'Snivelling wretch', Bradley Cresswell, from South Oxhey jailed for three years

Bradley Cresswell.

Bradley Cresswell.

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A "snivelling wretch" who claimed he ran South Oxhey has been jailed for more than three years.

Teenager, Bradley Cresswell, was told that he was not the "big man" he thought he was by Judge John Plumstead when he was sentenced to three years and two months in prison.

Cresswell appeared before St Albans Crown Court yesterday (Tuesday).

The court heard how the 18-year-old had called two friends to Charter Place in Watford, where he was involved in a confrontation with Daniel Haley, a man he did not know.

When Derek Mullen, 24, and Richard Smith, 27, arrived, all three set about Mr Haley beating him repeatedly, the court was told.

Prosecutor Kevin West said: "It was a three onto one attack. The victim tried to defend himself, but he ended up on the ground where he was kicked."

Cresswell of Lincoln Drive, South Oxhey, Mullen of Ashridge Drive, Watford and Smith of Muirfield Road, Watford, all pleaded guilty to causing actual bodily harm on January 17.

Cresswell also admitted a public order offence, supplying cocaine and dangerous driving.

On July 13, Cresswell's Staffordshire dog savaged a neighbour's cat. When the cat's owners complained, Cresswell, who styled himself as the man who ran South Oxhey, made threats. A photo recovered from his Blackberry showed him posing gangster-style with a wad of cash.

Police saw a man on a moped deliver a 2.3g wrap of cocaine to a house in Watford on August 3. When it was examined, Cresswell's fingerprints were found on it.

Two days later, on August 5, he drove a Volvo along Prestwick Road and Brookdene Avenue, South Oxhey, crashing head-on into another car, which was written-off. He then side-swiped another car before crashing into two parked vehicles. Cresswell left the scene, leaving an injured friend in the car, but his DNA was found in the vehicle.

For Cresswell, Chris Georgiou said he had ADHD. He said he was supported in court by his parents and was young enough to turn his life around.

Daniel Hart for Mullen said he had received a phone call from his friend and went to Charter Place where "matters unfolded quickly." He went on: "It was difficult for him to think clearly and he regrets being involved."

He said had been remanded in custody for a month, but had work lined up with a building firm. He was hoping to have an apprenticeship in plastering.

For Smith, Andel Singh said the assault had been on the "spur of the moment." He said he was working full-time as a roofer.

Sentencing Cresswell, Judge Plumstead said Mr Haley had done nothing to deserve the attack. He said: "You said you rule South Oxhey and that you are a big man. You are not. You are a snivelling wretch. You had better learn to control your impulsive behaviour or it will lead to longer and longer sentences."

Cresswell was also banned from driving for 12 months and must take an extended retest before he can get his licence back.

Mullen and Smith received nine month jail sentences suspended for 18 months. They were each ordered to pay Mr Haley £500 compensation. Smith must also attend a Thinking Skills Programme.

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12:42pm Wed 26 Feb 14

comments says...

Dirty scumbag! 3 years, more like he will be out in year! I just hope he gets what he deserves in prison!
How can the other two morons get away with suspended sentences? 24 and 27 years of age, they knew full well what they were doing! What a joke!
Dirty scumbag! 3 years, more like he will be out in year! I just hope he gets what he deserves in prison! How can the other two morons get away with suspended sentences? 24 and 27 years of age, they knew full well what they were doing! What a joke! comments
  • Score: 86

12:44pm Wed 26 Feb 14

andyandyandy says...

Sad low life scum... Hope bubba gets hold of those ears..
Sad low life scum... Hope bubba gets hold of those ears.. andyandyandy
  • Score: 63

12:49pm Wed 26 Feb 14

WatfordBandB says...

"Thinking Skills Programme"
fantastic, I know a few people who should take one of these courses, CPC!!
"Thinking Skills Programme" fantastic, I know a few people who should take one of these courses, CPC!! WatfordBandB
  • Score: 7

1:00pm Wed 26 Feb 14

P Doherty says...

This idiot cant be rehabilitated! Look at his track record! He is scum through and through.
If he was my son, I would have kicked the sh*t out of him and wouldnt have turned up for court!

Good luck douche bag! Try being the big man in Prison!
This idiot cant be rehabilitated! Look at his track record! He is scum through and through. If he was my son, I would have kicked the sh*t out of him and wouldnt have turned up for court! Good luck douche bag! Try being the big man in Prison! P Doherty
  • Score: 64

1:04pm Wed 26 Feb 14

gloryhornet4 says...

