Violent robber grins at judge as he’s jailed for eight years

Oxford Mail: Lewis Moiloa Lewis Moiloa

A “DANGEROUS” criminal who carried out two robberies the day after escaping from a mental health unit grinned as he was jailed for eight years.

Lewis Moiloa, of Bartsia Road, Bicester, absconded from the Evenlode unit at the Littlemore Mental Health Hospital on April 5 last year.

The following day he carried out two violent robberies and an attempted robbery as part of a gang, punching his victims and taking their mobile phones.

The 20-year-old was given an extended eight-year prison sentence on Thursday as a judge at Oxford Crown Court branded him a dangerous offender whose crimes involved “violence for the sake of it”.

Naomi Perry, prosecuting, told Judge Mary Jane Mowat that Moiloa already has a long criminal record including other robberies and a total of 20 assaults.

She said all three of his recent offences took place in Bicester on the evening of April 6, when the victims were approached by a group of young men who threatened, punched and kicked them until they handed over their mobile phones.

Judge Mowat said the defendant had been sent to the Evenlode unit, which deals with adults with learning difficulties who have committed crimes, in 2011 after he admitted two earlier robberies.

But Judge Mowat said while at the unit Moiloa assaulted staff, punching a nurse in the face when he was not allowed to go outside for a cigarette.

Quoting his pre-sentence report, she said that he presented a “high risk of serious harm to the public”, given the nature and seriousness of his offending.

Judge Mowat said she took into account that Moiloa had a “difficult start in life” coming to the UK from Botswana, witnessing domestic violence at a young age and struggling with undiagnosed learning difficulties at school.

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But she told him: “I take the view that you are a dangerous offender, sadly even at the age of 20.”

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11:44am Mon 10 Feb 14

icba1957 says...

So what makes them think he'll be any different in eight years?

Add a zero to the sentence and it'd be nearer the mark.
So what makes them think he'll be any different in eight years? Add a zero to the sentence and it'd be nearer the mark. icba1957

12:43pm Mon 10 Feb 14

Bicester1962 says...

Why should we as tax payer fund this persons stay in prison, send him back to Botswana and ban him from ever returning.
Why should we as tax payer fund this persons stay in prison, send him back to Botswana and ban him from ever returning. Bicester1962

1:06pm Mon 10 Feb 14

Doctor69 says...

Whilst this guy sounds like bad news, he cant be sent back to Botswana as he will be a British citizen if he arived in the UK as a young child and is now 20.

Unfortunately for all concerned this guy will cause problems for the foreseeable future, and i imagine live a pretty unhappy life.
Whilst this guy sounds like bad news, he cant be sent back to Botswana as he will be a British citizen if he arived in the UK as a young child and is now 20. Unfortunately for all concerned this guy will cause problems for the foreseeable future, and i imagine live a pretty unhappy life. Doctor69

1:23pm Mon 10 Feb 14

Bicester1962 says...

Doctor69 wrote:
Whilst this guy sounds like bad news, he cant be sent back to Botswana as he will be a British citizen if he arived in the UK as a young child and is now 20. Unfortunately for all concerned this guy will cause problems for the foreseeable future, and i imagine live a pretty unhappy life.
He will lead an unhappy life? what about all his victims?
[quote][p][bold]Doctor69[/bold] wrote: Whilst this guy sounds like bad news, he cant be sent back to Botswana as he will be a British citizen if he arived in the UK as a young child and is now 20. Unfortunately for all concerned this guy will cause problems for the foreseeable future, and i imagine live a pretty unhappy life.[/p][/quote]He will lead an unhappy life? what about all his victims? Bicester1962

2:13pm Mon 10 Feb 14

South Upper 87 says...

