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Rotherham thugs who stole vulnerable victim from their imprisoned MOTHER’S ASHES UK News

Shamas Star, of St John’s Green, and Jay Cummings, of Roseberry Street, waged a campaign of despicable assaults, robberies and harassment against their victim with whom they allegedly befriended in the months leading up to the series incidents.

Sheffield Crown Court learned yesterday (August 27) how they went to their target’s home in Moorgate in January of last year, where they demanded money, beat them and took their TVs and their telephone.

However, they then returned the following evening with another man, Tyrese Cummings-Blair, in tow.

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Shamas Star and Jay Cummings assaulted a man in his home and stole his television, phone, medication and even his mother’s ashes.

It was then that the Star beat the victim again and brandished him a knife, before threatening to be shot.

The victim managed to escape the property – only for the three to steal their medication and, sickeningly, their mother’s ashes.

The Star contacted South Yorkshire Police to ask if these precious items had ever been returned to the victim.

Sheffield Crown Court also learned how, the following year after the robbery, and after the start of criminal proceedings following Star’s arrest, the victim received phone calls from an unknown man claiming to have spoken to Star and asking him not to show up to court in exchange for money or stolen items being replaced.

Shamas Star also called the victim using an illegally obtained SIM card from prison and tried to threaten her not to appear in court.

The same man threatened the victim with violence in subsequent appeals if the case was not closed.

But police intelligence work quickly discovered that the stranger was actually Star, who was calling the victim from prison with an illegally obtained SIM card.

Further investigative work on the number revealed that Star also violated a restraining order regarding a previous victim of domestic violence on his part by pressuring them to also contact the victim on his behalf and try. to get the victim to drop the case.

Star, 30, was jailed for almost eight years – 94 months – in total. He pleaded guilty to robbery, brawl, deviation from the course of justice, violation of a restraining order and possession of an illegal object in prison.

Jay Cummings visited the victim’s address twice and participated in their assault and robbery.

Cummings, 46, pleaded guilty to theft and brawl and was sentenced to a total of 45 months.

Cummings-Blair, 21 at the time of Roseberry Street in Rotherham, also pleaded guilty to a brawl and was given a 15-month prison sentence with an 18-month suspended sentence.

Joanne Dixon, the CID investigative officer who oversaw the case, said: “These men targeted a vulnerable person and attacked her in their own home, causing them great distress and taking away very personal items.

“They then subjected the victim, and the second victim of previous domestic violence offenses, to a long and trying 18 months, before finally pleading guilty to the offenses on the day of trial.

“They have now been brought to justice, and we implore all victims of such offenses to come forward so that we can do our best to help you get rid of the shackles of these dominant influences that can affect your life.”

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This notice was published: 2021-08-27 21:42:58

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