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Night stalker Delroy Grant warned he could face life imprisonment

PUBLISHED: 13:20 24 March 2011 | UPDATED: 14:04 24 March 2011

Delroy Grant

Delroy Grant

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Nightstalker Delroy Grant has been told that he faces life being bars after he was found guilty of 26 crimes including rape and sexual assault.

A jury at Woolwich Crown Court today convicted the 53-year-old of claiming at least 18 victims - but it is feared the total may be more than 500.

Judge Peter Rook is due to sentence the former cab driver at 10am tomorrow but he warned him today that he faces life imprisonment or an or indeterminate sentence for public protection.

He said: “There will be no argument as to whether an indeterminate sentence is appropriate in this case. It is accepted an indeterminate sentence is appropriate.

“I am considering the possibility of a life sentence.”

Turning to Grant, he said: “You have been convicted of 29 offences of the utmost gravity.

“You should appreciate that the sentence you will receive will be what is called an indeterminate sentence and the minimum sentence will be very long indeed.

“As far as the final decision on that is concerned I will consider matters put before me in the next 24 hours. I will sentence you tomorrow morning.”

The judge will be given a file of statements from all victims or members of their families.

Grant of Brockley Mews, Brockley, showed no emotion as he was found guilty of all 29 counts by a majority of 10 to two, after eight hours and 29 minutes of jury deliberations.

He stared briefly at the jury foreman before looking to the floor. He could also be seen shaking his head as he sat flanked by three prison guards.

In the public gallery one of his victims looked on and a police officer wiped tears from her eyes as the verdicts were announced.

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