Suspended sentences was no doubt because they have the chance to hold down jobs. Ok but I rather think there are more deserving people looking for work who would be better employees.

As for the boy who thinks he runs SO. Try a new identity, suggest Walter Mitty.
Suspended sentences was no doubt because they have the chance to hold down jobs. Ok but I rather think there are more deserving people looking for work who would be better employees. As for the boy who thinks he runs SO. Try a new identity, suggest Walter Mitty. gloryhornet4
  • Score: 23

1:12pm Wed 26 Feb 14

CaptainPC says...

WatfordBandB wrote:
"Thinking Skills Programme"
fantastic, I know a few people who should take one of these courses, CPC!!
Yeah...you should get on a window flavouring course. YFQC.
[quote][p][bold]WatfordBandB[/bold] wrote: "Thinking Skills Programme" fantastic, I know a few people who should take one of these courses, CPC!![/p][/quote]Yeah...you should get on a window flavouring course. YFQC. CaptainPC
  • Score: 3

1:30pm Wed 26 Feb 14

nornor64 says...

That little scumbag lowlife will NEVER change! He may only be 18 but isn't that classed as an adult! The other 2 tw!"s should have been put away! 'regrets being involved'... probably not because he only got a suspended sentence! This country's justice system is so wrong! So basically what this message sends to people is that you can beat people up...you will only get a suspended sentence!
That little scumbag lowlife will NEVER change! He may only be 18 but isn't that classed as an adult! The other 2 tw!"s should have been put away! 'regrets being involved'... probably not because he only got a suspended sentence! This country's justice system is so wrong! So basically what this message sends to people is that you can beat people up...you will only get a suspended sentence! nornor64
  • Score: 27

2:23pm Wed 26 Feb 14

Cooky12 says...

What a dirty little lowlife ugly tramp he is! I've heard of him and he is a well know grass!! Lol this will teach him a lesson!
What a dirty little lowlife ugly tramp he is! I've heard of him and he is a well know grass!! Lol this will teach him a lesson! Cooky12
  • Score: 38

2:43pm Wed 26 Feb 14

HornetJJ says...

Why don't we just shoot scumbags like this and save us some money in taxes and benefits. They are absolutely no benefit to society and are just a complete waste of space.
Why don't we just shoot scumbags like this and save us some money in taxes and benefits. They are absolutely no benefit to society and are just a complete waste of space. HornetJJ
  • Score: 37

3:27pm Wed 26 Feb 14

demerit says...

Should have been strangled at birth...
Should have been strangled at birth... demerit
  • Score: 19

3:36pm Wed 26 Feb 14

foxybingo says...

Run SO he doesn't look like he can run a bath
Run SO he doesn't look like he can run a bath foxybingo
  • Score: 41

3:49pm Wed 26 Feb 14

CaptainPC says...

I hope he will be repatriated at the end of the sentence.....
I hope he will be repatriated at the end of the sentence..... CaptainPC
  • Score: 7

3:54pm Wed 26 Feb 14

demerit says...

CaptainPC wrote:
I hope he will be repatriated at the end of the sentence.....
Where though? I can't think of anywhere awful enough.
[quote][p][bold]CaptainPC[/bold] wrote: I hope he will be repatriated at the end of the sentence.....[/p][/quote]Where though? I can't think of anywhere awful enough. demerit
  • Score: 3

4:13pm Wed 26 Feb 14

CaptainPC says...

demerit wrote:
CaptainPC wrote:
I hope he will be repatriated at the end of the sentence.....
Where though? I can't think of anywhere awful enough.
Well..
[quote][p][bold]demerit[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]CaptainPC[/bold] wrote: I hope he will be repatriated at the end of the sentence.....[/p][/quote]Where though? I can't think of anywhere awful enough.[/p][/quote]Well.. CaptainPC
  • Score: -2

4:14pm Wed 26 Feb 14

DFL says...

Runs South Oxhey for sure lmao.
Runs South Oxhey for sure lmao. DFL
  • Score: 9

4:40pm Wed 26 Feb 14

demerit says...

