Mandurah: assault adds time to man’s prison sentence

A MAN in prison for a violent home burglary and armed robbery had two months added to his sentence in Mandurah Magistrates Court on Friday, over an assault earlier this year.

On September 27, Reece Gordon James Littlefair was sentenced in the Supreme Court to four years and six months in prison in relation to the robbery and burglary.

The court heard on December 28, Littlefair was in the company of three others – Samuel George Ninyette, Cameron Meek and Shane Shanawaz – outside the Mandurah home of a 57-year-old woman they believed was a sex worker.

Littlefair was in possession of a meat cleaver when they gained entry to the home.

Shanawaz and Littlefair physically assaulted the woman.

When she went into the bedroom, they followed her and restrained her face down on the bed, where they pulled her hair and punched her in the back.

This was to get the victim to reveal the location of cash. They stole $600, an iPad, iPhone 7 and jewellery.

Between December 22 and 28, Littlefair, Ninyette and Meek smashed their way into Sheng Ying Chinese Massage Parlour in Mandurah.

They rummaged through cupboards and emptied drawers before stealing the hard drive for CCTV cameras inside the business.

Judge Caroline Frances Jenkins said Littlefair was at a moderate to high risk of future violent offending.

On October 6, in Mandurah Magistrates Court, Littlefair pleaded guilty to breaching bail, assault and possession of cannabis.

The court heard in November last year, Littlefair was at his home on Hackett Street in Mandurah with a friend and the victim.

The victim accused Littlefair of wearing his trainers, to which Littlefair said “shut up or I’ll bash you”.

Littlefair punched the victim a number of times to the head, until he fell to his knees.

“He attacked me,” Littlefair told the court.

“I wasn’t even wearing his shoes, he was a crackhead off his head.”

Magistrate Anne Longden said Littlefair had indicated minimal remorse for this actions.

She sentenced him to two months cumulative for the assault and fined him $200 for possession of cannabis and breach of bail.

Ninyette was sentenced to three years and six months imprisonment. Meek and Shanawaz are yet to be sentenced.

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