On the 11th of March 2022 Sandijs Dreimanis was sentenced to a total of 5 and a half years for possession of an imitation firearm with intent to cause fear of violence, two separate assaults occasioning actual bodily harm, and having a bladed article.
On the 26th of April 2021 the defendant armed with a knife and a realistic painted imitation firearm entered Crawley College and repeatedly shot at students and lecturers. The judge commented on the bravery of two of the lecturers who tackled him to the ground and subdued him as being the most remarkable that she had seen in 40 years in the criminal justice system.
Maryam was instructed by CPS South East England from the outset in April 2021 and throughout.
The case has been widely reported in the media:
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