A university student is starting a prison sentence after he ‘tossed away’ his bright future by taking part in a scary raid on a couple's home.
Former talented private schoolboy Gurinder Ranshi, 23, was two years into a degree course at the University of Bradford to become an optician when he joined an armed masked gang who burst into a house and robbed a couple.
One of the gang beat the man with a metal bar as his girlfriend watched in horror. Ranshi then helped another man vandalise the house. When police arrived at the house in Hyde, Greater Manchester, Ranshi tried to flee by leaping from an upstairs window but he fractured his spine as he landed and was arrested.
In the course of one night Ranshi have thrown away all that he had worked for in two years of university education. Ranshi, 23, claimed he was forced to participate but was found guilty by a jury. He was jailed for seven-and-a-half years for aggravated burglary. Joseph Duffy, 30, who attacked the householder, was jailed for seven years. Jonathan O’Connor, 25, was found guilty of aggravated burglary and jailed for nine years.
Ranshi’s family had everything, his family did everything for him and he never wanted for anything but yet never contented.