CaptainPC wrote:
demerit wrote:
CaptainPC wrote:
I hope he will be repatriated at the end of the sentence.....
Where though? I can't think of anywhere awful enough.
Well..
Good idea. And throw the rope in afterwards.
[quote][p][bold]CaptainPC[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]demerit[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]CaptainPC[/bold] wrote: I hope he will be repatriated at the end of the sentence.....[/p][/quote]Where though? I can't think of anywhere awful enough.[/p][/quote]Well..[/p][/quote]Good idea. And throw the rope in afterwards. demerit
  • Score: 5

4:49pm Wed 26 Feb 14

sheikhwaz says...

Ruled South Oxhey, what an idiot ! lol
These wannabe gangsters think they are untouchable.
Blame the parents of course, these chav's were taught nothing by their parents , and instead resorted to criminal behaviour, typical council housing/association scenario !!!
Ruled South Oxhey, what an idiot ! lol These wannabe gangsters think they are untouchable. Blame the parents of course, these chav's were taught nothing by their parents , and instead resorted to criminal behaviour, typical council housing/association scenario !!! sheikhwaz
  • Score: 23

5:28pm Wed 26 Feb 14

Hertsboy says...

I knew the estate from the 70's to the 90's-there were some hard blokes on the estate then-hes nothing compared to them.

A few of his ilk finished up either murdered or overdosing on hard drugs-be interesting to see how he finishes up once he's finished his time.
I knew the estate from the 70's to the 90's-there were some hard blokes on the estate then-hes nothing compared to them. A few of his ilk finished up either murdered or overdosing on hard drugs-be interesting to see how he finishes up once he's finished his time. Hertsboy
  • Score: 16

5:40pm Wed 26 Feb 14

Cooky12 says...

This dirty rat has grassed up some very well know drug dealers from south oxhey, so that he can ply his own dirty trade!!! And that's a fact!!!!! If they found out it was him he most certainly won't wana be going back to south oxhey!
This dirty rat has grassed up some very well know drug dealers from south oxhey, so that he can ply his own dirty trade!!! And that's a fact!!!!! If they found out it was him he most certainly won't wana be going back to south oxhey! Cooky12
  • Score: 25

5:51pm Wed 26 Feb 14

madmum45 says...

there is no other word for this article but scum .....a dirty little lowlife that sells drugs,drives a car doubtfully belonging to him,involving innocent parties in crashes etc,a dirty little grass.and apparently it runs south oxhey ,lmao I very much doubt that.lets hope he ends up in the same prison as the ones he grassed up
there is no other word for this article but scum .....a dirty little lowlife that sells drugs,drives a car doubtfully belonging to him,involving innocent parties in crashes etc,a dirty little grass.and apparently it runs south oxhey ,lmao I very much doubt that.lets hope he ends up in the same prison as the ones he grassed up madmum45
  • Score: 17

6:49pm Wed 26 Feb 14

steveii85 says...

Finally he has got what he deserves hope they keep him locked up forever and they loose the key. Thinks he runs south oxhey but yet he has to call 2 mates on a confrontation that he had what a muppet.
Finally he has got what he deserves hope they keep him locked up forever and they loose the key. Thinks he runs south oxhey but yet he has to call 2 mates on a confrontation that he had what a muppet. steveii85
  • Score: 18

7:27pm Wed 26 Feb 14

Anyvacancies says...

I hope the parents of this lump of **** in Lincoln Drive get all the abuse they deserve. Rot in hell you useless scum!
I hope the parents of this lump of **** in Lincoln Drive get all the abuse they deserve. Rot in hell you useless scum! Anyvacancies
  • Score: 22

7:49pm Wed 26 Feb 14

The Banshee says...

The first educators or children are their parents, so if the parents don't teach them the difference between right and wrong then who will. I wonder how he did in school and what his school report said. The other two are no better why get involved in the first place. Drugs, crashing cars and beating up people for laughs, whose laughing now?
The first educators or children are their parents, so if the parents don't teach them the difference between right and wrong then who will. I wonder how he did in school and what his school report said. The other two are no better why get involved in the first place. Drugs, crashing cars and beating up people for laughs, whose laughing now? The Banshee
  • Score: 9

7:59pm Wed 26 Feb 14

Roy Stockdill says...

