Barnsley car thief killer loses bid for freedom

Collect picture of of 49 year old Dean Armitage who attacked attacked after trying to stop a man stealing his car from his drive way at Hoyland near Barnsley.  See Ross Parry copy RPYDRIVEWAY 
Mr Armitage passed away in hospital after suffering seriour injuries. 
Today David Sindall has been found guilty of the murder at Sheffield Crown Court.

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Collect picture of of 49 year old Dean Armitage who attacked attacked after trying to stop a man stealing his car from his drive way at Hoyland near Barnsley. See Ross Parry copy RPYDRIVEWAY Mr Armitage passed away in hospital after suffering seriour injuries. Today David Sindall has been found guilty of the murder at Sheffield Crown Court. rossparry.co.uk/syndication

A thief who killed a man as he tried to steal his Range Rover has been told by top judges that he deserves every day of his 24-year minimum jail term.

David Matthew Sindall, aged 34, attacked 49-year-old Dean Armitage on the driveway of the businessman’s home in Hoyland, Barnsley.

A man has been found guilty of murdering a dad who tried to stop him robbing the family car on their driveway.
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David Matthew Sindall, 34, attacked dad-of-two Dean Armitage outside his house in Barnsley, South Yorks., in the early ours of July 21 last year.
Mr Armitage, 49, ran outside in his underwear after someone staying at the property heard the engine starting, and grappled with Sindall - who struck him with a "heavy blow", causing Mr Armitage to hit his head on the front wall of his house.
Mr Armitage was taken to hospital but sadly died almost three weeks after the tragic incident.

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A man has been found guilty of murdering a dad who tried to stop him robbing the family car on their driveway. See Ross Parry copy RPYDRIVEWAY David Matthew Sindall, 34, attacked dad-of-two Dean Armitage outside his house in Barnsley, South Yorks., in the early ours of July 21 last year. Mr Armitage, 49, ran outside in his underwear after someone staying at the property heard the engine starting, and grappled with Sindall - who struck him with a "heavy blow", causing Mr Armitage to hit his head on the front wall of his house. Mr Armitage was taken to hospital but sadly died almost three weeks after the tragic incident. rossparry.co.uk/syndication

Sindall, a career burglar who had previously been jailed for armed robbery, was attempting to steal the 4x4 from haulage boss Mr Armitage’s home on Skiers View Road when he was challenged by the father-of-three, who rushed out of his home after hearing the engine start.

A scuffle ensued and Mr Armitage was clubbed over his head with a torch - causing him to fall to the ground and bang his head.

Sindall then punched and kicked his victim before fleeing.

He shouted ‘I’m gonna show thee.. seriously show thee’ during the attack.

Pictured is the home of a 49 year old Dean Armitage who attacked after trying to stop a man stealing his car from his drive way at Hoyland near Barnsley on the 21st of July 2013. 
See Ross Parry copy RPYDRIVEWAY
A man has been found guilty of murdering a dad who tried to stop him robbing the family car on their driveway.
David Matthew Sindall, 34, attacked dad-of-two Dean Armitage outside his house in Barnsley, South Yorks., in the early ours of July 21 last year.
Mr Armitage, 49, ran outside in his underwear after someone staying at the property heard the engine starting, and grappled with Sindall - who struck him with a "heavy blow", causing Mr Armitage to hit his head on the front wall of his house.
Mr Armitage was taken to hospital but sadly died almost three weeks after the tragic incident.

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Pictured is the home of a 49 year old Dean Armitage who attacked after trying to stop a man stealing his car from his drive way at Hoyland near Barnsley on the 21st of July 2013. See Ross Parry copy RPYDRIVEWAY A man has been found guilty of murdering a dad who tried to stop him robbing the family car on their driveway. David Matthew Sindall, 34, attacked dad-of-two Dean Armitage outside his house in Barnsley, South Yorks., in the early ours of July 21 last year. Mr Armitage, 49, ran outside in his underwear after someone staying at the property heard the engine starting, and grappled with Sindall - who struck him with a "heavy blow", causing Mr Armitage to hit his head on the front wall of his house. Mr Armitage was taken to hospital but sadly died almost three weeks after the tragic incident. rossparry.co.uk / Tom Maddick

Sindall was jailed for life and ordered to serve at least 24 years behind bars after being found guilty of murder at Sheffield Crown Court in February.

He challenged his ‘tariff’ at London’s Appeal Court, with his lawyers arguing the sentence was ‘too long’ and pointing out that there had been no pre-meditation.

But his appeal was dismissed by three of the country’s top judges, who said the sentence was ‘not excessive’.

Lord Justice Fulford said the death had devastated Mr Armitage’s family, adding: “This murder has had truly terrible consequences for the lives of those who were close to this blameless and popular man.”

He added: “It is of some real significance that the fatal heavy blow was delivered with a torch, causing the victim to fall to the ground, where he sustained very serious injury.

“His clear desire was to teach Mr Armitage a lesson, as his words before he attacked him demonstrate.”

 

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