Man jailed for four years for Essex pub knifepoint burglary

Jaymes Lang

Jaymes Lang

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A man was jailed for four years today after admitting three armed offences.

Jaymes Lang, 23 of Snowdrop Close, Witham, was sentenced at Chelmsford Crown Court.

He admitted aggravated burglary at The Sun Inn, Feering, on April 14, robbery at the Co-op in Bocking on April 22 and attempted robbery at a Ladbrokes betting shop in Witham on April 12.

Det Con Christine Rhodes, of Braintree CID, said: "Lang carried out three serious armed offences in just over a week and put his distressed victims in fear of their lives.

"Three female customers were assaulted during the burglary at the pub.

"They had knives held to their necks and were pulled by the hair as Lang and an accomplice forced them and members of staff into the kitchen while they tried to steal cash and valuables.

"He is a ruthless criminal and we are delighted that members of the public have helped CID and uniformed officers to lock him up out of harm’s way.”

* Full story in Thursday's Times.

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9:35am Tue 22 Jul 14

jammin says...

Bet his mums proud of him.

How to spot an idiot before meeting them, spell their name like this - Jaymes. Lol
Bet his mums proud of him. How to spot an idiot before meeting them, spell their name like this - Jaymes. Lol jammin
  • Score: 14

10:00am Tue 22 Jul 14

sam vines says...

Four years for violet knife attacks against women . I expect he will be out in 2 years how can this be justice.
Four years for violet knife attacks against women . I expect he will be out in 2 years how can this be justice. sam vines
  • Score: 18

10:38am Tue 22 Jul 14

Route88 says...

sam vines wrote:
Four years for violet knife attacks against women . I expect he will be out in 2 years how can this be justice.
It isn't! The judge presumably imposed concurrent sentences whereas they clearly should have been consecutive. In other words, commit one crime and get two free!
[quote][p][bold]sam vines[/bold] wrote: Four years for violet knife attacks against women . I expect he will be out in 2 years how can this be justice.[/p][/quote]It isn't! The judge presumably imposed concurrent sentences whereas they clearly should have been consecutive. In other words, commit one crime and get two free! Route88
  • Score: 8

11:09am Tue 22 Jul 14

midnightpumpkin says...

4years for 3 armed robberies that an invitation for more people to do robberies he should be getting double figures especially as he has previous.Hes a waste of space and his mother disowned him after this event.I hope u rot within 2years Lang.
4years for 3 armed robberies that an invitation for more people to do robberies he should be getting double figures especially as he has previous.Hes a waste of space and his mother disowned him after this event.I hope u rot within 2years Lang. midnightpumpkin
  • Score: 8

11:33am Tue 22 Jul 14

friday_woods says...

jammin wrote:
Bet his mums proud of him. How to spot an idiot before meeting them, spell their name like this - Jaymes. Lol
How very true!
[quote][p][bold]jammin[/bold] wrote: Bet his mums proud of him. How to spot an idiot before meeting them, spell their name like this - Jaymes. Lol[/p][/quote]How very true! friday_woods
  • Score: 1

11:53am Tue 22 Jul 14

totallyfootball says...

No deterrent whatsoever, when we catch these mugs make an example of them, I thought knife crime was something that was going to get looked at in a more serious light, obviously the bulb has blown. Jaymes, pretentious little no mark!
No deterrent whatsoever, when we catch these mugs make an example of them, I thought knife crime was something that was going to get looked at in a more serious light, obviously the bulb has blown. Jaymes, pretentious little no mark! totallyfootball
  • Score: 11

1:22pm Tue 22 Jul 14

hughie-s says...

jammin wrote:
Bet his mums proud of him.

How to spot an idiot before meeting them, spell their name like this - Jaymes. Lol
Jaymes appears to have been registered only twice before 1984 but now 263 instances of its use. First/second given names of those who have it include Allixzannder, Kristofer, Jayke & Keano.
[quote][p][bold]jammin[/bold] wrote: Bet his mums proud of him. How to spot an idiot before meeting them, spell their name like this - Jaymes. Lol[/p][/quote]Jaymes appears to have been registered only twice before 1984 but now 263 instances of its use. First/second given names of those who have it include Allixzannder, Kristofer, Jayke & Keano. hughie-s
  • Score: 3

3:04pm Tue 22 Jul 14

afafaf says...

