Teenage intruder jailed for hammer attack on Southampton mum-of-two

Daily Echo: TERRIFYING ORDEAL: The mark the hammer blow left on Deza Clouder’s face. TERRIFYING ORDEAL: The mark the hammer blow left on Deza Clouder’s face.

A MUM-of-two was confronted by three masked intruders, who kicked in the front door of her tower block flat late at night.

Deza Clouder heard her buzzer sound as she lay in bed at about 10.30pm but did not answer it. Then she heard repeated banging on the door, which was then knocked off its hinges.

Prosecutor Edward Phillips told the city crown court that when she walked out of the bedroom of her flat in Havre Towers, Weston, Southampton, she saw three men, one armed with a hammer, with their faces covered by scarves. One stood in the hallway and the others were in her kitchen diner.

When she asked what they wanted one replied: “We want your money.” She was then struck on the side of the face with the hammer.

Mr Phillips, however, told Recorder Nigel Lickley QC: “Although she was hit she felt he had not hit her as hard as he could have done.”

The trio then fled empty handed.

Giving the police a description of the intruders, she told them she had no money and had little of value in her flat.

Christopher Glasspool, 19, of Millers Pond Gardens, Sholing, admitted aggravated burglary.

Jailing him for four-and-a-half years, the judge told the teenager: “One can only imagine how she must have felt. I accept your remorse but this is a very serious offence.”

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In mitigation, Benjamin Gordon said Glasspool was easily led and suffered from low esteem.

“What stands out about him is that people speak of his kind nature and willingness to help others. It is difficult to reconcile that with the seriousness of what he was involved in.”

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11:43am Tue 21 Jan 14

Huey says...

Ahhh what a place.
Ahhh what a place. Huey

12:50pm Tue 21 Jan 14

massimoosti says...

Went to tax one of the many growers in the Tower and got the wrong flat - numpties
Went to tax one of the many growers in the Tower and got the wrong flat - numpties massimoosti

12:53pm Tue 21 Jan 14

Block41row0sfc says...

Low self esteem what a load of crap these excuses are getting worse. Notice how it never seems to say been in long term employment or married with 2 children these people are scum.
Low self esteem what a load of crap these excuses are getting worse. Notice how it never seems to say been in long term employment or married with 2 children these people are scum. Block41row0sfc

12:57pm Tue 21 Jan 14

townieboy says...

All it should say is "Shame I got Caught"
All it should say is "Shame I got Caught" townieboy

1:00pm Tue 21 Jan 14

bigfella777 says...

“What stands out about him is that people speak of his kind nature and willingness to help others.

Is that when he is not carrying out armed robbery?

Why should taxpayers foot the bill for legal aid like this, there is no defence and he shouldn't get one!
“What stands out about him is that people speak of his kind nature and willingness to help others. Is that when he is not carrying out armed robbery? Why should taxpayers foot the bill for legal aid like this, there is no defence and he shouldn't get one! bigfella777

1:29pm Tue 21 Jan 14

gilbertratchet says...

bigfella777 wrote:
“What stands out about him is that people speak of his kind nature and willingness to help others.

Is that when he is not carrying out armed robbery?

Why should taxpayers foot the bill for legal aid like this, there is no defence and he shouldn't get one!
So you think all unemployed people should just be thrown in prison on the say-so of anyone at all who may hold a grudge, and not be allowed to defend or challenge the case in any way?
[quote][p][bold]bigfella777[/bold] wrote: “What stands out about him is that people speak of his kind nature and willingness to help others. Is that when he is not carrying out armed robbery? Why should taxpayers foot the bill for legal aid like this, there is no defence and he shouldn't get one![/p][/quote]So you think all unemployed people should just be thrown in prison on the say-so of anyone at all who may hold a grudge, and not be allowed to defend or challenge the case in any way? gilbertratchet

3:02pm Tue 21 Jan 14

chavfreezone says...

Utter scum there is no excuse.
Utter scum there is no excuse. chavfreezone

3:06pm Tue 21 Jan 14

Mary80 says...

Same old excuses rolled out to condone vile behaviour.
Same old excuses rolled out to condone vile behaviour. Mary80

4:09pm Tue 21 Jan 14

WILLIAM HAGUES TWIN BROTHER. says...

should have been 20.
should have been 20. WILLIAM HAGUES TWIN BROTHER.

5:23pm Tue 21 Jan 14

Reality-man says...

Nice tattoo's
Nice tattoo's Reality-man

6:10pm Tue 21 Jan 14

issacchunt says...

gilbertratchet wrote:
bigfella777 wrote:
“What stands out about him is that people speak of his kind nature and willingness to help others.

Is that when he is not carrying out armed robbery?

Why should taxpayers foot the bill for legal aid like this, there is no defence and he shouldn't get one!
So you think all unemployed people should just be thrown in prison on the say-so of anyone at all who may hold a grudge, and not be allowed to defend or challenge the case in any way?
Namby pamby liberal bleeding heart. You're reading a post and making up your own argument. Where does it say anything about all unemployed. Where is this idiots defence then, his defence in desperation say he has a decent nature. Hammer to a young girls face, decent?
[quote][p][bold]gilbertratchet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bigfella777[/bold] wrote: “What stands out about him is that people speak of his kind nature and willingness to help others. Is that when he is not carrying out armed robbery? Why should taxpayers foot the bill for legal aid like this, there is no defence and he shouldn't get one![/p][/quote]So you think all unemployed people should just be thrown in prison on the say-so of anyone at all who may hold a grudge, and not be allowed to defend or challenge the case in any way?[/p][/quote]Namby pamby liberal bleeding heart. You're reading a post and making up your own argument. Where does it say anything about all unemployed. Where is this idiots defence then, his defence in desperation say he has a decent nature. Hammer to a young girls face, decent? issacchunt

7:51pm Tue 21 Jan 14

lovingmummy says...

