Two Men Jailed after South Acton Attack
Drug gang punished man who owed them money
Dorian Henry, 18, of Goldolphin Road, London, W12 and Andre Williams also 18 of Clandon Close, W3 - both unemployed - were sentenced to 10 years in prison at Isleworth Crown Court last Friday 23rd May for their part in a vicious gang attack on a 17 year old man in August last year.
At 12:50pm On Tuesday 7th August, Ealing Police were called to Blackmore Tower on the South Acton Estate after reports of a naked man lying on the top floor landing.
When they arrived at the 15th floor, officers discovered a very badly injured man who had been stripped naked and stamped on: the imprints of shoes were visible on his neck and body. He also had a bruised jaw and was drifting in and out of consciousness. He also had serious wounds from, it later transpired, having been ravaged by a dog who was set upon him.
Officers provided first aid and stabilised the victim for approximately 45 minutes until the London Ambulance Service arrived.
Police discovered later that the victim had upset a drug gang after he lost £300 worth of drugs. He was being punished for failing to pay back money after he broke his ankle and was unable to work to repay the gang.
Two 17 year old men were arrested in the early hours of 8th August on suspicion of false imprisonment, robbery, GBH with intent and being in charge of a dangerously out of control dog in a public place. Both have been on remand since they first appeared at Acton Youth Court last August.
Last week, they were found guilty of robbery, conspiracy to supply Class A drugs, causing grievous bodily harm with intent and being in charge of a dangerous dog with intent to cause injury and sentenced to 10 years in prison.
Detective Sergeant Tim Bunkall, from Ealing Borough Police, who lead the investigation said:
'This was a vicious attack, which has left the victim traumatised.
The sentence will in no way undo the damage caused but will finally allow the victim to bring to a close this shocking attack.
Henry and his associate Williams are very dangerous individuals who have now been removed from the streets of Ealing Borough for some considerable time and I hope this provides some comfort to the victim and the rest of the community as a whole.”
Williams will not be considered for parole for 5 years and Henry for 4 years. Both men will now remain on licence for life. The Judge also ordered that the dog should be destroyed.
May 30, 2008