Robber given two life sentences after day release armed raids

A man who committed six armed robberies while he was on day release or weekend leave from prison has been given two life sentences at the Old Bailey. Sean Bradish is already serving time after he was jailed in 2002.

Justice Minister 'horrified' by Bradish day release case

The Minister for Justice has said he is "horrified" after a notorious robber carried out a series of raids during day release from prison. Sean Bradish was sentenced to two life sentences today in addition to previous life sentence.

A spokeswoman for Jeremy Wright said:

Like everyone else, I am horrified by cases of offenders out on temporary licence who have been charged with very serious offences which is why we are reviewing the current processes as a matter of urgency.

Release on licence can be an important tool in preparing offenders for their release from prison — but it must not be done at the expense of public safety.

Police release CCTV of Bradish during day release raids

Police have released CCTV footage of a notorious robber, who carried out a series of armed raids during a day release from prison.

Sean Bradish was given three life sentences in total, with a minimum of 17 years imprisonment.

Bradish calmly walked into a high street bank on Finchley Road, at midday and made his way to the counter. As he approached the cashiers he pulled out a silver-coloured imitation firearm and threatened the bank staff.

The bank staff handed over £8,500 in notes which Bradish stuffed into a rucksack he was carrying before walking out of the bank.

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Bank robber to serve minimum of eight and a half years

by Ronke Philips: Senior Correspondent

A judge has told notorious bank robber Sean Bradish he will serve a minimum of eight and a half years but given deceit in the past, it is impossible to say when he will get parole.

Bradish would point a handgun at customers and staff, threatening to shoot them before escaping with their cash.

Man commits six armed robberies while on day release

Sean Bradish Credit: Metropolitan Police

A man who committed six armed robberies while he was on day release or weekend leave from prison will be sentenced at the Old Bailey later.

Sean Bradish is already serving time after he was jailed in 2002, for raiding at least 100 banks and building societies across the UK.

He will be sentenced after pleading guilty to six robberies, one attempted robbery, and seven counts of possession of an imitation firearm with intent.

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