Double killer back behind bars

Stephen Bosanko
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A double killer who has continued his criminal lifestyle has been jailed for 18 months.

Stephen Bosanko, 34, of Elliott Close, Plungington, admitted raiding two shops in Preston city centre in a hearing at Preston Crown Court.

Bosanko, who admitted the manslaughter of his childhood friend 15 years ago, and 
causing the death of a young woman months after being released from prison, also had three offences taken into consideration.

Prosecutor Lisa Worsley described how he used a grid to smash a window of the Imaan Pharmacy on Lancaster Road, and stole £400 of perfume on June 16 this year.

His blood was found at the scene. A short time later he burgled Cash in a Dash on Church Street and stole phones worth around £1,000 from a window display.

Father-of-one Bosanko sat casually in the dock as sentencing, Judge Michael Byrne told him his record was “truly appalling”. He then buried his face in his hands as the court heard his history of 78 offences on 32 occasions, including 12 burglaries. Defending, 
Kathryn Johnson said: “The defendant’s instructions are that at 33 and looking back over his life he appreciates he has spent significant amounts of time in custody and for the first time he is wanting very much to change the way his life has been going.”

It is 15 years since Bosanko, was sent down for six years for the manslaughter of his childhood friend Sajad Ahmed.

The father-of-three, 22, was attacked near the Greyhound pub in London Road and suffered fatal head injuries when attacked by Bosanko, who had been out celebrating his 18th birthday .

Bosanko’s sentence was cut on appeal and he was free in less than three years, but
within months he was 
responsible for the death of Nicola Shalloe in a car crash in 2002.

The 20-year-old was a 
passenger in a car which Bosanko ploughed into a lamppost in Ribbleton. She died of multiple injuries in hospital. He pleaded guilty to causing death by dangerous driving.