Bicester1962 wrote:
Doctor69 wrote:
Whilst this guy sounds like bad news, he cant be sent back to Botswana as he will be a British citizen if he arived in the UK as a young child and is now 20. Unfortunately for all concerned this guy will cause problems for the foreseeable future, and i imagine live a pretty unhappy life.
He will lead an unhappy life? what about all his victims?
That's the trouble when you let any old rubbish into our country.
[quote][p][bold]Bicester1962[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Doctor69[/bold] wrote: Whilst this guy sounds like bad news, he cant be sent back to Botswana as he will be a British citizen if he arived in the UK as a young child and is now 20. Unfortunately for all concerned this guy will cause problems for the foreseeable future, and i imagine live a pretty unhappy life.[/p][/quote]He will lead an unhappy life? what about all his victims?[/p][/quote]That's the trouble when you let any old rubbish into our country. South Upper 87

2:14pm Mon 10 Feb 14

bart-on simpson says...

Some sad comments above.

He's a British citizen, no matter his original nationality. That's what legal immigration allows people like him to do.

Let him have his four years stay in our British jail - that's what we taxpayers pay for - to keep such scum off the street.
Some sad comments above. He's a British citizen, no matter his original nationality. That's what legal immigration allows people like him to do. Let him have his four years stay in our British jail - that's what we taxpayers pay for - to keep such scum [did not understand the comment about his age of 20] off the street. bart-on simpson

3:00pm Mon 10 Feb 14

rowdy says...

That's what happens when you let pondlife into the country.............
..!!!!!!!!!!!!
That's what happens when you let pondlife into the country............. ..!!!!!!!!!!!! rowdy

3:14pm Mon 10 Feb 14

tinsel84 says...

Of course, white English people never commit violent crimes. What a great excuse for a bit of good ole fashioned racism.
Of course, white English people never commit violent crimes. What a great excuse for a bit of good ole fashioned racism. tinsel84

4:52pm Mon 10 Feb 14

Isawyoucoming says...

tinsel84 wrote:
Of course, white English people never commit violent crimes. What a great excuse for a bit of good ole fashioned racism.
The problem with this country is too many dogooders.
[quote][p][bold]tinsel84[/bold] wrote: Of course, white English people never commit violent crimes. What a great excuse for a bit of good ole fashioned racism.[/p][/quote]The problem with this country is too many dogooders. Isawyoucoming

4:58pm Mon 10 Feb 14

tinsel84 says...

Is that really the best you can come back with? Someone who isn't racist = "do gooder"? This is the usual cop out used by racists to avoid any inside analysis of their own tiny minds. What this man did was terrible. He didn't do it because he is / was from Botswana, or because he has a darker skin tone than anyone else.

Too many racists in this country.
Is that really the best you can come back with? Someone who isn't racist = "do gooder"? This is the usual cop out used by racists to avoid any inside analysis of their own tiny minds. What this man did was terrible. He didn't do it because he is / was from Botswana, or because he has a darker skin tone than anyone else. Too many racists in this country. tinsel84

6:21pm Mon 10 Feb 14

Muckaway says...

tinsel84 wrote:
Is that really the best you can come back with? Someone who isn't racist = "do gooder"? This is the usual cop out used by racists to avoid any inside analysis of their own tiny minds. What this man did was terrible. He didn't do it because he is / was from Botswana, or because he has a darker skin tone than anyone else.

Too many racists in this country.
Nobody said race was an issue. The report said he's from Botswana, so send him back.
Too many free range fair trade lentil buying yoghurt knitting apoligists in this country too.
[quote][p][bold]tinsel84[/bold] wrote: Is that really the best you can come back with? Someone who isn't racist = "do gooder"? This is the usual cop out used by racists to avoid any inside analysis of their own tiny minds. What this man did was terrible. He didn't do it because he is / was from Botswana, or because he has a darker skin tone than anyone else. Too many racists in this country.[/p][/quote]Nobody said race was an issue. The report said he's from Botswana, so send him back. Too many free range fair trade lentil buying yoghurt knitting apoligists in this country too. Muckaway

7:00pm Mon 10 Feb 14

tinsel84 says...

Muckaway wrote:
tinsel84 wrote:
Is that really the best you can come back with? Someone who isn't racist = "do gooder"? This is the usual cop out used by racists to avoid any inside analysis of their own tiny minds. What this man did was terrible. He didn't do it because he is / was from Botswana, or because he has a darker skin tone than anyone else.

