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Noel Reade Gets Life In Keagan Crimes Murder

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Noel Reade was just sentenced to life in prison for the murder of seventeen year old Keagan Crimes. According to court documents Noel Reade would attack Keagan Crimes with a heavy duty knife on October 11 2020 during a dispute between two groups of teens. Keagan Crimes who was fatally stabbed in the heart would die at the scene. Police would introduce as evidence searches that Noel Reade made on his phone which included researching survival knives and guns plus asking the question “Does blood come off of shoes”. The judge presiding over the trial would say “You are one of the most dangerous 17-year-olds I’ve ever come across in my 40 years as a solicitor, barrister and judge in describing the now seventeen year old teen killer. Noel Reade must serve nineteen years in prison before he is eligible for release

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A teenager who stabbed a man in the heart with a “Rambo-style” knife during a gang feud has been jailed.

Noel Reade was aged 16 when he killed Keagan Crimes, 27, in an attack which began in a convenience store in Winsford, Cheshire, on 11 October 2020.

Reade, now 17, had searched on his phone for phrases such as “does blood wash off shoes” and had researched Rambo knives and guns, police said.

He was convicted of murder and jailed for life with a minimum of 19 years.

The teenager was also convicted at Chester Crown Court of wounding with intent after he injured another man in the attack.

Reade was with a group of four others who were seeking out two men as part of a dispute, Cheshire Police said.

CCTV showed the men had tried to leave the Premier Store in Cheviot Square as the group arrived.

Noel Reade was seen armed with what police described as a “Rambo” knife and went on to kick and push at a glass door while another gang member used a hammer to smash it as the men attempted to hold it shut.

The men managed to escape via a rear door as the group chased them.

As a fight broke out between the gangs, Reade’s associates ran off before he stabbed Mr Crimes in the heart.

The second man, Jason McQuoid, attempted to swipe at the teenager using a tree branch but was slashed in the shoulder and chest.

Mr Crimes died a short time later while Mr McQuoid was discharged from hospital.

Police said the knife was never found and that Noel Reade had buried the weapon and burnt his clothing.

DNA from the scene was later attributed to the teenager, who pleaded guilty to possession of an offensive weapon during the trial.

Det Insp Adam Waller said Noel Reade had shown “no remorse for his actions”.

“My thoughts are with Keagan’s family who have had to sit through and listen to distressing evidence, reliving his last hours that no one should ever have to listen to,” he said.

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A TEEN killer will serve a minimum of 19 years behind bars after a Cheshire judge branded him ‘one of the most dangerous 17-year-olds’ he had ever seen.

Noel Reade, of Crewe, was just 16 when he stabbed Keagan Crimes to death in Winsford on Sunday, October 11, 2020.

The killer can be named after the Guardian was successful in appealing a reporting restriction made by the court during the trial.

His Honour, Judge Steven Everett said: “You are one of the most dangerous 17-year-olds I’ve ever come across in my 40 years as a solicitor, barrister and judge.

“There was no remorse whatsoever.

“You tried to cover your tracks.

“The RIP Keagan post on your Facebook page was not remorse.

“If you had shown remorse you would have admitted it.

“Regrettably, it is the sort of thing, a gangster would do.”

“Your associates ran off. You weren’t going to be put off by that.

“You were still going to try and show them who’s boss.

“There is absolutely no evidence to suggest Keagan Crimes was going to attack you.

“You stabbed him in a vicious way.

“I don’t conclude you didn’t intend to kill him because you didn’t give it any thought.”

Just weeks after the murder, Reade, along with a co-defendant, committed a terrifying aggravated burglary at the home of a couple, using a knife similar to the one he had used to stab Mr Crimes through the chest.

During that incident he threatened the son of the woman who lived there by holding a knife to his throat, saying he would ‘kill him’ and ‘slice him up’.

Gordon Cole, prosecuting, said: “Reade was actually on bail over Keagan Crimes’ murder at the time.

“He was waving the knife around asking for money.

“He put the knife, saying “I’m going to kill you, I’m going to slice you up.”

“It was a targeted attack.”

Defending barrister Michael Hayton QC said Reade was clearly ‘out of control’ in the latter half of 2020.

He said: “He was still a youth when he carried out these crimes.

“The fact they took place over a comparative short space of time is significant I might add.

“He’s a young person with not inconsiderable difficulties.

“During the latter half 2020 he was clearly out of control.

“He is someone not beyond hope, with a basic intelligence to at some point, move on in life.”

Judge Everett raised the sentence to a minimum of 19 years, from a starting point of 12 years, due to the aggravating features.

He also handed him concurrent sentenced of five years and three months for the wounding of Jason McQuoid with intent, two years and eights months for possession of an offensive weapon and five and a half years for the aggravated burglary.

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