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Heavy sentence for unrepentant lawbreaker

The Intermediate Court yesterday handed a sentence of 22 years’ jail with 24 canings to a local man for robbing a woman in her car and sexually assaulting her while armed with a pocket knife.

Sitting in the Tutong District courthouse, Judge Pengiran Masni binti Pengiran Haji Bahar, on handing sentence, gave weight to the aggravating factors of the case in which Mohammad Faizul Helmey bin Ahmad Umar, 33, had committed the offences within a short time span, while taking into account two previous convictions of robbery.

More details on Tuesday’s Borneo Bulletin