Detective Chief Inspector Chris Raymer of Surrey Police has welcomed the life sentence handed down to "Skull Cracker" Michael Wheatley following his armed raid while on the run, saying:
Wheatley is a dangerous individual and I welcome the lengthy sentence imposed at today's hearing which reflects the seriousness of his crimes.
This was clearly an extremely distressing incident for the members of staff in the building society who were threatened by Wheatley and I hope the sentence helps them to move forward.
Wheatley was sentenced at Guildford Crown Court after admitting raiding a Surrey branch of the Chelsea Building Society earlier this month during five days on the run from an open prison.
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