>For Cresswell, Chris Georgiou said he had ADHD. He said he was supported in court by his parents and was young enough to turn his life around.<

Does anyone know what ADHD is? These lawyers will say anything if they're paid enough. Three cheers for a judge with a bit of good old-fashioned common sense who told this little toe rag what a piece of s**t he really is! I suspect he will have a hard time in jail since a few of his elders and betters will teach him what being a really hard man is.
>For Cresswell, Chris Georgiou said he had ADHD. He said he was supported in court by his parents and was young enough to turn his life around.< Does anyone know what ADHD is? These lawyers will say anything if they're paid enough. Three cheers for a judge with a bit of good old-fashioned common sense who told this little toe rag what a piece of s**t he really is! I suspect he will have a hard time in jail since a few of his elders and betters will teach him what being a really hard man is. Roy Stockdill
  • Score: 13

3:09am Thu 27 Feb 14

BC Hornet says...

He won't be such a hard man come shower time. And as for "running" the place, what a to** piece. Three years is a lot of showers...
He won't be such a hard man come shower time. And as for "running" the place, what a to** piece. Three years is a lot of showers... BC Hornet
  • Score: 7

6:56pm Thu 27 Feb 14

oyes123 says...

now the crime rate will drop & certian people can stop accusing innocent teenagers of his crimes . he has commited so many crimes & been caught for many & never put away simply for being under social services (care order) local authoritys new what he had done years ago & was powerless to charge and innocent people charged ..(wrong).. this was many years to late ...
now the crime rate will drop & certian people can stop accusing innocent teenagers of his crimes . he has commited so many crimes & been caught for many & never put away simply for being under social services (care order) local authoritys new what he had done years ago & was powerless to charge and innocent people charged ..(wrong).. this was many years to late ... oyes123
  • Score: 9

8:33pm Thu 27 Feb 14

watfordrick says...

Just to let you all know prison isn't all that bad - he'll probably like it when he settles in. I've read quite alot of comments about prisoners getting raped etc in the showers and although I know it does happen in the film Scum (albeit in the greenhouse) it doesn't happen in real life. I think people think it to make themselves feel better and that the criminal will really suffer inside but the reality is he'll just come out no different but really good at playstation!
Just to let you all know prison isn't all that bad - he'll probably like it when he settles in. I've read quite alot of comments about prisoners getting raped etc in the showers and although I know it does happen in the film Scum (albeit in the greenhouse) it doesn't happen in real life. I think people think it to make themselves feel better and that the criminal will really suffer inside but the reality is he'll just come out no different but really good at playstation! watfordrick
  • Score: 2

3:09pm Fri 28 Feb 14

piemagico says...

"Snivelling wretch"! Classic Victorian-era put-down.
"Snivelling wretch"! Classic Victorian-era put-down. piemagico
  • Score: 2

3:31pm Fri 28 Feb 14

Harry's Bar says...

watfordrick wrote:
Just to let you all know prison isn't all that bad - he'll probably like it when he settles in. I've read quite alot of comments about prisoners getting raped etc in the showers and although I know it does happen in the film Scum (albeit in the greenhouse) it doesn't happen in real life. I think people think it to make themselves feel better and that the criminal will really suffer inside but the reality is he'll just come out no different but really good at playstation!
Also, rape is a very serious criminal offence, and male rape a particularly vile offence. It's important to keep some sense of perspective.
[quote][p][bold]watfordrick[/bold] wrote: Just to let you all know prison isn't all that bad - he'll probably like it when he settles in. I've read quite alot of comments about prisoners getting raped etc in the showers and although I know it does happen in the film Scum (albeit in the greenhouse) it doesn't happen in real life. I think people think it to make themselves feel better and that the criminal will really suffer inside but the reality is he'll just come out no different but really good at playstation![/p][/quote]Also, rape is a very serious criminal offence, and male rape a particularly vile offence. It's important to keep some sense of perspective. Harry's Bar
  • Score: -1

4:33pm Fri 28 Feb 14

fleurdelys2014 says...

People with ADHD know the difference between right and wrong, whether they were influenced or not. I truly hope these 3 individuals learn the error of their ways and that BC realises he is not above the law or able to create his own.
People with ADHD know the difference between right and wrong, whether they were influenced or not. I truly hope these 3 individuals learn the error of their ways and that BC realises he is not above the law or able to create his own. fleurdelys2014
  • Score: 4

4:38pm Fri 28 Feb 14

fleurdelys2014 says...

