'Prolific' Acton Vale Gang Leader Jailed

Police say Lamarr Wilson sentence is 'clear message' to criminals



Lamarr Wilson jailed for 30 months

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A violent gang leader who attacked a resident of the Acton Vale estate with a knife and injured a plain clothers police woman has been jailed for 30 months.

On Thursday 1 August at 11.00am Ealing police officers identified 22 year old Lamarr Wilson walking along the High Street in Acton heading towards Churchfield Road, W3.

Officers approached Wilson in a cafe on Churchfield Road,  but fearing a weapon was about to be used, held him down on the ground to restrain him.

Wilson tried to discard a bag of wraps in his right pocket which were later identified as class ‘A’ drugs.

He was arrested for the possession of drugs with intent to supply. Officers later searched Wilson’s home address where they found a bag of white powder and a quantity of cash.

Three days later, on Sunday 4th August, Wilson attacked a resident of the Acton Vale Estate with a knife - he was subsequently circulated as wanted on the police national computer.

On Tuesday 24 September plain clothes officers on Southfield Road, saw and chased Wilson. One of the officers tried to detain him and was lifted and thrown to the ground causing grazes and swelling to her face.

Two further officers gave chase and arrested Wilson who continued to violently resist arrest until he was placed in handcuffs. The officers searched the area and found four bags of cannabis.

Wilson was charged with GBH and resisting arrest. He was not granted bail and he pleaded guilty in court.

At Isleworth Crown Court Wilson was found guilty of the following offences:

1. Actual Bodily Harm
2. Threatening with a blade or sharply pointed article in a public place.
3. Possessing a controlled drug with intent to supply of Class A namely heroin
4. Possessing a controlled drug with intent to supply of Class A namely cocaine
5. Possessing a controlled drug with intent to supply of Class A namely crack cocaine
6. Possessing a controlled drug of Class B namely cannabis
7. Assault with intent to resisting arrest

Detective Inspector Naz Rana, head of the Gangs Task Force at Ealing Borough said: ''I would like to commend the investigation team for their professionalism and dedication in bringing about justice for those that suffered the impact by this individuals criminal activity. “

“Wilson was a frequent visitor to the Acton Vale estate intent on supplying drugs and maintaining a fear amongst it’s residents. The sentence given will offer a clear message to those intent on criminal activity on the Acton Vale estate''.

4th December 2013