'Night Stalker' given life for multiple sex attacks
Saturday 26 March 2011
The burglar and serial sex attacker known as the Night Stalker was jailed for life yesterday after carrying out a 17-year reign of terror.
Delroy Grant, a former minicab driver, was found guilty of preying on 18 vulnerable pensioners – but police fear he may have attacked more than 500 victims. Grant, 53, was told he will spend a minimum of 27 years behind bars as he was sentenced at Woolwich Crown Court, London.
He was confronted in court by a woman he attacked at her bungalow in Shirley, Croydon, in October 2002, when she was 77. The pensioner, referred to as Miss J for legal reasons, entered the witness box to describe the impact of the assault. Judge Peter Rook asked if her experiences at Grant's hands still affected her. 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.
interviewThe producer and activist, Trudie Styler, whose film 'Filth' is up for five film awards, is tapping into the industry's neglected female talent
interviewHer estate has become the nation's glossiest food empire
theatreTheatre's hitmaker Daniel Evans on 'Oliver' and bringing 'The Full Monty' to the stage
food + drinkMichelin-starred Tom Sellers on being this year's hottest property
tvParents (and kids) rejoice! A new wave of fantastic family entertainment is here
booksGeese, gorillas, grandads... and growing up
food + drinkHow one grocery e-tailer is gearing up for the Yuletide rush
food + drink
travelFor broadcaster Mishal Husain, a long-haul Club Med holiday was a chance for her family to explore its sense of 'zen' and 'animation'
- 1 Hundreds arrested as Canadian police smash worldwide paedophile ring
- 2 Sherlock series 3: Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman provide teasers for the biggest comeback in British television
- 3 David Duke: Former Ku Klux Klan leader expelled from Italy
- 4 Why Barcelona chose Everton to educate their latest prodigy
- 5 Japan cracks down on leaks after scandal of Fukushima nuclear power plant
Hundreds arrested as Canadian police smash worldwide paedophile ring
Nelson Mandela: 11 inspirational quotes to live your life by
Ja Rule forced to deny leaving wife for prison cell mate
The 'terrorist' and the Tories: What did Nelson Mandela really think of Margaret Thatcher?
Crash pilot who threatened Ukip leader Nigel Farage found dead
- < Previous
- Next >