I have just the thing for this 'Person'
UK's Night Stalker guilty of rape terror - Yahoo!Night Stalker Delroy Grant was convicted on Thursday of being one of the most prolific and depraved sex attackers in British history.
Police apologised for botched chances to stop the 53-year-old rapist earlier as he was found guilty of preying on the elderly in a campaign of perverted terror lasting 17 years.
Former minicab driver Grant was responsible for some of the most "awful and disturbing crimes" ever investigated at Scotland Yard, senior detectives said.
I have just the thing for this 'Person'
Grant handed life with minimum of 27 years behind bars for reign of terror
- Brave victims relive ordeals in front of packed court as Grant is sentenced
- Grant told court ex-wife had planted his DNA at crime scenes
- 'Number of police officers to face misconduct hearings'
- Victims were often blind, deaf or had dementia
- A leading murder detective stopped 'Night Stalker' Delroy Grant in just 17 days - after a 17-year hunt for the man who carried out sex attacks on 500 elderly people.
After an appalling catalogue of police blunders, Detective Chief Inspector Colin Sutton was drafted in to catch the rapist - who was jailed for life today after eluding officers for years.
Police had relied on DNA evidence but DCI Sutton set up a giant undercover operation in 2009 and swiftly caught his man.
Predator: A still image of Delroy Grant approaching an ATM in Honor Oak Park. The pervert would break into homes of the elderly and subject them to sick sexual assaults
Grant, who was told he will spend a minimum of 27 years behind bars as he was sentenced at Woolwich Crown Court in south London today, should have been stopped in his tracks 12 years ago, when police were given his car registration number. There were two further positive identifications in 2001 and 2003.
But ‘basic policing errors’ allowed the Jamaican-born predator to continue raping and assaulting vulnerable pensioners after stalking them and breaking into their homes at night – often cutting their telephone lines and electricity cables.
Passing sentence, Judge Peter Rook told Grant he remained a 'very dangerous man capable of committing heinous crimes and causing incalculable harm' and warned him he could die in jail.
The judge said: 'You targeted elderly victims living alone. Your actions blighted the remaining precious years of their lives. Their homes, where many of them had lived for years, should have been their safest refuge where they could have expected to live their lives undisturbed and at peace.
'You chose to invade their homes when they were in their beds at night.
'It's hard to imagine the extreme fear that the feel of your gloved hand and the sight of your masked figure looming above them must have been felt by your victims in their beds.'
The judge noted that in all but one case Grant targeted elderly people living alone, suggesting that his attacks involved 'considerable planning'.
He told him: 'Your offending spans a period of 17 years. Five London boroughs were affected by your offending.
'During that period your activities must have terrified a whole community, as your counsel accepted.
'Thousands of people in south London have been living in fear that they might be your next victim.'
Detectives believe the 53-year-old’s tally of victims could even be as high as 1,000. Many of the elderly men and women on whom he preyed have either died or are too traumatised, ashamed or confused to come forward.
But DCI Sutton - who led a British investigation into the disappearance of Madeline McCann and was involved in the Millie Dowler case - caught Grant within days.
After discovering 100 out of 600 possible break-ins the 'Night Stalker' had been linked to were in the same street in Croydon, south London, a giant undercover 'rat trap' operation involving 70 officers was set up.
One of the force's three helicopters was also employed to hover at high altitude overhead, using powerful infra-red cameras to see in the dark.
On their first night of observation, the 'Night Stalker' struck three times, twice just to the north of their net and once to the south east, one street away.
The timing of each burglary meant the suspect must have used a vehicle and travelled down Orchard Avenue.
There was hardly any traffic on the road and investigators identified one vehicle as the one probably used by the Grant.
A CCTV camera from a local business caught a shadowy outline identified by a specialist as a post-2005 model silver-grey Vauxhall Zafira.
Two weeks later, after the suspect had lied low, the car was spotted again and the man that had eluded blundering officers for years was arrested.
The top officer, who is now retired, said yesterday: 'People say he was a charmer, a nice guy, a regular bloke.
'There was a lot of surprise when he was arrested. People just wouldn't have thought that Delroy Grant was the Night Stalker.'
Speaking to the Mirror, DCI Sutton added: 'I was very proud of the team that we caught him after 17 days but unfortunately we'd been trying for 17 years.'
Yesterday Grant was warned he faced a sentence which could see him die in prison.
A judge warned him the jail term would be ‘very long indeed’ after a jury convicted him of 29 specimen charges by a 10-2 majority.