…yeah, and when he get's after after probably 2 years he'll no doubt be given free accommodation courtesy of the UK tax payer and similar social allowances. The country's policy makers and courts are simply out of touch with what needs to be done to keep this trash off the streets.
…yeah, and when he get's after after probably 2 years he'll no doubt be given free accommodation courtesy of the UK tax payer and similar social allowances. The country's policy makers and courts are simply out of touch with what needs to be done to keep this trash off the streets. afafaf
  • Score: 6

5:01pm Tue 22 Jul 14

InspectorMontalbano says...

afafaf wrote:
…yeah, and when he get's after after probably 2 years he'll no doubt be given free accommodation courtesy of the UK tax payer and similar social allowances. The country's policy makers and courts are simply out of touch with what needs to be done to keep this trash off the streets.
thats always been the case old friend.
villains and lags have always been the systems favorite.
you don't quiten a greased cog in the mechanism.
if you're a noisey cog in the gearbox, you will be oiled.
put it like this, if there were no criminals out there and we were living in a post orwellian society, look at all the jobs that would be lost.
no barristers, no liars, sorry i meant lawyers, no police, no prison officers no court officers, no judges, no prison van drivers, no cleaners and cooks for courts and jails.
i mean perish the thought of those plush civil service pensions going down the swanny.
as for the babyface jimmy boyle wannabe' well bless my cotton socks, lets wait and see when he comes out hey?
[quote][p][bold]afafaf[/bold] wrote: …yeah, and when he get's after after probably 2 years he'll no doubt be given free accommodation courtesy of the UK tax payer and similar social allowances. The country's policy makers and courts are simply out of touch with what needs to be done to keep this trash off the streets.[/p][/quote]thats always been the case old friend. villains and lags have always been the systems favorite. you don't quiten a greased cog in the mechanism. if you're a noisey cog in the gearbox, you will be oiled. put it like this, if there were no criminals out there and we were living in a post orwellian society, look at all the jobs that would be lost. no barristers, no liars, sorry i meant lawyers, no police, no prison officers no court officers, no judges, no prison van drivers, no cleaners and cooks for courts and jails. i mean perish the thought of those plush civil service pensions going down the swanny. as for the babyface jimmy boyle wannabe' well bless my cotton socks, lets wait and see when he comes out hey? InspectorMontalbano
  • Score: -2

5:15pm Tue 22 Jul 14

InspectorMontalbano says...

afafaf wrote:
…yeah, and when he get's after after probably 2 years he'll no doubt be given free accommodation courtesy of the UK tax payer and similar social allowances. The country's policy makers and courts are simply out of touch with what needs to be done to keep this trash off the streets.
thats always been the case old friend.
villains and lags have always been the systems favorite.
you don't quiten a greased cog in the mechanism.
if you're a noisey cog in the gearbox, you will be oiled.
put it like this, if there were no criminals out there and we were living in a post orwellian society, look at all the jobs that would be lost.
no barristers, no liars, sorry i meant lawyers, no police, no prison officers no court officers, no judges, no prison van drivers, no cleaners and cooks for courts and jails.
i mean perish the thought of those plush civil service pensions going down the swanny.
as for the babyface jimmy boyle wannabe' well bless my cotton socks, lets wait and see when he comes out hey?
[quote][p][bold]afafaf[/bold] wrote: …yeah, and when he get's after after probably 2 years he'll no doubt be given free accommodation courtesy of the UK tax payer and similar social allowances. The country's policy makers and courts are simply out of touch with what needs to be done to keep this trash off the streets.[/p][/quote]thats always been the case old friend. villains and lags have always been the systems favorite. you don't quiten a greased cog in the mechanism. if you're a noisey cog in the gearbox, you will be oiled. put it like this, if there were no criminals out there and we were living in a post orwellian society, look at all the jobs that would be lost. no barristers, no liars, sorry i meant lawyers, no police, no prison officers no court officers, no judges, no prison van drivers, no cleaners and cooks for courts and jails. i mean perish the thought of those plush civil service pensions going down the swanny. as for the babyface jimmy boyle wannabe' well bless my cotton socks, lets wait and see when he comes out hey? InspectorMontalbano
  • Score: 0

7:14pm Tue 22 Jul 14

Navajo wife says...

