A busy month in the courts has seen a lot of south Londoners put behind bars.

Their crimes include murder, groping women on trains and stealing a charity box.

Here's a run down of the criminals who have been jailed in November.

Tyler King

Your Local Guardian: Tyler King, a gangster who tried to sell a gun to a terroristTyler King, a gangster who tried to sell a gun to a terrorist (Image: Counter Terrorism Police)

Tyler King, 21, from Lewisham, plotted to sell a gun to an Islamic terrorist who was planning an attack in Hyde Park. 

Edward Little, 22, travelled in a taxi from Brighton to London with £5,000 to buy a gun and bullets when police intercepted him last September. 

He planned to attack a Christian preacher at Speaker’s Corner and he had spoken of his desire to get a gun. 

Tyler King, 21, Caleb Wenyeve, 21, and Reis Forde, 27, admitted being party to the plot even though it was accepted they did not know the gun was for a terror attack, police said. 

King was jailed for 10 years and nine months.

Read the full story here - Lewisham ‘gangster’ jailed for trying to sell gun to Islamic terrorist.

Surie Suksiri and Juned Sheikh 

Your Local Guardian: Juned Sheikh and Surie SuksiriJuned Sheikh and Surie Suksiri (Image: Met Police)Surie Suksiri and Juned Sheikh, both from Camberwell, were jailed for life for murdering her stepdad whose body has never been found.   

Widower Frank McKeever, 62, disappeared after visiting his stepdaughter Surie on the evening of August 28, 2021.  

At her house he was photographed in a “humiliating” position and forced to make a filmed confession to assaulting Suksiri when she was a child, saying he “deserved to be punished”.  

He was then subjected to a “painful” and “protracted” death before his body was dumped in a remote location, the Old Bailey was told. 

Sheikh, who had 16 previous convictions, including for violence and robbery, was given a minimum term of 24 years, with Suksiri told she will spend at least 18 years in prison.   

Judge Anthony Bate said: “Frank McKeever went willingly to visit the defendants. He expected them to welcome him as before and be treated with the respect that any guest deserves. Events took a sinister turn in that confined residential setting.”  

After killing Mr McKeever, the defendants lied about what happened and hid his body in a “wicked and sustained deceit”.  

The judge said it was a “serious affront to public standards of decency” and means the family cannot lay him to rest. 

Read the full story here - South London woman and boyfriend murdered stepdad but his body was never found. 

Michael Higgins

Your Local Guardian: Drug addict Michael Higgins stole an elderly woman's handbagDrug addict Michael Higgins stole an elderly woman's handbag (Image: Met Police)Michael Higgins, 44, of Thames Street in Greenwich, stole an 85-year-old woman’s handbag and went on a spending spree using her bank cards. 

The elderly lady had been giving Michael Higgins £10 or £20 notes every few weeks for two years, seemingly of her own accord as she saw him as a friend. 

But not content with that, 44-year-old Higgins decided to steal her handbag and rack up a £145 bill on her cards. 

The 85-year-old woman was living by herself and has been described by neighbours as vulnerable and forgetful. 

Mr Ingle said: “The victim describes having met Mr Higgins in Greenwich two years ago, and they became friends. 

“He had been coming to her home every two or three weeks. He wouldn’t come in, he would wait outside and she would give him some money. That was seemingly done willingly.” 

Higgins stole her purse in October while waiting in her porch for some money.

He said it was a compulsive act because he was a drug addict.

Higgins was jailed for two years and four months.

Read the full story - Greenwich drug addict stole handbag from vulnerable 85-year-old woman he befriended.

Elias Angulo Ruiz, Starling Rodriguez Jose and Juan Martinez Vargas 

Your Local Guardian: Vargas, Jose and RuizVargas, Jose and Ruiz (Image: BTP)

Elias Angulo Ruiz, Starling Rodriguez Jose and Juan Martinez Vargas  were part of a group who carried out a series of robberies on trains across south London.   

Over the course of six weeks in summer 2019 they carried out 14 robberies but they remained at large to carry out more robberies in 2020 and 2021.  

