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First picture of robber who led Kidlington alleyway mugging


Jul 29, 2022

This is the face of ‘Tarzan’ haired teen Leon Dine, who was sent down for three years this morning for an alleyway mugging.

The 19-year-old appeared in the dock together with co-defendants Sean Gallagher and Daniel Brain.

But it was only Dine, the ringleader of the gang and the only one to contest the matter to trial, who received a custodial sentence.

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Sentencing him at Oxford Crown Court this morning, Judge Nigel Daly told the Kidlington mugger: “You behaved like an arrogant, violent bully and, reading all I have about you, that really does surprise me because that certainly isn’t the way you are perceived by people who know you.”

Dine was identified by the victim, who likened the then 17-year-old’s shoulder-length hair to the hairdo sported by ‘Tarzan’.

Thames Valley Police has now released the teenager’s custody shot.

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This story was written by Tom Seaward. He joined the team in 2021 as Oxfordshire's court and crime reporter.

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