Too many racists in this country.
Nobody said race was an issue. The report said he's from Botswana, so send him back.
Too many free range fair trade lentil buying yoghurt knitting apoligists in this country too.
Too many Jeremy Clarkson wannabes in the country. It really is pathetic.

There is clearly a racist undertone to many of these posts, if you are that incapable reading between the lines then you are incredibly stupid. There is also a general ignorance of mental health here. Suggestions include bringing back lunatic asylums. Really? So instead of striving solve mental illnesses, we should just sling people in an asylum to rot? Hanging, for stealing mobile phones? Get real! It's a piece of disposable mass marketed crap, not a human life.

We will never stand a chance of stopping crime until we can understand and fix the causes of crime. None of us know the extent of domestic violence he witnessed as a child. If someone has had a traumatic childhood, how can you possibly expect them to fit into your model of a decent righteous citizen? It's not about being "free range fair trade lentil buying yoghurt knitting apoligists", it's called being human. By the way, what is wrong with buying free range or fair trade... if you are human?

The idiotic blood thirsty masses in this country, frankly scares me. They belong in a cave.
[quote][p][bold]Muckaway[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]tinsel84[/bold] wrote: Is that really the best you can come back with? Someone who isn't racist = "do gooder"? This is the usual cop out used by racists to avoid any inside analysis of their own tiny minds. What this man did was terrible. He didn't do it because he is / was from Botswana, or because he has a darker skin tone than anyone else. Too many racists in this country.[/p][/quote]Nobody said race was an issue. The report said he's from Botswana, so send him back. Too many free range fair trade lentil buying yoghurt knitting apoligists in this country too.[/p][/quote]Too many Jeremy Clarkson wannabes in the country. It really is pathetic. There is clearly a racist undertone to many of these posts, if you are that incapable reading between the lines then you are incredibly stupid. There is also a general ignorance of mental health here. Suggestions include bringing back lunatic asylums. Really? So instead of striving solve mental illnesses, we should just sling people in an asylum to rot? Hanging, for stealing mobile phones? Get real! It's a piece of disposable mass marketed crap, not a human life. We will never stand a chance of stopping crime until we can understand and fix the causes of crime. None of us know the extent of domestic violence he witnessed as a child. If someone has had a traumatic childhood, how can you possibly expect them to fit into your model of a decent righteous citizen? It's not about being "free range fair trade lentil buying yoghurt knitting apoligists", it's called being human. By the way, what is wrong with buying free range or fair trade... if you are human? The idiotic blood thirsty masses in this country, frankly scares me. They belong in a cave. tinsel84

8:22pm Mon 10 Feb 14

Muckaway says...

Prisons need to be more unpleasant so offenders wont want to go back. Solitary confinement for the worst, bread and water, no comforts of any kind.
If prisons are overcrowded, so what? Their prisons, not Travelodges.

I do believe in fair trade by the way, whoever sells me decent stuff on the cheap gets my support.
Prisons need to be more unpleasant so offenders wont want to go back. Solitary confinement for the worst, bread and water, no comforts of any kind. If prisons are overcrowded, so what? Their prisons, not Travelodges. I do believe in fair trade by the way, whoever sells me decent stuff on the cheap gets my support. Muckaway

10:28pm Mon 10 Feb 14

Doctor69 says...