In one particularly violent robbery they punched and kicked a victim in the face, all to steal a silver chain which was worth just £36. 

The group had targeted people at train stations including Elephant & Castle, Tulse Hill and Sydenham, taking phones and jewellery.  

In several robberies they ripped gold chains off people’s necks, while on other occasions they beat them up. 

They were jailed for a combined 12 years. 

Read the full story - South London train thugs kicked and punched victim in face to steal £36 necklace. 

Leah Simmonds and Khelsi Johnson-Davies 

Your Local Guardian: Leah Simmonds (left) and Khelsi Johnson-Davies (right) attempted to cover up a murderLeah Simmonds (left) and Khelsi Johnson-Davies (right) attempted to cover up a murder (Image: Met Police)Leah Simmonds, 20, of Hamilton Road in Gipsy Hill, and Khelsi Johnson-Davies, 21, of Barset Road in Nunhead, have been jailed after they attempted to cover up the brutal murder of a young man in Beckenham. 

Godfrey Madondo, 20, murdered 19-year-old Jeremiah Sewell following a “chance meeting” in Beckenham Place Park early on July 16 last year.  

The motive of the murder was simply that Jeremiah was from Beckenham. 

After the murder, Johnson-Davies and Leah Simmonds together cleaned and threw away Madondo’s bloodstained clothes. 

Johnson-Davies was arrested at her home on July 19 last year, and a grey balaclava with Madondo’s DNA on it was seized.  

An examination of her phone led to “incriminating” conversations with Simmonds in which she advised her to wash Madondo’s bloodstained clothes at “90 degrees”.  

Following Simmonds’ arrest, communal bins near her home were searched and a bin bag containing Madondo’s grey hoodie and jogging bottoms was recovered. 

Johnson-Davies was jailed for 14 months while Simmonds was given a nine-month sentence. 

Read the full story here - Women washed bloodstained clothes after Beckenham murder.

Jay Langley 

Your Local Guardian: Thief Jay Langley Thief Jay Langley (Image: Met Police)Jay Langley, 37, of Ellenborough Road in Sidcup, targeted charity shops, pharmacies and a plumbers in his crime spree across Bexley borough.   

On September 1 he trespassed into a plumbing store in Bexleyheath and stole from a till, the court heard.  

Then on September 8 he stole from the till of Sense charity shop in Erith.  

On September 18 he then stole from the till of Scope charity shop in Welling and took a charity box from Aspire Pharmacy in Sidcup. 

He was jailed for 15 months after he admitted to three burglaries and one theft.   

Read the full story - Sidcup charity box thief jailed for 15 months after Bexley crime spree.

Norman Samura 

Your Local Guardian: County lines dealer Norman SamuraCounty lines dealer Norman Samura (Image: Kent Police)Norman Samura, 25, of Spindle Close in Woolwich, was a county line dealer who supplied crack cocaine and heroin. 

In October 2022, Kent Police began an investigation into the ‘H’ county drugs line which was supplying the area with class A drugs – they identified a mobile phone being used by Samura as sending bulk text messages. 

A search of his home revealed the phone used to send the messages and deal bags containing white powder, and white and yellow pills. 

Samura was arrested and later charged with possession with intent to supply crack cocaine, being concerned in the supply of crack cocaine and heroin and three charges of handling stolen goods. 

He was jailed for seven years. 

Read the full story here - Woolwich drug dealer jailed for seven years.

Daniel Benitez 

Your Local Guardian: Killer Daniel BenitezKiller Daniel Benitez (Image: Met Police)Daniel Benitez, 33, formely of Wandsworth, has been jailed after a brutal attack on his girlfriend’s dad caused his death three years after the event.   

In May 2016, Daniel Benitez launched a “sustained and brutal” attack on John Davies because of a custody dispute.  

Benitez battered Davies in his own home, punching and kicking him on the floor because he blamed him for a decision to take his girlfriend’s son into care.  

Afterwards, he ransacked the property in Streatham Hill in a bid to make it appear as if Mr Davies had been beaten up by an intruder, only to be disturbed by the victim’s wife. 