I quite agree Sam. What he should have been tried on is attempted murder. If you hold a knife to someones through in the act of committing a crime..You are all totally correct if course the laws need to be changed.MAYBE if the laws were changed and MUCH stiffer sentences handed out it MAY deter some.Not that it's funny of course but we did chuckle because the lawmakers do not have their heads on right, they simply do not have a clue.Just an idea but send him here, we'll show him what real justice is. Four years?ha.NEVER, more like 16
I quite agree Sam. What he should have been tried on is attempted murder. If you hold a knife to someones through in the act of committing a crime..You are all totally correct if course the laws need to be changed.MAYBE if the laws were changed and MUCH stiffer sentences handed out it MAY deter some.Not that it's funny of course but we did chuckle because the lawmakers do not have their heads on right, they simply do not have a clue.Just an idea but send him here, we'll show him what real justice is. Four years?ha.NEVER, more like 16 Navajo wife
  • Score: 2

7:18pm Tue 22 Jul 14

Navajo wife says...

Sorry for tgpos, should have read throat.I'm sick,waiting to go into hospital later today, but these stupid judges make me angry.I hope the young ladies are ok.
Sorry for tgpos, should have read throat.I'm sick,waiting to go into hospital later today, but these stupid judges make me angry.I hope the young ladies are ok. Navajo wife
  • Score: 1

12:07am Wed 23 Jul 14

Angry of Lexden says...

totallyfootball wrote:
No deterrent whatsoever, when we catch these mugs make an example of them, I thought knife crime was something that was going to get looked at in a more serious light, obviously the bulb has blown. Jaymes, pretentious little no mark!
Tfb, ask Russell why he voted against the law to increase the deterrent sentence for being caught twice with a knife.
[quote][p][bold]totallyfootball[/bold] wrote: No deterrent whatsoever, when we catch these mugs make an example of them, I thought knife crime was something that was going to get looked at in a more serious light, obviously the bulb has blown. Jaymes, pretentious little no mark![/p][/quote]Tfb, ask Russell why he voted against the law to increase the deterrent sentence for being caught twice with a knife. Angry of Lexden
  • Score: 4

12:11am Wed 23 Jul 14

totallyfootball says...

Angry of Lexden wrote:
totallyfootball wrote:
No deterrent whatsoever, when we catch these mugs make an example of them, I thought knife crime was something that was going to get looked at in a more serious light, obviously the bulb has blown. Jaymes, pretentious little no mark!
Tfb, ask Russell why he voted against the law to increase the deterrent sentence for being caught twice with a knife.
People don't take knives on to the street to peel their veg, anyone found with a knife should be done for far more than possession, there is intent which should been seen as attempted.
[quote][p][bold]Angry of Lexden[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]totallyfootball[/bold] wrote: No deterrent whatsoever, when we catch these mugs make an example of them, I thought knife crime was something that was going to get looked at in a more serious light, obviously the bulb has blown. Jaymes, pretentious little no mark![/p][/quote]Tfb, ask Russell why he voted against the law to increase the deterrent sentence for being caught twice with a knife.[/p][/quote]People don't take knives on to the street to peel their veg, anyone found with a knife should be done for far more than possession, there is intent which should been seen as attempted. totallyfootball
  • Score: 4

12:28am Wed 23 Jul 14

Angry of Lexden says...

jammin wrote:
Bet his mums proud of him.

