Locked up in October – killers, rapists and child abusers

Our courts have continued to deliver justice despite the practical difficulties caused by the coronavirus crisis.

In the past month we have reported how the courts have dealt with a number of serious offences – including murder, rape and child abuse.

In most cases, Leicestershire Police has released custody photographs of the most serious offenders.

Here is a recap of some of those cases.

Wayne Haywood

Haywood, 48, was convicted this week of sexually abusing a teenage girl.

He denied any wrongdoing, meaning his victim had to give evidence to a jury at Leicester Crown Court.

Wayne Haywood
(Image: Leicestershire Police)

Leicestershire Police released this custody photograph of Haywood after he was sentenced.

Read the full story and sentence here.

Manjit Dulay

Property owner Dulay risked the lives of dozens of his tenants as a result of a series of potentially catastrophic fire safety failings.

A court heard he ran his £30 million property empire “like a corner shop”.

He received a huge fine over fire safety failings at St Clement’s Court in Comet Close, New Parks, Leicester.

Manjit Dulay was ordered to pay more than £146,000 in fines and costs
(Image: Leicester Mercury)

The site, which has more than 70 flats, was inspected in 2014 and he was told to carry out urgent fire safety measures.

Dulay failed to do all the work required.

Read the full story here.

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Callum Kavanagh

Kavanagh, a persistent crook from Drummond Road, near Abbey Lane, Leicester, was jailed again this month for a series of shop robberies during which staff workers were threatened with a claw hammer.

The 21-year-old, who has already amassed 60 offences on his record, also attacked a young man in the street, smashing the bones in his face in an unprovoked assault.

His defiant law-breaking continued after being released on bail, following several arrests.

The 21-year-old was sentenced at Leicester Crown Court for five separate offences – including three robberies with a juvenile accomplice wielding a claw hammer as Kavanagh waited in a getaway van.

Read the full story here .

Raymond Abbott-Moore

The 32-year-old Raymond Abbott-Moore was locked up for a series of burglaries throughout August this year.

Abbott-Moore, of no fixed address, was arrested after members of the public spotted him acting suspiciously in Station Road, Glenfield.

Raymond Abbott-Moore
Raymond Abbott-Moore
(Image: Leicestershire Police)

Officers called to the scene found him hiding in bushes.

He had with him items taken from a property he had raided earlier that day.

The court heard he targeted properties in Leicester, Glenfield, Thurmaston and Market Harborough.

Read the full story here.

Shay McManus, Kody Finnemore, Richard Henderson and Deacon Smith

These four men burst into a Leicestershire pub armed with machetes, a metal pole and a baseball bat looking for revenge following an earlier altercation.

The gang stormed into the back of the Lord Nelson pub in Earl Shilton after earlier being involved in a fight with 10 people in the beer garden.

Shay McManus, 31, of Grey Crecsent, Newtown Linford, Kody Finnemore, 32, of Montvale Gardens, Leicester, Richard Henderson, 31, of Pendlebury Drive, Leicester and Deacon Smith, 25, of Evelyn Road, Leicester all appeared at Leicester Crown Court on Tuesday (13 October) where they pleaded guilty and were sentenced for the offences which happened on 11 July this year.
(Image: Leicestershire Police)

Police were called but the three defendants had left before officers arrived.

The men returned later armed with machetes, a metal pole and a baseball bat.

Read the full story here.

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Martin Green

Martin Green launched a violent fatal attack on his friend Stuart Morris earlier this year.

Green, 50, initially denied killing Stuart Morris, but changed his mind during a trial at Leicester Crown Court and pleaded guilty.

Killer – Martin Green
(Image: Leicestershire Police)

The court heard that the 50-year-old victim had spent much of the day at Green’s flat prior to the murder.

Green subjected Mr Morris to a savage beating before stabbing him.

He later fabricated a story that he had been out to the shops and returned to find his friend dead.

Read the full story here.

Preston Paris

A man repeatedly raped and sexually abused two girls over a period of 15 years.