In 2017, Benitez admitted causing grievous bodily harm to Mr Davies with intent and was jailed for 14 years with a further five years on extended licence.  

According to his family, Mr Davies’ head injuries left him in pain and misery, effectively “imprisoned in solitary confinement in his own body”. He died on April 1 2019 aged 56. 

After an Old Bailey trial in August, Benitez, now 33, formerly from Wandsworth, was cleared of murder but convicted of the lesser offence of manslaughter.   

He was jailed for a seven years and nine months for the manslaughter to run concurrently with the remainder of his earlier sentence.  

Read the full story - South Londoner beat girlfriend’s dad to death in custody dispute.

Benjamin Agyemang 

Your Local Guardian: Benjamin AgyemangBenjamin Agyemang (Image: Met Police)Benjamin Agyemang, 45, of Marlborough Grove in Bermondsey, lured teenage girls to his flat by offering them modelling work and then sexually exploited them. 

He was convicted after a victim-survivor came forward to police ten years after the abuse. 

Detectives spent two years investigating the case which spanned over a 20-year period and led them to uncover other victim-survivors. 

The court heard how Agyemang targeted the girls who were all between 14 and 16-years-old at the time of the offences. 

They knew Agyemang as ‘Marshay’ who lured them by offering them modelling work and then taking them back to his flat in Elephant and Castle to sexually exploit them. 

In 2021, a woman reported offences of sexual assault and exploitation which took place in 2008 when she was 14 years old. 

She was approached on the street by Agyemang, under the name ‘Marshay Ramone’, who told her he could get her into modelling for music videos. 

Police say she began staying at his flat for weeks at a time, manipulated and unable to leave, where she would be sexually abused by Agyemang and multiple paying ‘clients’ a day. 

During this time, she witnessed him sexually exploiting other girls and young women. 

He was arrested following the report and police went on to identify other victims. 

Agyemang was sentenced to 13 and a half years in jail at Inner London Crown Court on November 9. 

Read the full story here - Southwark man jailed for sexually exploiting teenage girls.

Hailu Getemariam 

Your Local Guardian: Hailu Getemariam, 24, sexually assaulted three young women in less than two monthsHailu Getemariam, 24, sexually assaulted three young women in less than two months (Image: BTP)Hailu Getemariam, 24, of no fixed address, stalked carriages across the Transport for London network looking for lone women to sexually assault.   

On one occasion he sat next to a woman on an otherwise empty train carriage then stroked her leg, while another time he stood directly behind a woman on the London Underground and groped her.  

“Mr Getemariam, you are a pervert,” Judge Freya Newbery told him at a sentencing hearing on Wednesday (November 15). “You are seeking out young women on public transport to touch them sexually.”  

The first incident took place on March 25 when refugee Getemariam boarded a train at Denmark Hill.  

He sat next to a woman, despite the carriage being nearly empty, and began rubbing his fingers up and down her leg and thigh.  

As he did this he rested his leg on the seat in front, leaving the woman feeling trapped, the court heard.  

As the terrified woman got off the train at Beckenham Hill she turned and shouted at Getemariam.  

He went on to sexually assault two more women over the following months. 

Getemariam was jailed for 14 months 

Read the full story here - South east London train pervert repeatedly groped and sexually assaulted lone women. 

Shelford Brizey 

Your Local Guardian: Shelford BrizeyShelford Brizey (Image: Met Police)Shelford Brizey, 48, beat, strangled and abused his vulnerable partner out of jealousy and an irrational belief that she was cheating on him.  

The abuse eventually came to light when he chased her around a hotel lobby in Camberwell.  

The victim was particular vulnerable due to pre-existing mental health problems, the court was told.  

Read the full story here - Beckenham armed robber jailed AGAIN for beating up girlfriend out of jealousy. 

“Mr Brizey targeted her for this very reason, that he know about these vulnerabilities and that these made her far less likely to report him because she was reliant on him,” prosecutor Claire Langevad said.  

He was jailed for five years and six months. 

This wasn't Brizey's first run-in with the law - in 2004 he was jailed for 10 years for the armed robbery of a post office where he assaulted the shop keeper.