Kilburn burglar jailed for attacking elderly woman and her grandson in their home

Jamal Williams, of Cambridge Avenue, threatened the 72-year-old with her life in Willesden Lane

A Kilburn burglar who threatened to kill his elderly female victim and attacked her grandson has been sent to jail.

Jamal Williams, 24, of Cambridge Avenue, was one of two burglars who stormed the 72-year-old’s home in Willesden Lane, Kilburn, on January 11 this year.

The pensioner and her grandson where at home when the pair broke in at 10.30pm.

She had her mouth covered and was threatened with her life if she cried for help before her grandson was punched in the face repeatedly when he tried to challenge the pair.

Forensic evidence left at the scene directed the police to Williams and he was arrest on February 17 and subsequently charged.

Last week at Harrow Crown Court he admitted burglary and common assault and was sentenced to three-and-a-half year.

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Training Detective Constable Lisa Jordan from Brent Priority Crime Unit said: “We are pleased that Jamal Williams has received a sentence proportionate with his offence.

“Burglary is a despicable crime and this sentence sends out a clear message. Those contemplating committing these sorts of offences on our borough must expect that the full weight of the law will be brought to bear against them through the judicial system.”

The hunt is still on to find Williams’ accomplice.

Anyone with information should call Brent Police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.