South London men jailed in September so far including stalker

Here’s a rundown of the criminals who are now behind bars.

Simba Chani

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Simba Chani, a 26-year-old drug dealer form Upper Sydenham, has been jailed for four years for his involvement in the sale of crack and heroin.

A court heard that Chani was involved in a county lines operation between March and December 2022. 

Chani was arrested on December 27 last year on Collyer Place in Peckham. 

He was found to be carrying a knife and a quantity of crack. 

The court was told that Chani became the breadwinner for his family at a young age. 

He had lawful employment until he suffered a workplace injury, at which point he turned to a life of drug dealing. 

You can read the full story here.

Agostine Costa

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Agostine Costa, a 31-year-old construction worker from Norbury, was jailed for harassing his ex-girlfriend who is a nurse.

Costa used over 20 different numbers to call and text his ex-girlfriend saying “I love you” and “I can’t get you out of my head”. 

He also turned up outside her home and tried to get her sacked from her job. 

In a statement, the victim said: “I feel on edge all the time. I will always be looking over my shoulder. I always feel like I’m being watched.” 

He was lambasted by a judge who told him: “You’re not such a fabulous, wonderful, glorious person that women just can’t wait to get together with you.

“In fact, you’re the type of person that women get court orders against to get you to leave them alone because they don’t want to see you.” 

He was jailed for six months.

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Mohammad Khan

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Mohammad Khan, a 46-year-old dad from Thornton Heath, was jailed after he was caught with indecent images of children again.

He has been in custody since March when he was arrested after he was caught with child sexual abuse images for a third time. 

A man who lived a relatively normal life working in the financial sector until his first conviction in 2016, Khan has said prison has been a “significant shock” which he was struggled to adjust to. 

Khan was arrested near his ex-partner’s address in Wandsworth. Officers found a laptop and an iPhone at that address as well as a laptop hidden under his pillow at his mum’s house.

Indecent images were found on the devices and he was jailed for 19 months.

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Jacob Thompson

(No photo supplied by police due to short length of sentence).

Jacob Thomspon, a 55-year-old from Brixton, was jailed for three months after he smashed up a job centre with a hammer and was caught with cannabis.

At his sentencing hearing he asked the judge if he can have his weed back.

He was caught with 192 grams of cannabis and he said he wanted it back because weed is expensive.

You can read the full story here.

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