Guilty: Who was jailed across east London in July?
- Credit: Metropolitan Police
Several offenders from across east London were sentenced or jailed this month.
Here's our round-up:
Ilford man Caise Bidounga was jailed for a series of sexual offences in a Wanstead park.
The 22-year-old of St Andrews Road was sentenced at Snaresbrook Crown Court on July 9 to five and a half years in prison, three years on extended licence and a lifetime on the Sex Offenders Register.
Bidounga exposed himself to or sexually assaulted seven women aged 18 and 42 in Roding Valley Park between September 11 and 17 last year.
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Four of the seven offences took place on September 17.
Bidounga had pleaded guilty at the same court in December to one count of attempted rape, three counts of sexual assault and three counts of exposure.
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Petra Deliu and Ionel-Octavian Stanciu
These two men were jailed after burning down a makeshift hut in Ilford, killing one of its occupants and badly injuring another.
Petra Deliu, 54, from Canning Town, and Ionel-Octavian Stanciu, 39, from Westminster, poured petrol over the wooded hut next to the A406 in June 2019 after a disagreement over who could live there.
A 38-year-old victim, Ionut Manea, made it out of the burning hut but died in hospital the next day after suffering 95 per cent burns all over his body.
On July 9, Stanciu was sentenced to life in prison with a minimum term of 31 years after being convicted of murder and causing grievous bodily harm (GBH) with intent following a trial at the Old Bailey.
Deliu, who was found guilty of GBH in the same trial and found guilty of manslaughter at an earlier hearing, was sentenced to 12 years and six months in prison.
Barking man Adam Ballo was jailed for running a drug dealing line into Ipswich from London.
The 26-year-old of Ripple Road was identified through complex phone analysis by the police as being the manager of the “Saviour” county line, which operated between February and June this year.
When police executed a warrant at Ballo’s home, they found £3,000 cash, a bundle of crack cocaine and heroin as well as a “burner phone”, which had been used to arrange the supply of drugs to users in Ipswich.
Police also found a notepad containing instructions and things to remember, which Ballo claimed to be fictitious “rap lyrics” when interviewed.
Ballo, who admitted being concerned in the supply of heroin and crack cocaine, was jailed for five years and seven months at Ipswich Crown Court on July 23.
Ermir Loka was jailed after he fled the scene of a collision on his bicycle which killed a 72-year-old pedestrian in Bow.
The 23-year-old cyclist from Waltham Forest collided with Hackney man Peter McCombie while he was walking home on July 3 last year.
Loka, who had gone through a red light, came off his bike in the collision but got up and rode away. Peter died from his injuries eight days later.
Loka was convicted of causing bodily harm by wanton/furious driving at Snaresbrook Crown Court on July 15. He was found not guilty of manslaughter.
At the same court on July 26, Loka was given the maximum sentence of two years' in prison, which will take into account time served while on remand.