Boys, 15, detained for six years for killing a partially-sighted pensioner

17:00 09 May 2013

Paula Castle was killed in November last year. Picture: Metropolitan Police

Paula Castle was killed in November last year. Picture: Metropolitan Police

Archant

Two boys were ordered to be detained for six years today for killing a partially-sighted pensioner when they mugged her for her handbag.

Nayed Hoque, 15, of Mile End, has been detained for six years for the manslaughter of Paula Castle. Picture: Metropolitan PoliceNayed Hoque, 15, of Mile End, has been detained for six years for the manslaughter of Paula Castle. Picture: Metropolitan Police

The judge lifted an anonymity order on Jiervon Bartlett and Nayed Hoque, both 15, because of the seriousness of the case.

They pleaded guilty to the manslaughter of Paula Castle, 85, who died of head injuries the day after being pushed to the ground near her home in Greenford, west London, in November, last year.

The pair had followed her down an alleyway as they covered their heads with their hoodies.

They took her bag and left her bleeding and crying out in pain on the ground.

Jiervon Bartlett, 15, of Northolt, has been detained for six years for the manslaughter of Paula Castle. Picture: Metropolitan PoliceJiervon Bartlett, 15, of Northolt, has been detained for six years for the manslaughter of Paula Castle. Picture: Metropolitan Police

The pair ran back to the nearby care home where they were in secure accommodation after committing a series of violent offences.

The Old Bailey heard they used Mrs Castle’s bank card to top up a mobile phone and order a takeaway meal.

The following day, despite knowing the frail pensioner had been seriously injured, they robbed 75-year-old Rose Mohamed of her bag and money.

Bartlett, of Northolt, west London, and Hoque, of Mile End, east London, were told they would have extended licence periods of four years after serving half their sentences.

Sign up for our news alerts today!

Our editors' picks for the day's top news delivered to your inbox or phone.

Sign up for email alerts Sign up for mobile alerts
1
2 3 4 5 6
7

Latest Crime news

Friday, May 22, 2015
The woman was dragged through the gates of Brockwell Park in Brixton and raped

A 41-year-old woman was dragged into Brockwell Park in Herne Hill, near Brixton, before being raped by two men.

Friday, May 22, 2015
Three people were injured in the violent burglary

Three people were viciously attacked by a trio of burglars wielding hammers, knives and crowbars at the General Elliott pub in St John’s Road, Uxbridge.

Thursday, May 21, 2015
A man and a woman were assaulted at this quiet train station in Enfield [Photograph from Google StreetView]

Two men have been arrested after a young couple were pushed onto the train tracks at Turkey Street station on Thursday April 2.

Thursday, May 21, 2015
The man was attacked as he waited for the Tube at West Ham station [Photograph by Chris McKenna]

A man was injured in an unprovoked attack with a makeshift knuckleduster at West Ham Tube station, and British Transport Police (BTP) are appealing for witnesses.

Thursday, May 21, 2015
Chief Inspector Paul Cahill will appear in court

A top gay police officer who was awarded an MBE has been summonsed to court today on drugs charges.

Thursday, May 21, 2015
The thieves used a heavy duty drill to bore through the vault

Eight men will appear in court today charged in connection with the Hatton Garden jewellery heist.

Breaking News

Friday, May 22, 2015

There are severe delays on the Central Line after a woman was hit by a Tube train.

Read more

What is this?

Near You Now

Don't Miss...

Competitions

You could take in stunning views of London over brunch at the Sky Garden

Celebrate lighter, brighter days with the chance of winning an indulgent brunch for two with a bottle of bubbles at Darwin, the cool and casual brasserie 36 floors up at Sky Garden.

Read more