A man who tried to sexually assault a schoolgirl at knife-point and a man who stripped, gagged and threatened his victim before smothering him to death are among those jailed in west London in September.

Here we take a look at the work of the courts and Metropolitan Police in helping to bring criminals from around the capital to justice.

Teenager who hid loaded gun in sports sock at Notting Hill Carnival

Owen Neves of Eye Road, Peterborough was sentenced at Southwark Crown Court on Wednesday (September 27.)

Owen Neves of Eye Road, Peterborough was sentenced at Southwark Crown Court on Wednesday (September 27) after trying to take a loaded gun into Notting Hill Carnival concealed in a sock.

The 18-year-old pleaded guilty to obstructing a constable in execution of his duty, possessing a prohibited weapon and possessing ammunition for a firearm without a certificate.

Neves concealed a loaded revolver in a sports sock

He was sentenced to five years in a young offenders institution.

Teenager who hid loaded gun in sports sock at Notting Hill Carnival is jailed

Man who stalked and threatened to throw acid on ex-girlfriend

Pradeep Thomas, 37, of Townsend Road, was jailed for 10 months at Harrow Crown Court on Wednesday (September 27) after pleading guilty to stalking involving fear of violence.

Thomas threatened to kill and throw acid over his former partner

The Ealing man threatened to damage his ex-girlfriend's house and car, made repeated threats to kill her and also threatened to throw acid on her.

Predator tried to sexually assault schoolgirl at knife-point

The defendant tried to sexually assault a schoolgirl at knifepoint

Philip Ogun, 34, of Stevenage Road, Fulham , targeted eight women on three separate days, assaulting some and robbing and sexually assaulting others.

The crimes were carried out between December 2016 and January 2017.

In one attack he planned to sexually assault a schoolgirl in a park while holding a knife to her throat, luckily the young girl managed to escape.

He was sentenced to 10 years in prison on Wednesday (September 27) at Isleworth Crown Court after being found guilty of 20 charges during a trial earlier this year.

'Sadistic' bondage killer given at least 39 years in jail

Jason Marshall will face sentencing at a future date

Jason Marshall, was handed a 39 year prison sentence after stripping, gagging and threatening Peter Fasoli with a knife at his bungalow in Northolt, before smothering him to death.

The former male escort, 39, pretended to be an "MI5 spy" when he was interrogating the man with a large hunting knife.

Marshall, formerly of Forest Gate, east London, was serving a 16-year prison term for murder and attempted murder in Italy when he appeared before the Old Bailey for trial.

Trio jailed after crystal meth stash discovered at Ealing flat

From left to right, Naaimi, Babakhan and Rahimi

Three men received 10 years behind bars between them for supplying the drug crystal meth.

A large stash of the drug, which is formally known as methylamphetamine, was discovered when London Crime Squad officers raided the Ealing home of 41-year-old Hamid Babakhan on Tuesday April 25.

Police said the flat in Park North Road appeared to be used for producing the drug.

Babakhan, of Park Road North, Ealing, was sentenced to five years behind bars for conspiracy to supply a Class A drug.

Hossein Rahimi, 37, of Girdlers Road in Kensington, was sentenced to three years in prison for conspiracy to supply a Class A drug.

While 20-year-old Reza Naaimi, of West Row in North Kensington, was sentenced to two years and six months' in jail for conspiracy to supply a Class A drug.

Brent man jailed for sharing terror-related content on Facebook

Hussain Yousef shared content, photos and videos from Daesh, also known as Islamic State

Hussain Yousef, 21, was given a six-and-a-half year prison sentence for using six Facebook accounts to share content, images and videos of Daesh, aka, Islamic State.

At Kingston Crown Court on Friday (September 22), he was convicted of collection of information which may be useful to someone who commits or prepares acts of terrorism as well as encouragement of terrorism and dissemination of terrorist publications.

The judge also ordered that Yousef be deported at the end of his prison sentence.

Man jailed after taking photos of Grenfell Tower fire victim

Omega Mwaikambo of Testerton Walk, W11 pleaded guilty to two counts under s127 of the Communications Act

Omega Mwaikambo, 43, was sentenced to three months in prison after posting photos of Grenfell Tower fire victims to his Facebook page.

He says he feels he did not deserve his three-month prison term, but said he regretted his actions, calling them morally wrong.

Mwaikambo, of Testerton Walk, close to the base of the Grenfell Tower, pleaded guilty to two offences contrary to section 127 of the Communications Act at Westminster Magistrates’ Court.

Predator plied 14-year-old schoolgirl with drugs and sexually abused her

Richard Slater
Richard Slater

Richard Slater, 46, of Unwin Road, Isleworth was jailed for seven years and eight months after grooming a 14-year-old schoolgirl so he could sexually abuse her.

Slater was aware of the girl's age and convinced the girl he was in love her.

In September 2016 their relationship became sexual and on September 29 the girl was reported missing, police later found her in Slater's bedroom.

Slater will be placed on the Sex Offenders' Register and has a sexual harm prevention order against him.

Man lured children into webcam sex acts

72 children were safeguarded after 'depraved' Derek Hutton's sex crimes

Derek Hutton of Railway Approach in Harrow, was handed a 10 year prison sentence after admitting inciting children under the age of 13 to perform sex acts on themselves.

The 49-year-old created more than 400 accounts on a children's social media site, MovieStar Planet, luring in dozens of victims on to separate video creating platforms.

Teenager jailed for stabbing of pupil outside school gates in Willesden

A 15-year-old boy was jailed for at least 14 years for stabbing a teenager outside his school gates in Willesden.

The teenager, who cannot be identified for legal reasons, was found guilty of murder on July 30 and was sentenced at the Old Bailey on Wednesday, September 6.

The teenager wore a mask and with a knife in hand, waited for schoolboy, Quamari Serunkuma-Barnes outside Capital City Academy in Doyle Gardens.

The 15-year-old victim died from his injuries in hospital.

Two teenagers jailed after murdering man over £400 debt

18-year-olds Garang and Rodriguez-Galean were jailed for life

Two teenagers who posed as a woman to lure Selfridges worker, Omar Raza, to a "business deal" before he was stabbed to death, have been jailed for life.

The 23-year-old was stabbed multiple times over a £400 debt.

Akol Garang, 18, of Lausanne Road, Hornsey, was sentenced to life imprisonment, serving a minimum of 19 years for murder and conspiracy to rob, and 18-year-old George Rodriguez-Galean of Gospatrick Road, Wood Green was jailed for life, to serve a minimum of 15 years, also for murder and conspiracy to rob.

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