Heroes vs Cowards - easy to tell who is who - on a variety of "levels". Mr Lee Spalding and Mr Tom Bardon, and the unnamed security guard are indeed heroes - shocking that some dhimmified Human Rights lawyer hasn't filed suit against them for harming the poor Khalid and causing him the distress of being caught and going to jail.
Three years sentence - is a joke. Throw away the key on this unrepentent piece of trash.
20 Year old Khalid BASHIER of Plymouth Terrace, SIdmouth Road, London NW2 has been sentenced at Wood Green Crown Court on Friday 25/02/11 for his part in the robbery of 70 Year old victim and his business associate, a 47 Year old woman.
The offence took place in broad daylight in Vivian Avenue NW4 after the couple had visited the bank to withdraw funds for their business. A large sum of money was placed in two carrier bags, with the victims carrying a bag each as they made their way across the road. As they reached the path on the other side of the road, they were attacked by Bashier and his accomplice.
The second suspect, whom Bashier refused to name, attacked the 70 year old from behind, attempting to snatch the bag of money from his hands but he refused to let go and as a result of the struggle the elderly man fell to the ground. The suspect tripped and fell backwards into the plate glass window of a shop which broke beneath his weight. The shock of this appeared to cause the suspect to drop the bag of money, which the elderly victim managed to retrieve as the suspect ran away.
Bashier attacked the women, again from behind, and fought with her so ferociously that he caused her to fall face first onto the concrete footpath, dragging her several meters before he finally managed to steal the bag of money from beneath her. CCTV footage from local establishments captured the true severity and violence of the incident.
Her cries for help alerted two postal workers, Mr Lee Spalding and Mr Tom Bardon, and a local security guard. On seeing the women in distress, the three gave chase and managed to apprehend Bashier as he attempted to make off along nearby streets. They retrieved the bag of money he had stolen and ensured that he was detained until the arrival of police.
In summation of the case, the Judge, His Honour Mr Sing described the victims as being vulnerable people whom Bashier and his accomplice targeted deliberately, stating "I do not believe that this attack was not planned or by chance".He went on to say "It was nasty robbery where the victims were subjected to force"and he believed that it was only by good fortune that the victims did not sustain any serious injuries.
Mr Sing commented that an immediate and substantial custodial sentence was warranted to protect other potentially vulnerable victims and to allow shopkeepers to go about their business without fear. He stated that Bashier showed no regard for his victims and commended the actions of the witnesses, who, without concern for their own safety rushed to assist other members of the public who were clearly in distress and calling for help
A sentence of 3 years was handed down for the robbery of the elderly victim and a further 3 years for the robbery of the women to be served concurrently.
Mr Lee Spading said. “It was a spur of the moment thing. We heard the commotion in the street and we acted on impulse, chased the guy and captured him. We then just waited for the police to arrive. We were determined to stop him; It didn’t occur to us until later that he might have been carrying something. We were just being public spirited, when you see and an older women being dragged across the pavement you feel you have to do something.”
DC Aileen Davies of Colindale CID stated "This was a particularly violent and nasty robbery which has left the victims shaken and traumatised. Bashier and his accomplice were ready to use excessive levels of force to ensure that they obtained money that did not belong to them, without any consideration for the risk to their victims, or the lasting effects that being subjected to such an ordeal may have had upon them. This has been reflected in the sentence handed down.
“The violence of the robbers makes the bravery of the members of the public who detained Bashier all the more commendable. While, we would always want the public to keep safe and not take risks, the courage of these men should not be overlooked.
“Hopefully Bashier's conviction will serve as an example to other young people who are under the misapprehension that criminal acts to obtain wealth or property at the expense of others will go unpunished.”