Preston Paris, of Tarragon Road, near the city’s Bede Park, was convicted of a string of offences following a trial an Leicester Crown Court.

Calculated sexual predator Preston Paris
(Image: Leicestershire Police)

The abuse occurred between 2001 and 2016 and began when the victims were children, and continued into their adulthood.

Paris, a 50-year-old American national, began abusing the first victim not long after he moved to the UK, when she was just eight years old.

Read the full story here.

Marius Jackevicius

A sleeping woman was pinned down and raped in her own bed by a party guest.

The victim’s partner was fast asleep downstairs and did not hear her screams for help, a court heard.

The attack only ended when her young son woke up and went to his mother’s bedroom door.

Marius Jackevicius, 30, of no fixed address, but formerly of Leicester, pleaded guilty to raping and sexually assaulting the victim in her home in the early hours of Saturday, September 9, 2017.

Read the full story here.

Ashley David Smith

A motorcyclist fleeing the scene of a collision ran over and seriously injured a 14-year-old schoolboy who had the misfortune to be crossing a road at the time.

Banned driver Ashley David Smith had taken cocaine an hour before the incident.

Police custody picture of Ashley David Smith
(Image: Leicestershire Police)

His “dangerous” actions in Strasbourg Drive, Beaumont Leys, Leicester left the victim unconscious with fractures to his collarbone and leg.

Read the full story here.

Yashvant Pranlal

A 24-year-old man killed his best friend’s dad during a skirmish in a city street.

The victim, Jentilal Deugi, died after an altercation with Yashvant Pranlal on Sunday, May 31.

Yashvant Pranlal
(Image: Leicestershire Police)

Pranlal pushed 50-year-old Mr Deugi to the ground, causing him to suffer a heart attack which cut off his supply of oxygen, resulting in a fatal brain injury.

Mr Deugi was tended to at the scene, in Redcar Road, Belgrave, Leicester, by a passing midwife and her husband, who is a retired nurse, and another member of the public.

Paramedics then took him to Leicester Royal Infirmary, where he died on Tuesday, June 2.

Read the full story here.

Tony Fraine

A married school teacher sexually abused a teenage girl after they exchanged sexual images and explicit messages.

The exchanges were part of 37-year-old Tony Fraine’s calculated campaign of sexual grooming.

Tony Fraine
(Image: Leicestershire Police)

When his offending came to light, he was sacked from his teaching post as head of a department at Hinckley Academy and John Cleveland Six Form College, in Hinckley.

Read the full story here.

Rhys Hancock

A former headteacher murdered his ex-partner and her new boyfriend on New Year’s Day.

Rhys Hancock pleaded guilty to murdering 39-year-old PE teacher Helen Hancock, nee Almey, a Loughborough University graduate, and Martin Griffiths, 48, from Derby.

Rhys Hancock aged 40, of Portland Street, Etwall, jailed for life minimum 31 years for murdering his wife and her new partner in Duffield on 1-1-20.
(Image: Derbyshire Constabulary/Derby Telegraph)

Both were found with multiple stab wounds after police discovered their bodies at 4.11am, on New Year’s Day, at the Hancocks’ former marital home in New Zealand Lane, Duffield.

Hancock, of Portland Street, Etwall, is a former head teacher at Stanton Vale School, in Long Eaton.

Read the full story here.

Benjamin Watson and Jack Arnold

Two “naive” crooks were arrested after they turned up at a garage to collect a damaged stolen car – in another vehicle that was also taken during a burglary.

Benjamin Watson and Jack Arnold arrived at an auto-body shop in Wigston in a VW Golf to pick up a BMW 2 series which had been dropped off with a damaged bumper days earlier.

Benjamin Watson (in mask) and Jack Arnold
(Image: Leicester Mercury / Chris Gordon)

The owner of the garage became suspicious, then realised the BMW had false number plates and called the police.

Officers then discovered the VW also had fake number plates.

Read the full story here.

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