Notorious Northants criminal admits unsolved crimes

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One of Northamptonshire’s most dangerous criminals has “come clean” about a series of unsolved crimes, including how he burnt down his friend’s house while the victim was asleep.

Prolific criminal Darren Hewitson, aged 29, who is currently serving an indeterminate prison sentence in the high security HMP Frankland, in Durham, appeared before Northampton Crown Court last Friday where he was sentenced for three crimes he would otherwise have got away with.

Hewitson was locked up indefinitely in March 2008 for a string of robberies in which he targeted elderly women, one as old at 92. In one violent attack, he struck a 70-year-old woman with a hammer, breaking her collarbone.


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