Bicester1962 wrote:
Doctor69 wrote:
Whilst this guy sounds like bad news, he cant be sent back to Botswana as he will be a British citizen if he arived in the UK as a young child and is now 20. Unfortunately for all concerned this guy will cause problems for the foreseeable future, and i imagine live a pretty unhappy life.
He will lead an unhappy life? what about all his victims?
Yea I do realise that, hence I said he will cause problems for the foreseeable future. It's no excuse but if you are a person who goes about doing things like this, life must be pretty sad. As I said, it's no excuse and of course his victims will undoubtly feel little to no remorse for the man whilst he sits in prisons and police cells.
[quote][p][bold]Bicester1962[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Doctor69[/bold] wrote: Whilst this guy sounds like bad news, he cant be sent back to Botswana as he will be a British citizen if he arived in the UK as a young child and is now 20. Unfortunately for all concerned this guy will cause problems for the foreseeable future, and i imagine live a pretty unhappy life.[/p][/quote]He will lead an unhappy life? what about all his victims?[/p][/quote]Yea I do realise that, hence I said he will cause problems for the foreseeable future. It's no excuse but if you are a person who goes about doing things like this, life must be pretty sad. As I said, it's no excuse and of course his victims will undoubtly feel little to no remorse for the man whilst he sits in prisons and police cells. Doctor69

12:06am Tue 11 Feb 14

hammerthebarstewards says...

I take it that the judge ordered his Deportation on completion of his prison term, if not why not?
I take it that the judge ordered his Deportation on completion of his prison term, if not why not? hammerthebarstewards

5:46am Tue 11 Feb 14

Muckaway says...

hammerthebarstewards wrote:
I take it that the judge ordered his Deportation on completion of his prison term, if not why not?
Because we're too soft.
[quote][p][bold]hammerthebarstewards[/bold] wrote: I take it that the judge ordered his Deportation on completion of his prison term, if not why not?[/p][/quote]Because we're too soft. Muckaway

11:58am Tue 11 Feb 14

locodogz says...

Muckaway wrote:
Prisons need to be more unpleasant so offenders wont want to go back. Solitary confinement for the worst, bread and water, no comforts of any kind.
If prisons are overcrowded, so what? Their prisons, not Travelodges.

I do believe in fair trade by the way, whoever sells me decent stuff on the cheap gets my support.
Fair trade products tend to command a price premium (to ensure fair payment to producers) so if you're looking for "stuff on the cheap" they're probably not for you. Insightful.
[quote][p][bold]Muckaway[/bold] wrote: Prisons need to be more unpleasant so offenders wont want to go back. Solitary confinement for the worst, bread and water, no comforts of any kind. If prisons are overcrowded, so what? Their prisons, not Travelodges. I do believe in fair trade by the way, whoever sells me decent stuff on the cheap gets my support.[/p][/quote]Fair trade products tend to command a price premium (to ensure fair payment to producers) so if you're looking for "stuff on the cheap" they're probably not for you. Insightful. locodogz

1:29am Wed 12 Feb 14

profgeof2000 says...

Needs to be deported - won't be any different when he gets out - if he even serves full term! Waste of taxpayers money! On well - nothing new there!
Needs to be deported - won't be any different when he gets out - if he even serves full term! Waste of taxpayers money! On well - nothing new there! profgeof2000

9:25am Thu 13 Feb 14

Salesman says...

Send him back!!!
Send him back!!! Salesman

9:26am Thu 13 Feb 14

Salesman says...

Send him home he won't learn otherwise!!

This country is too soft on people
Send him home he won't learn otherwise!! This country is too soft on people Salesman

3:51pm Fri 14 Feb 14

Bon Rurgundy says...

Muckaway wrote:
Prisons need to be more unpleasant so offenders wont want to go back. Solitary confinement for the worst, bread and water, no comforts of any kind.
If prisons are overcrowded, so what? Their prisons, not Travelodges.

I do believe in fair trade by the way, whoever sells me decent stuff on the cheap gets my support.
Young - check! Black - check! Mental health problems - check!

Let's just kill him like they do in Texas. OK with you?
[quote][p][bold]Muckaway[/bold] wrote: Prisons need to be more unpleasant so offenders wont want to go back. Solitary confinement for the worst, bread and water, no comforts of any kind. If prisons are overcrowded, so what? Their prisons, not Travelodges. I do believe in fair trade by the way, whoever sells me decent stuff on the cheap gets my support.[/p][/quote]Young - check! Black - check! Mental health problems - check! Let's just kill him like they do in Texas. OK with you? Bon Rurgundy

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