Hate crimes

21-year-old British man jailed for 9 years after choking unconscious and robbing gay men

21-year-old  Mason Shaw, the British man who targeted gay men in Manchester, strangling and subsequently robbing them, has been sentenced to 9 years in prison.

According to Cumbria Crack, police received a report on Shaw’s first attack in September 2016: He’d robbed a man in Oldham.

Following that incident, he committed since more robberies up until December 10s, seeking out men wandering around Manchester’s gay village.

Shaw would make efforts to isolate them from crowded areas, then strangle them until they lost consciousness and robbing them.

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One detective tells  Cumbria Crack: “Shaw has committed a number of robberies, clearly targeting members of the gay community, brutally taking their possessions from them.”

“I cannot imagine what Shaw’s victims must have gone through, being robbed and abandoned in such a terrifying way. Given the nature of these robberies, I am grateful that we’ve been able to secure such a long sentence for his heinous crimes. Today’s result hopefully goes some way to reinforce that violent crime, of any kind, will not be tolerated in Greater Manchester.”

Police successfully built a case around Shaw using CCTV and DNA evidence, treating each robbery as a homophobic hate crime, hence his increased sentence.

He’s never allowed to set foot in Manchester’s gay village again.

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  • crowebobby

    I’d have gone with him . . . back when I was young to do that kind of thing.

    • Cincinnati

      When you was young he hadn’t even been born yet..

  • baal61

    Don’t be droppin no soap!

  • Jaxton

    He really is quite a good looking chap. I’d have let him put his hands around my neck…but only to measure my racing pulse.

  • ric

    I’m sorry cute or not. As much as i like wood. I would have grabbed it hard and twisted it. Bring him down to his knees. And let my foot do the rest of the damage. But then again that’s just me.

  • Brody

    I suspect the purpose in this article was not to bring attention to atrocities against gays in the UK, but is simply an excuse to post a picture of a criminal deemed hot, with no consideration to his victims.

    Seems an obvious, shameless ploy to mimic Rolling Stone’s contemptible cover of the Boston marathon bomber.

  • Terrycloth

    His eyes look he’s high on something. Might be why he robs for drug money..as for being hot or attractive ..no way …but to each their own..always travel in pairs….

  • Cincinnati

    Well at least he didn’t kill anyone..And would give you some fantasy thrills for later..

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