How to spot an idiot before meeting them, spell their name like this - Jaymes. Lol
You make a good point jammin. But his mum and his dad are responsible for how he turned out. No matter how un PC it is, it is my personal opinion that a significant number of offenders are from second or third generation busted family units. The kids have minimal chance or knowing right from wrong. I was a school governor, we had an alert call. I arrived at the school, stood with the head in the junior playground and asked what the problem was. He indicated three women standing in a group. They all had children at the school - they were mum, daughter and granddaughter - the problem was that one of the daughters, not present, had gone off with the mum's boyfriends. No constant father figure for the lads, and from a survey the school made, East enders was more important than a family meal together. Worst of all was that the survey included questions to indicate the children's belief if the soap was based on real people - 80% believed it was.
[quote][p][bold]jammin[/bold] wrote: Bet his mums proud of him. How to spot an idiot before meeting them, spell their name like this - Jaymes. Lol[/p][/quote]You make a good point jammin. But his mum and his dad are responsible for how he turned out. No matter how un PC it is, it is my personal opinion that a significant number of offenders are from second or third generation busted family units. The kids have minimal chance or knowing right from wrong. I was a school governor, we had an alert call. I arrived at the school, stood with the head in the junior playground and asked what the problem was. He indicated three women standing in a group. They all had children at the school - they were mum, daughter and granddaughter - the problem was that one of the daughters, not present, had gone off with the mum's boyfriends. No constant father figure for the lads, and from a survey the school made, East enders was more important than a family meal together. Worst of all was that the survey included questions to indicate the children's belief if the soap was based on real people - 80% believed it was. Angry of Lexden
  • Score: 7

12:36am Wed 23 Jul 14

Boris says...

Angry of Lexden wrote:
totallyfootball wrote:
No deterrent whatsoever, when we catch these mugs make an example of them, I thought knife crime was something that was going to get looked at in a more serious light, obviously the bulb has blown. Jaymes, pretentious little no mark!
Tfb, ask Russell why he voted against the law to increase the deterrent sentence for being caught twice with a knife.
Did you ask him, and what was his reply? Don't tell me you are still drafting your e-mail. You have been talking about this for a fortnight or more.
[quote][p][bold]Angry of Lexden[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]totallyfootball[/bold] wrote: No deterrent whatsoever, when we catch these mugs make an example of them, I thought knife crime was something that was going to get looked at in a more serious light, obviously the bulb has blown. Jaymes, pretentious little no mark![/p][/quote]Tfb, ask Russell why he voted against the law to increase the deterrent sentence for being caught twice with a knife.[/p][/quote]Did you ask him, and what was his reply? Don't tell me you are still drafting your e-mail. You have been talking about this for a fortnight or more. Boris
  • Score: -1

12:37am Wed 23 Jul 14

Angry of Lexden says...

InspectorMontalbano wrote:
afafaf wrote:
…yeah, and when he get's after after probably 2 years he'll no doubt be given free accommodation courtesy of the UK tax payer and similar social allowances. The country's policy makers and courts are simply out of touch with what needs to be done to keep this trash off the streets.
thats always been the case old friend.
villains and lags have always been the systems favorite.
you don't quiten a greased cog in the mechanism.
if you're a noisey cog in the gearbox, you will be oiled.
put it like this, if there were no criminals out there and we were living in a post orwellian society, look at all the jobs that would be lost.
no barristers, no liars, sorry i meant lawyers, no police, no prison officers no court officers, no judges, no prison van drivers, no cleaners and cooks for courts and jails.
i mean perish the thought of those plush civil service pensions going down the swanny.
as for the babyface jimmy boyle wannabe' well bless my cotton socks, lets wait and see when he comes out hey?
IS, sadly your argument is credible, amusing and well penned.
[quote][p][bold]InspectorMontalbano[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]afafaf[/bold] wrote: …yeah, and when he get's after after probably 2 years he'll no doubt be given free accommodation courtesy of the UK tax payer and similar social allowances. The country's policy makers and courts are simply out of touch with what needs to be done to keep this trash off the streets.[/p][/quote]thats always been the case old friend. villains and lags have always been the systems favorite. you don't quiten a greased cog in the mechanism. if you're a noisey cog in the gearbox, you will be oiled. put it like this, if there were no criminals out there and we were living in a post orwellian society, look at all the jobs that would be lost. no barristers, no liars, sorry i meant lawyers, no police, no prison officers no court officers, no judges, no prison van drivers, no cleaners and cooks for courts and jails. i mean perish the thought of those plush civil service pensions going down the swanny. as for the babyface jimmy boyle wannabe' well bless my cotton socks, lets wait and see when he comes out hey?[/p][/quote]IS, sadly your argument is credible, amusing and well penned. Angry of Lexden
  • Score: 2

12:43am Wed 23 Jul 14

Angry of Lexden says...

