The gangster cousin of singer Leona Lewis is today facing his third major custodial sentence – 14 years after he was convicted of one of London’s most notorious sex attacks.
Can we be spared the unedifying sight of prison reformers bleating that this proves that prison ‘doesn’t work’?
Adrian Henry was aged 14 when he was the leader of the teenage mob Venom, which gang-raped an Austrian tourist in King’s Cross and threw her in a canal.
He was sentenced to 12 years in 1997 and on his release was involved in an armed robbery at Holloway and sent to prison.
One is an accident, twice is coincidence, what about a third?
Only days after being freed in 2009 he broke into a sauna and massage parlour in Kentish Town, threatened the staff with a handgun and knife then stole their belongings and the takings.
And what does he get this time?
He was sentenced to six years by Blackfriars crown court.