They rejected the ‘ludicrous’ assertion that his ex-wife planted his DNA at the crime scenes to ‘frame’ him for a wave of attacks which terrorised old people in south London, Kent and Surrey from the early 1990s.
One of the victims – a grey-haired woman he indecently assaulted in her home – stared at him through opera glasses from the back of Woolwich Crown Court as the verdicts were delivered.
Depraved: Sick Delroy Grant broke into the homes of elderly people and subjected them to terrifying and vile sexual assaults in a 17-year reign of terror across south London
Grant – who refuses to admit his crimes or offer any explanation – simply shook his head. In a corner of the court, a policewoman sobbed into her hand.
The massive manhunt dedicated to finding the Night Stalker was riddled with a series of errors, oversights and ‘simple misunderstandings’ which critically undermined it, a formal inquiry concluded yesterday.
The Independent Police Complaints Commission said the mistakes and confusion ‘had horrific consequences’. Some of the bungles proved to be catastrophic.
In May 1999 an elderly woman was burgled in Bromley, Kent. A Neighbourhood Watch co-ordinator told police she had seen a black man putting on gloves and walking towards the house. She gave details of his car, including the registration number.
Detectives ran a trace on it which showed it was registered to Delroy Easton Grant’s wife Jennifer at their home nearby. When the name ‘Delroy Grant’ was fed to police computer databases, it identified six people of that name.
One Delroy Grant, in London, showed a burglary conviction. For a moment, it looked as if the hunt could be over. But a DNA sample taken from this man, which eliminated him from the inquiry, somehow became assigned to Delroy Easton Grant’s profile.
Although a detective did visit Delroy and Jennifer Grant’s home to check on his movements on the night of the burglary, Delroy was out – and no follow-up action was taken.
Had his DNA been taken that day, he would have been identified instantly as the Night Stalker rapist.
In 2001, a BBC Crimewatch appeal prompted a call saying an e-fit picture resembled Delroy Grant.
Investigations were carried out – but Delroy Easton Grant was wrongly eliminated by the 1999 DNA blunder.
In 2003, an elderly woman attacked by Grant scratched him in the struggle and got some of his DNA under her fingernails.
She told police her attacker looked like one of the minicab drivers at a local firm she used. In fact Grant did work for that firm – but he was never interviewed.
He was not caught until November 2009 after his car was captured on CCTV near a crime scene in Croydon.
Commander Simon Foy, head of the Metropolitan Police homicide and serious crime command, issued an apology to victims and their families for the ‘missed opportunity’ to catch him, and for ‘the trauma suffered by all those victims and our failure to bring Grant to justice earlier’.
He added: ‘Grant is a rapist who preyed upon the most vulnerable section of society. He has never given any explanation for his offending and we may never know why he did it.’
Brave victims relive their ordeals before packed court as sex fiend is jailed
Victims came face to face with the depraved sex fiend today for the first time since their attacks to relive their terrifying ordeals.
The court heard moving statements today from Grant's victims and their families about the impact his sick crimes had on them.
One 85-year-old woman, referred to as Miss J for legal reasons, bravely entered the witness box to give evidence about how she continues to suffer from her ordeal nearly nine years ago.
She was 77 when Grant burgled and indecently assaulted her at her bungalow in Shirley, Croydon, in October 2002.
In a statement from 2003 she said: 'I have found that time is not a great healer. I don't think it's got any easier over the last year.
'I certainly haven't got back my peace of mind. Nobody can guarantee it won't happen again.'
She added: 'It's something I shall never forget completely. It still feels so recent.'
The judge asked if her experiences at Grant's hands still affected her today.
Miss J replied: 'If I go out I like to be home before dark. I do a lot of locking and bolting, and taking precautions... It changed my life.'
She was watched from the dock by Grant, who sat impassively throughout most of the hearing but occasionally shook his head.
The judge paid tribute to Miss J's 'courageous' testimony.
He also quoted from the son of another of the sexual predator's victims, who said: 'It has ruined the winter years of my mother's life, and she has to live with this for the rest of her life.'
'He could go from charm to monster in a second', says ex-wife
The ex-wife of Night Stalker Delroy Grant said: 'He could be charm itself and turn into a monster in a second.'
Janet Watson branded him 'dangerous' and scheming and declared: 'I hope he suffers every day in prison.'
Janet Watson told The Sun she was beaten by Grant following their marriage, declaring 'being with him was a living hell'.
The 53-year-old also laid bare her views of Grant's defence claim that she 'fitted him up' by storing his semen for decades and distributing it at different burglaries.
