Here’s a rundown of the criminals who are now behind bars.
Plumstead man Jonathan Yeye was jailed after he was caught on CCTV showing off weapons in Peterborough city centre.
Yeye, 21, of Pegwell Street, was seen pulling a samurai sword and a machete from his trousers.
He was with 41-year-old Quinton Hyland, who was seen with a meat cleaver.
Yeye was jailed for a year and two months.
He had previously been jailed in 2021 for being in possession of a two-foot long machete.
You can read the full story here – Plumstead man jailed after ‘showing off’ weapons in Peterborough.
Amidu Koroma, a delivery driver from Brixton, planned and executed the murder of his wife, set fire to their home and then tried to blame their teenage son.
The 48-year-old stabbed community nurse Mariam Kamara four times in the face, neck and chest with a kitchen knife as she slept in her bed.
He then used petrol to start a fire to hide what he had done before blaming his 19-year-old son Ishmael, wrongly accusing him of being mentally disturbed and re-enacting a scene from the Netflix thriller You.
But jurors heard the couple’s relationship was “toxic” and Ms Kamara had repeatedly expressed fears to friends that he was going to kill her.
Jurors were also told that the defendant, who had a child with another woman, had feared she would leave him for a man she had struck up an intimate friendship with in Sierra Leone.
Koroma, of Railton Road, was found guilty of Ms Kamara’s murder and arson following a trial at the Old Bailey.
Judge Rebecca Poulet KC jailed him for life with a minimum term of 29 years with a concurrent sentence of seven years for arson.
You can read the full story here – Man jailed for 29 years for murdering wife.
Terry Agombar, from Dartford, arranged to buy and sell 10 kilograms of cocaine using a secret messaging service.
Messages from a person using the pen name, ‘serialcod’, which were about a large-scale purchase of cocaine in the county, were passed to Kent Police.
He thought his messages were encrypted but they were recovered by international law enforcement agencies.
Agombar, aged 32, of William Mundy Way, was arrested and pleaded guilty to conspiracy to supply cocaine and was jailed for seven years.
Detective Constable Aaron Chapman, of the Kent and Essex Serious Crime Directorate, said: “When Agombar was buying and selling large quantities of cocaine, a kilogram was being exchanged for between £36,000 – £40,000.”
You can read the full story here – Dartford drug supplier jailed for more than seven years.
Joshua Bragg and Aaron Martin
You can read the full story here – Two men jailed for BMW and Mercedes thefts.
Joshua Bragg and Aaron Martin have been jailed for a string of high value car thefts in Dartford and Gravesend.
Between April 1 and May 17 this year, seven addresses in Dartford and Gravesend were broken into by a criminal gang who then stole BMWs and Mercedes parked outside.
The keys to these cars were stolen after the front doors of these properties were forced open.
Other valuables were also stolen including jewellery, phones and computer tablets.
Bragg, 22, of Bell Farm Avenue, Dagenham and Martin, 20, of Triumph Close, Colchester both pleaded guilty at Maidstone Crown Court.
On Thursday 12 October, they were each jailed for three years and nine months.