Was he the one that hit her? or was it one of the other lads.How do you know it was the wrong flat? I do not condone what this lad has done but seriously come on people,I dont see any one saying anything about the two that got away with it
Was he the one that hit her? or was it one of the other lads.How do you know it was the wrong flat? I do not condone what this lad has done but seriously come on people,I dont see any one saying anything about the two that got away with it lovingmummy

8:03pm Tue 21 Jan 14

mrblunt says...

He was so kind and caring that he forgot to mention to the Police who the other two kind and caring hammer toting thugs were !!!
He was so kind and caring that he forgot to mention to the Police who the other two kind and caring hammer toting thugs were !!! mrblunt

8:45pm Tue 21 Jan 14

issacchunt says...

lovingmummy wrote:
Was he the one that hit her? or was it one of the other lads.How do you know it was the wrong flat? I do not condone what this lad has done but seriously come on people,I dont see any one saying anything about the two that got away with it
Struggling to see your point here, maybe you are too? Are you the prats mum?

Don't see him saying anything about the other two either.
[quote][p][bold]lovingmummy[/bold] wrote: Was he the one that hit her? or was it one of the other lads.How do you know it was the wrong flat? I do not condone what this lad has done but seriously come on people,I dont see any one saying anything about the two that got away with it[/p][/quote]Struggling to see your point here, maybe you are too? Are you the prats mum? Don't see him saying anything about the other two either. issacchunt

9:03pm Tue 21 Jan 14

itsnotjustice says...

in cases like this the criminal should be locked up for his time, but then only released if he has given the names of the others involved.
in cases like this the criminal should be locked up for his time, but then only released if he has given the names of the others involved. itsnotjustice

9:22pm Tue 21 Jan 14

Mary80 says...

lovingmummy wrote:
Was he the one that hit her? or was it one of the other lads.How do you know it was the wrong flat? I do not condone what this lad has done but seriously come on people,I dont see any one saying anything about the two that got away with it
It doesnt matter if he hit her or not the 3 were there to intimidate and attack her, it doesn't matter if he was just stood reading a book it doesnt make him less guilty
[quote][p][bold]lovingmummy[/bold] wrote: Was he the one that hit her? or was it one of the other lads.How do you know it was the wrong flat? I do not condone what this lad has done but seriously come on people,I dont see any one saying anything about the two that got away with it[/p][/quote]It doesnt matter if he hit her or not the 3 were there to intimidate and attack her, it doesn't matter if he was just stood reading a book it doesnt make him less guilty Mary80

11:03am Thu 23 Jan 14

mob2010 says...

this is wrong making deza out to be the victim yes she was attacked with a hammer but if you let your boyfriend stay in the flat illegally selling drugs from the door then you've got to expect this to happen. no one thought to ask why they kicked the door off or who much drugs they got away with. the saying is if you play with fire your gonna get burnt. and you definitely got BURNT
this is wrong making deza out to be the victim yes she was attacked with a hammer but if you let your boyfriend stay in the flat illegally selling drugs from the door then you've got to expect this to happen. no one thought to ask why they kicked the door off or who much drugs they got away with. the saying is if you play with fire your gonna get burnt. and you definitely got BURNT mob2010

5:04pm Fri 24 Jan 14

mob2010 says...

scum
scum mob2010

11:57pm Fri 24 Jan 14

Inform Al says...

mob2010 wrote:
this is wrong making deza out to be the victim yes she was attacked with a hammer but if you let your boyfriend stay in the flat illegally selling drugs from the door then you've got to expect this to happen. no one thought to ask why they kicked the door off or who much drugs they got away with. the saying is if you play with fire your gonna get burnt. and you definitely got BURNT
Where does it say in the article that she had a boyfriend selling drugs from her flat?
[quote][p][bold]mob2010[/bold] wrote: this is wrong making deza out to be the victim yes she was attacked with a hammer but if you let your boyfriend stay in the flat illegally selling drugs from the door then you've got to expect this to happen. no one thought to ask why they kicked the door off or who much drugs they got away with. the saying is if you play with fire your gonna get burnt. and you definitely got BURNT[/p][/quote]Where does it say in the article that she had a boyfriend selling drugs from her flat? Inform Al

4:44pm Sat 25 Jan 14

mob2010 says...

Inform Al wrote:
mob2010 wrote:
this is wrong making deza out to be the victim yes she was attacked with a hammer but if you let your boyfriend stay in the flat illegally selling drugs from the door then you've got to expect this to happen. no one thought to ask why they kicked the door off or who much drugs they got away with. the saying is if you play with fire your gonna get burnt. and you definitely got BURNT
Where does it say in the article that she had a boyfriend selling drugs from her flat?
exactly it doesn't they wasn't there for no reason
[quote][p][bold]Inform Al[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mob2010[/bold] wrote: this is wrong making deza out to be the victim yes she was attacked with a hammer but if you let your boyfriend stay in the flat illegally selling drugs from the door then you've got to expect this to happen. no one thought to ask why they kicked the door off or who much drugs they got away with. the saying is if you play with fire your gonna get burnt. and you definitely got BURNT[/p][/quote]Where does it say in the article that she had a boyfriend selling drugs from her flat?[/p][/quote]exactly it doesn't they wasn't there for no reason mob2010

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