Roy Stockdill wrote:
&gt;For Cresswell, Chris Georgiou said he had ADHD. He said he was supported in court by his parents and was young enough to turn his life around.&lt;

Does anyone know what ADHD is? These lawyers will say anything if they're paid enough. Three cheers for a judge with a bit of good old-fashioned common sense who told this little toe rag what a piece of s**t he really is! I suspect he will have a hard time in jail since a few of his elders and betters will teach him what being a really hard man is.
ADHD is Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, it can affect concentration, focus, organisation and affect your everyday life...but it is not something that affects your ability to know right from wrong. I think using it as part of his offense after probably playing the system in order to 'gain a diagnosis' that could possibly help him in court is despicable.
[quote][p][bold]Roy Stockdill[/bold] wrote: >For Cresswell, Chris Georgiou said he had ADHD. He said he was supported in court by his parents and was young enough to turn his life around.< Does anyone know what ADHD is? These lawyers will say anything if they're paid enough. Three cheers for a judge with a bit of good old-fashioned common sense who told this little toe rag what a piece of s**t he really is! I suspect he will have a hard time in jail since a few of his elders and betters will teach him what being a really hard man is.[/p][/quote]ADHD is Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, it can affect concentration, focus, organisation and affect your everyday life...but it is not something that affects your ability to know right from wrong. I think using it as part of his offense after probably playing the system in order to 'gain a diagnosis' that could possibly help him in court is despicable. fleurdelys2014
  • Score: 7

11:04am Sat 1 Mar 14

oyes123 says...

Harry's Bar wrote:
watfordrick wrote:
Just to let you all know prison isn't all that bad - he'll probably like it when he settles in. I've read quite alot of comments about prisoners getting raped etc in the showers and although I know it does happen in the film Scum (albeit in the greenhouse) it doesn't happen in real life. I think people think it to make themselves feel better and that the criminal will really suffer inside but the reality is he'll just come out no different but really good at playstation!
Also, rape is a very serious criminal offence, and male rape a particularly vile offence. It's important to keep some sense of perspective.
He was also given more oppertunitys than most other teenagers because being on a care order & still will ! There are others that could have done with the help he's been provided & progressed and not took the path of crime that he still chose .. Fool ...
[quote][p][bold]Harry's Bar[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]watfordrick[/bold] wrote: Just to let you all know prison isn't all that bad - he'll probably like it when he settles in. I've read quite alot of comments about prisoners getting raped etc in the showers and although I know it does happen in the film Scum (albeit in the greenhouse) it doesn't happen in real life. I think people think it to make themselves feel better and that the criminal will really suffer inside but the reality is he'll just come out no different but really good at playstation![/p][/quote]Also, rape is a very serious criminal offence, and male rape a particularly vile offence. It's important to keep some sense of perspective.[/p][/quote]He was also given more oppertunitys than most other teenagers because being on a care order & still will ! There are others that could have done with the help he's been provided & progressed and not took the path of crime that he still chose .. Fool ... oyes123
  • Score: -2

1:04pm Sat 1 Mar 14

morganwilliam says...

Bradley Cresswell running anything.
Surely that is an oxymoron.
No offence to anyone else from South Oxhey.
Bradley Cresswell running anything. Surely that is an oxymoron. No offence to anyone else from South Oxhey. morganwilliam
  • Score: 0

9:29pm Tue 4 Mar 14

lunawat says...

Little wimp Bradley was did very badly at Oxhey Wood School. All he did was disrupt everything. Something definitely not right there.
I say kick the whole family out of the area.
How can the council/housing association allow them to live in their property when one of them has caused serious trouble in the area?
Also why does it take the system/police years to get this child out of circulation?
Not feeling good about the police in Watford, not at all.
They fail to protect their people.
Little wimp Bradley was did very badly at Oxhey Wood School. All he did was disrupt everything. Something definitely not right there. I say kick the whole family out of the area. How can the council/housing association allow them to live in their property when one of them has caused serious trouble in the area? Also why does it take the system/police years to get this child out of circulation? Not feeling good about the police in Watford, not at all. They fail to protect their people. lunawat
  • Score: 4

5:52pm Mon 24 Mar 14

chris2112 says...

If this boy "ran" South Oxhey, should he be him I should it be him I need to contact in regard to getting the pot holes fixed & the library hours extended?

and here's me contacting the council like a fool :o)
If this boy "ran" South Oxhey, should he be him I should it be him I need to contact in regard to getting the pot holes fixed & the library hours extended? and here's me contacting the council like a fool :o) chris2112
  • Score: 6

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