She said: 'He is an evil man. I was never going to let him win.
'There must be something very wrong with him to think he'd get away with saying I did all that just to spite him.'
Referring to the trial at Woolwich Crown Court, she said: 'I could see people laughing in the public gallery.
'When I left court, I thought, 'He's going to get what he deserves'.'
Grant and Ms Watson tied the knot in 1975. The couple had two sons together, Delroy Junior, 35, and Michael, 32.
Ms Watson said he attacked her in front of the children and beat her when she was pregnant.
She said Michael had to undergo an operation following his birth due to the trauma induced by Grant's physical attacks. Ms Watson also spoke of his infidelity as Grant cheated on her with other women.
Terror of the soft voice at the foot of the bed
He always looked for those little tell-tale clues. Perhaps the lights went out early in the evening, or the curtains stayed drawn during the day.
Even an overgrown garden or a handrail by the door could alert Delroy Grant to the possibility that an old person lived there alone.
But he always made sure. In the early hours, he would concoct some excuse to leave his disabled wife at home, then take to the streets. If the neighbours saw him leave they would assume he was going minicabbing again.
Why should they be suspicious? He was ‘a perfectly pleasant guy’ – always polite and helpful; a familiar figure at the Royal British Legion club, where he indulged in nothing more exciting than a game of dominoes.
But behind this facade lurked the most vile serial rapist.
Grant, an illegitimate child immigrant from Jamaica, was obsessed by violent sex with old people and for nearly two decades he preyed on hundreds of elderly women – and some men – in a wide area of South London.
An accomplished burglar, he usually broke in by dismantling a downstairs window. He cut telephone wires, unscrewed lightbulbs and noted the position of any panic alarms.
- Slumbering victims would awake to see his outline standing at the foot of the bed, wearing a balaclava, shining a torch in their eyes and holding a crowbar. He was 6ft and had a powerful physique from years of bodybuilding and boxing. He knew exactly what he wanted.
Grant made a point of speaking softly to his victims, almost in a whisper at times. It lent a paralysing menace to his voice.
Read more here 'Night Stalker' Delroy Grant guilty of raping elderly women in 17-year reign of terror | Mail OnlineTIMELINE
1992: Grant carries out first of more than 500 rapes, sexual assaults and burglaries against the elderly.
May 1999: After huge manhunt, his BMW is linked to a burglary in Bromley but police go to address of another Delroy Grant who is clearly innocent.
2001: After Crimewatch features e-fit of the Night Stalker, he is named by a caller as Delroy Grant but inquires fail to trace him
2003: Elderly woman indecently assaulted by Grant recognise him as a mini-cab driver working at a firm in Crystal Palace. Police fail to follow up on the information.
2009: After countless further burglaries and sex attacks, Grant is captured in Croydon.
Look at it, in those mugshots, look at it... do you think it can, even with the ignominy of having ten children, and no doubt a community familiar with him to answer to, it bears no shame... look at the expression on that hideous face. Look at it. It's almost smiling. And this, ladies and gentleman, is what the passive policies of Liberal appeasement and the deliberate intentions of one worlder social engineers have imported in your country. The funny thing is, at the airport customs will raise all hell and fury if anyone tries bringing in outside food, vegetation, seeds, animals or whatnot... but when it comes to noxious (and here I use the term VERY loosely) human imports, [it] doesn't care. Stories like this send me to bed in a state of angered agitation. Being a concerned white person, it's not surprising.
The death penalty is the only punishment for this dark-skinned devil. And his family should be deported as a matter of course. TEN children, all like HIM.
On 25 March 2011, the BBC said:
BBC News - Night Stalker rapist: Delroy Grant guiltyDubbed the Night Stalker, DELROY GRANT… RAPED AND ASSAULTED ELDERLY VICTIMS OVER A PERIOD OF 17 YEARS in south London, Kent and Surrey. Police said he was responsible for some of the most ‘awful and disturbing crimes’ in Scotland Yard's history… Police have linked Grant to incidents involving 203 separate surviving victims - but fear HIS ACTUAL NUMBER OF VICTIMS COULD BE AS MANY AS 600. They think many of his victims may have died without reporting what had happened.
Det Ch Insp Colin Sutton, from the Metropolitan Police (Met), said: ‘Officially we have looked at 203 offences but my guess would be you could probably double or treble that number’.
On 25 March 2011, The Telegraph said:
Night Stalker: Delroy Grant profile - TelegraphNot only is it the sheer volume of his crimes that are so shocking, but also the ages and vulnerability of his victims - MOSTOF WHOM WERE OVER 80.
