years after he was arrested in possession weapons , a large sum of cash and Class A drugs.
Daniel Moncur was pulled over in his black Peugeot on West Drive in Streatham Park in Wandsworth and police officers searched his vehicle on June 16.
Officers found a black holdall in the 32-year-old's car containing a Bersa handgun, a silencer, a lock knife 49 rounds of ammunition, £3,000 in cash, MDMA, cocaine and cannabis.
They pumped gas into the machines and triggered the explosion with an electrical charge.
However, on some occasions, the offenders were forced to leave empty handed, as whilst extensive damage was sustained by the property housing the machine, they could not get to the cash.
Trevor McCarthy, 43, of Barlby Road in Ladbroke Grove was one of the four men involved, and he was sentenced to 10 years and eight months behind bars.
Ray Abraham, 36 of Hobart Drive, Hythe, Southampton was sentenced to 11 years and four months imprisonment, 36-year-old Daniel Dorkin of Baynard Close, Basingstoke, Hampshire was given 11 years behind bars and 40-year-old Gary Mills of Fleetwood Close, Chalfont St Giles, Buckinghamshire was sentenced to 10 years and eight months in prison.
All four men pleaded guilty to conspiracy to steal, conspiracy to commit criminal damage and recklessness endangering life on Tuesday December 20 at Kingston Crown Court.
A drama teacher who set up schools with a range of fake names was jailed for nine years .
The 71-year-old was sentenced after pleading guilty to indecent assaults on boys aged under 13.
Detectives from the Met Police launched an investigation after two men reported being assaulted in the 1980s by a private drama teacher.
Glyn Davies was arrested on February 10 this year after detectives from the Met's Sexual Offences Exploitation and Child Abuse Command identified him as using a fake name, "Glen Knowles", which he used to run The Glen Knowles Drama Schools and Clubs in areas across Hampton Hill in Twickenham and Coulsdon in Croydon.
Davies, of Fir Tree Close in Bridgwater, Somerset was later charged on September 29 with two counts of indecent assault on two boys under the age of 13.
The 71-year-old was sentenced at Isleworth Crown Court to nine years in prison and he will remain on the sex offenders register for life.
A couple laundered more than a £1million of proceeds from a brothel they ran in Westminster through a network of companies.
Mario Seu was jailed for five years and Maria Teresa Vittoriano was given a two-year suspended sentence following a two-and-a-half week trial at Inner London Crown Court .
Police from the Met’s Organised Crime Command searched a property in Gloucester Place in May 2014, where they found five Romanian women inside, including one with a nude male customer, who claimed they were employed as sex workers .
The pair, who are Italian nationals, were found guilty of controlling prostitution for gain, acquiring criminal property and two counts of concealing criminal property
On June 6 2016, John Donovan walked into the shop in Moorfield Road at around 8.17pm and tried to steal two bottles.
The shopkeeper confronted Donovan, who then set about viciously attacking the 56-year-old with one of the bottles.
Donovan was sentenced at Isleworth Crown Court on Friday December 2 to 10 years in prison for the shocking attack.
Donovan had previously pleaded not guilty to the offence, but changed his plea to guilty after the jury was sworn in, so the judge instructed the jury to enter a guilty verdict.DRUG DEALER
A 20-year-old from Stonebridge was jailed for four years for drug dealing offences after he was with caught with 71 wraps of drugs , just eight months after he was arrested for a similar offence.
Adam Naili, of Melville Road, was first arrested on March 31 in Abingdon, Oxfordshire when he was found with 20 wraps of class A drugs during a drug deal.
He was bailed and arrested again on November 3 in Aylesbury in Buckinghamshire where he was in possession of another 71 wraps of class As.
Naili was sentenced for a total of four years in prison at Aylesbury Crown Court on Monday December 5 after he pleaded guilty to two counts of possession with intent to supply heroin and two counts of possession with intent to supply cocaine.
Stefano Brizzi was sentenced at the Old Bailey on Monday December 12 to life in jail, and will serve a minimum of 24 years.
Gordon Semple, 59, was found in the bathroom of a south London flat in bin bags containing his body parts after he was murdered six days earlier.
Mr Semple was strangled by Stefano Brizzi, 50, after the pair had agreed to meet at Brizzi's flat in Southwark on April 1.
A thug who vandalised nine high-end cars causing almost £16,000 worth of damage was jailed .
Nyah Bishop, of no fixed abode, was convicted of criminal damage at the City of London Magistrates' Court on Monday December 5.
The 21-year-old was sentenced on the same day to six weeks' imprisonment.
Between 7pm on Wednesday, September 7, and 8am on Thursday, September 9, nine BMWs that were parked securely in a public underground car park in Park Lane were damaged to the cost of £15,949.
Walker Sesay, was one of seven people found not guilty of the murder of Che Labastide-Wellington, but the 19-year-old was put behind bars after being found guilty of manslaughter.
Che, 17, was stabbed through the heart while he tried to escape a “small army” of youths who turned up outside the gathering on November 8 last year.
Marco Madeo of no fixed abode was also sentenced for stealing four minicab driver's mobile phones between January and March 2015.
Following the trials the 20-year-old was handed eight years in prison on 10 counts to run concurrently, at Harrow Crown Court on Friday December 2.
Sibling Mario Madeo, 20, of Willoughby Lane, Tottenham, was sentenced for his part in the fast food outlet robberies for seven years at Harrow Crown Court on October 8, 2015.
Alin-Cristi Lazar of Luther Close, Edgware was caught following an investigation by British Transport Police (BTP), after devices were used at Gloucester Road, Notting Hill Gate and Canary Wharf tube stations over a one month period.
Lazar pleaded guilty to three charges of possessing articles for use in fraud and was sentenced to 12 months behind bars at Blackfriars Crown Court .
His imprisonment will be at a Young Offenders Institution and each of the counts will run concurrently.
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