East Ham men jailed for aggravated burglary
PUBLISHED: 10:33 26 May 2015 | UPDATED: 11:39 29 May 2015
Three men who chased a man to his Beckton home with a machete and an axe have been jailed.
Dexter Lateef, 26, of Ashwell Close, was sentenced to five years behind bars for aggravated burglary and 30 months for possession of an offensive weapon in a public place, to run concurrently, last Monday at Snaresbrook Crown Court.
Thomas Weare, 24, of Linton Gardens, and Vincent Howayer, 23, of Burnels Avenue, were each jailed for three years and six months at the same court in March.
In September 2013, Lateef, Weare and Howayer chased a 47-year-old man they had been arguing with to the victim’s home address in Beckton.
Armed with a machete and an axe, the three men tried to force entry.
They were subsequently arrested and charged in connection with the incident.
On Friday, 20 March all three defendants were found guilty at Snaresbrook Crown Court of aggravated burglary and possession of an offensive weapon.
Detective Constable Raf Patel, from Newham CID, said: “This was a terrifying ordeal for anyone to encounter in their own home.
“The sentence imposed sends out a clear message to those who believe it is acceptable to carry and use weapons. If you do, we will find you, arrest you and bring you before the courts.”
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