Delroy Easton Grant was BORN IN JAMAICA in 1957, the youngest of three boys, HIS MOTHER WALKED OUT ON THE FAMILY when he was aged just two…
At the age of 15, Grant’s father George... moved to Britain bringing the teenager with him. A deeply Christian man, George, hoped the move would give the youngster a better chance in life than if he remained on THE VIOLENT STREETS OF JAMAICA. SHORTLY AFTER ARRIVING IN THE UK HE BEGAN HIS CRIMINAL CAREER... HE SOON GRADUATED ONTO MORE SERIOUS OFFENCES.
The “move” of the Christian folk would, indeed, have provided them with “the better chance in life” they were looking for.
Unfortunately, the presence here of those who emerge from the "violent streets of Jamaica" has always diminished the life chances of the British people by a considerable margin.
The PC Crowd would say we were being "enriched." I would say the PC Crowd should be arrested, tried and found guilty of aiding and abetting the crimes of all of those who come here from elsewhere and begin a “criminal career.. Shortly after arriving in the UK.”
I would also say the same Brit-loathers should be tried for treason and found guilty, as they are all wholly aware the “enrichment” thing is b***ocks.
Below you can see the most recent of the police efit of the Night Stalker alongside the man himself.
Spot the difference?
The police will have known what the man they were after looked like for a long time now. They will have known that the efit above was utterly unrepresentative. I think you'll agree, the character portrayed looks more like a white man than a black man.
As for the PC Crowd, The Guardian was still showing us the above efit on 16 March 2011.
Just eight days ago.
Check it out:
'Night stalker' trial: ex-wife denies framing defendant with frozen sperm | UK news | guardian.co.uk
THEY are at war with us.
The Delroy Grants are their footsoldiers.
How much longer can people put up with this? Think of all the lives he has affected.
Socialism is not in the least what it pretends to be. It is not the pioneer of a better and finer world, but the spoiler of what thousands of years of civilization have created. Ludwig von Mises (1881-1973) Economist and social philosopher
Wed, 06/04/2011 - 12:00 | News Team
By Stephen Palmer – A Freedom of Information request submitted by the Croydon branch of the British National Party has revealed what the media refused to say, that all of the victims of the Jamaican “Night Stalker” Delroy Grant were white.
Spot the difference. Left: Police e-fit of Delroy Grant. Right: Grant's photo
The hushed-up revelation comes after Grant, one of Britain’s most prolific and depraved sex attackers, was sentenced to at least 27 years in prison for a string of rapes and assaults on old elderly white men and women, some as old as 89, over a period of seventeen years.
Grant’s crime spree was allowed to continue for so long due to a series of police blunders, including officers mixing him up with another man of similar name in 1999, after a member of the public gave police Grant’s correct car registration number.
That led to Grant being eliminated from police enquiries, meaning subsequent positive identifications of him were ignored. A detective even visited Grant’s home to check on his movements on the night of the 1999 burglary, but as no-one was home, no follow-up action was taken.
From 2001, the police also issued a photo fit of a seemingly white suspect, despite the fact that they knew the culprit was black, completely misleading witnesses who might have any information.
Read more here: Racist Media Cover-Ups and Politically Correct E-Fits | British National Party
Imagine if they nabbed the wrong guy who somewhat resembled that first sketch. Would there be an uproar if people found out it was the wrong guy?
Live a good life. If there are gods and they are just, then they will not care how devout you have been, but will welcome you based on the virtues you have lived by. If there are gods but unjust, then you should not want to worship them. If there are no gods, then you will be gone, but will have lived a noble life that will live on in the memories of your loved ones. I am not afraid. - M. Aurelius
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Equals ?. The irony, the misdirection of the media.
Sorry for the above video, but it shows something they are not.
There is hope ?
I've talked to a good few people and noticed a different aura around them since the rioting. It's called reality
It was like a big smack in the face to some.
Our traitor governments have allowed our girls and women to walk the streets thinking that it was a white guy.
They could have at least gave as a clue. His Christian name would have tipped a few off.
I honestly don't understand how people could believe that a people that evolved only from homoerectus to homosapien fourty thousand years ago would seriously, under the influence of western society, abandon animalistic traits which have secured their idle existence for as long as they have existed could ever be abandoned - it is similar to saying, I'm English, but if in twenty years, if I live with Irish people, I will become Irish.
not at all surprising! and they called him the nightstalker to i was surprised they were allowed to get away with that in pc ridden Britain!