Boris wrote:
Angry of Lexden wrote:
totallyfootball wrote:
No deterrent whatsoever, when we catch these mugs make an example of them, I thought knife crime was something that was going to get looked at in a more serious light, obviously the bulb has blown. Jaymes, pretentious little no mark!
Tfb, ask Russell why he voted against the law to increase the deterrent sentence for being caught twice with a knife.
Did you ask him, and what was his reply? Don't tell me you are still drafting your e-mail. You have been talking about this for a fortnight or more.
Now Boris, trust me. Have I ever let you down? Why such a keen interest in the ramblings of a nutter in Lexden? Or are you actually Russell! .....or am I drifting into a bad place known as paranoia.
[quote][p][bold]Boris[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Angry of Lexden[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]totallyfootball[/bold] wrote: No deterrent whatsoever, when we catch these mugs make an example of them, I thought knife crime was something that was going to get looked at in a more serious light, obviously the bulb has blown. Jaymes, pretentious little no mark![/p][/quote]Tfb, ask Russell why he voted against the law to increase the deterrent sentence for being caught twice with a knife.[/p][/quote]Did you ask him, and what was his reply? Don't tell me you are still drafting your e-mail. You have been talking about this for a fortnight or more.[/p][/quote]Now Boris, trust me. Have I ever let you down? Why such a keen interest in the ramblings of a nutter in Lexden? Or are you actually Russell! .....or am I drifting into a bad place known as paranoia. Angry of Lexden
  • Score: 1

9:04am Wed 23 Jul 14

jammin says...

hughie-s wrote:
jammin wrote:
Bet his mums proud of him.

How to spot an idiot before meeting them, spell their name like this - Jaymes. Lol
Jaymes appears to have been registered only twice before 1984 but now 263 instances of its use. First/second given names of those who have it include Allixzannder, Kristofer, Jayke & Keano.
Good researching Hughie, Allixzannder is a classic!

Sorry - I do not to detract from the story, justice hasn't been served.
[quote][p][bold]hughie-s[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jammin[/bold] wrote: Bet his mums proud of him. How to spot an idiot before meeting them, spell their name like this - Jaymes. Lol[/p][/quote]Jaymes appears to have been registered only twice before 1984 but now 263 instances of its use. First/second given names of those who have it include Allixzannder, Kristofer, Jayke & Keano.[/p][/quote]Good researching Hughie, Allixzannder is a classic! Sorry - I do not to detract from the story, justice hasn't been served. jammin
  • Score: 0

10:00am Thu 24 Jul 14

Shaneblackdarkknight says...

jammin wrote:
hughie-s wrote:
jammin wrote:
Bet his mums proud of him.

How to spot an idiot before meeting them, spell their name like this - Jaymes. Lol
Jaymes appears to have been registered only twice before 1984 but now 263 instances of its use. First/second given names of those who have it include Allixzannder, Kristofer, Jayke & Keano.
Good researching Hughie, Allixzannder is a classic!

Sorry - I do not to detract from the story, justice hasn't been served.
Cause justice has not been served as mr lang has played the system . What I mean by this is he has gave information on other criminals he has associated with ( no doubt a lot he has made up in his head ) so when his case went to court a text is sent to to judge via cps and the police stating he has given info so the sentence is reduced !! It's a joke and occurs all the time hence only getting 4 years for 3 terrible crimes and a history of offending and his co defendant getting sentenced at a later date ,, well done for another **** up essex police ....
[quote][p][bold]jammin[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]hughie-s[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jammin[/bold] wrote: Bet his mums proud of him. How to spot an idiot before meeting them, spell their name like this - Jaymes. Lol[/p][/quote]Jaymes appears to have been registered only twice before 1984 but now 263 instances of its use. First/second given names of those who have it include Allixzannder, Kristofer, Jayke & Keano.[/p][/quote]Good researching Hughie, Allixzannder is a classic! Sorry - I do not to detract from the story, justice hasn't been served.[/p][/quote]Cause justice has not been served as mr lang has played the system . What I mean by this is he has gave information on other criminals he has associated with ( no doubt a lot he has made up in his head ) so when his case went to court a text is sent to to judge via cps and the police stating he has given info so the sentence is reduced !! It's a joke and occurs all the time hence only getting 4 years for 3 terrible crimes and a history of offending and his co defendant getting sentenced at a later date ,, well done for another **** up essex police .... Shaneblackdarkknight
  • Score: 1

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