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Four jailed for aggravated burglary of cannabis factory in Newham

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Four jailed for aggravated burglary of cannabis factory in Newham

Four men who attempted to rob a cannabis factory in Forest Gate have been jailed.

Edward Nadif – 33 (19.11.87) of Victoria Dock Road, E16; Dominic Fowls – 27 (28.09.94) of Southend Road, Maldon, Essex; Daren Cohen – 33 (10.06.88) of Vignoles Road, Romford and Kris Tiller - 39 (25.04.82) of Meadow Lane, Wickford had all pleaded guilty to aggravated burglary. Nadif also admitted an offence of possession of an imitation firearm.

On Thursday, 11 November at Snaresbrook Crown Court they were sentenced as follows:

- Nadif – nine years’ imprisonment; Fowls – six and a half years’ imprisonment; Cohen – seven and a half years’ imprisonment; Tiller – seven years and two months’ imprisonment.

An investigation was launched after police were called to a residential address in Reginald Road, E7 in the early hours of 14 January 2020 following reports of a disturbance.

Officers attended and Nadif was arrested inside the address; a search of the area was carried out and Fowls, Cohen and Tiller were detained.

All four had forced entry into the address and Nadif had threatened the sole occupant with an imitation firearm before they began stealing the cannabis plants. However, they were disrupted by officers who had swiftly attended the scene.

Detective Sergeant Keith Faris of the North East Area Burglary and Robbery Team said: “Following a painstaking and diligent investigation which compiled a weight of evidence, all four men were left with no option but to plead guilty to their crimes.

“Criminality, in particular that involving drugs, brings misery to our communities and I would ask anyone with information about such offending to come and speak to police. We will listen to you and act accordingly to ensure those responsible face justice.”

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