[This is Leicestershire] - James Varley, mitigating, said Dodd had not used the crowbar, but had joined in the assault. He was cajoled into going along with someone who instigated the break-in and who has not been caught. "He regrets bitterly what he's done," said Mr Varley.
[This is Leicestershire] - James Varley, prosecuting, said unknown others were involved in organising the sham marriage. They recruited Semedo, who flew to the UK twice before the ceremony to open a joint bank account with her "husband-to-be", to obtain a certificate for foreign
[Leicester Mercury] - "They talked of putting the boot through his door and doing him over," said James Varley, prosecuting, at Leicester Crown Court. But when they spotted the 69-year-old walking by, on his way home from an evening out, they targeted him instead.