Chris Dunn prosecutes masked armed gangPark Square Barristers
A trio of masked men forced themselves into a family’s home and threatened them with a gun and knife before demanding gold and jewellery.
Prosecuting, Christopher Dunn claimed the gang had knowledge of the family because one of the defendants had fitted a security system at the property.
Judge Sally Cahill QC sentenced the trio at Leeds Crown Court, stressing how one of people’s worst nightmares is to be attacked in their home. “It is difficult to put into words the pure horror this family must have felt.”
Chris Dunn described how Mr Umer was praying upstairs on the evening of September 27 last year while his wife and two sons were downstairs.
Saleh, a 25-year-old from Huddersfield was found guilty by the jury of robbery and jailed for 15 years.
33-year-old Joel Anthony Bryce from Huddersfield was a well-known Kirklees DJ known as MC Bonez. He was jailed for 15 years.
Mohammed Karwan Kadir, 40 of Scarborough Street, Dewsbury, was jailed for 11 years after changing his plea to guilty to the three offences after hearing Mrs Mahmood give evidence during the trial.
Judge Cahill concluded by saying: “The mother and children were just sitting downstairs minding their own businesses when masked men break into their home threatening them”
“This poor couple and their children must have been absolutely terrified.”
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Christopher’s practice largely involves litigating serious crimes for the defence or prosecution.
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