Denham Man sentenced for GBH, Robbery and possession of an offensive weapon

Victor May - Thames Valley Police

Following an investigation by Thames Valley Police a man has been sentenced to a total of seven years, seven months and two weeks’ imprisonment.

Victor May, aged 53, of North Orbital Road, Denham was found guilty by unanimous jury of one count of Section 18 GBH, Robbery, and Possession of an offensive weapon following a trial at Aylesbury Crown Court which concluded on 29 July 2019

May was sentenced following a hearing at the same court on the 3rd September this year. He was sentenced to seven years six months for GBH, four years for robbery and one year for possession of an offensive weapon to run concurrently and also had six weeks added to his sentence to run consecutively for a suspended sentence for an unrelated assault.

On 8 March 2018, a 39-year-old man was lured to an underground car park in Denham, where May was storing a boat for the man.

He then told the man to come and remove his boat. When the victim turned up at the car park May attacked him with a hammer, the victim put his hand up and the hammer struck his arm. May then demanded money from the victim for payment for storage of the boat and then, still armed with the hammer, marched the victim to a cash point where the victim withdrew £20 in cash and handed it over to May.

May was voluntarily interviewed and charged on 16 December 2018.

Detective Constable Andrew Melton of Force CID based at Aylesbury, said:

“I am satisfied with the conviction of May, who is an extremely dangerous man, he lured the victim into a secluded location and used a hammer in a vicious unprovoked attack that resulted in a broken arm and subsequently months of medical complications. I now hope that with this conviction the victim can start to move forward with his life.”