Home » Who is Amos Wilsher?(Traveller, 29, who robbed two pensioners, 87 and 88, before beating them to death in their own homes is given two life sentences as his brother is jailed for 25 years) Wiki, Bio, Age, Instagram, Twitter & Quick Facts
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Who is Amos Wilsher?(Traveller, 29, who robbed two pensioners, 87 and 88, before beating them to death in their own homes is given two life sentences as his brother is jailed for 25 years) Wiki, Bio, Age, Instagram, Twitter & Quick Facts

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Serial thief Amos Wilsher, 29, received two life sentences with a minimum term of 38 years for the murders of retired company director Arthur Gumbley and Josephine Kaye.

His younger brother, Jason Wilsher, was jailed for life with a minimum sentence of 25 years for the murder of Gumbley, who died in hospital three weeks after being punched and kicked at his home in Little Aston, near of Sutton Coldfield.

The travelers broke into Mr. Gumbley’s bungalow and savagely beat him as he lay helpless on the ground. They also dragged him across the floor, he suffered carpet burns on his back and a watch was forcibly ripped from his wrist, skinning the flesh from his hand.

The widower was found in a pool of blood and was rushed to hospital where he was treated for severe bruising to his left eye, neck, chest, hands and right arm. Police released horrific images of Mr. Gumbley’s injuries as he lay in his hospital bed before succumbing to his injuries.


Amos Wilsher acted alone when he viciously attacked Ms Kaye at her home in Stoke-on-Trent in February 2020, posing as a gas company worker to remove a lock from a door before attacking her and stealing her box. fort containing £20,000.

Ms. Kaye, who was only 4 feet 8 inches, was thrown to the ground and threatened with a screwdriver. She suffered a broken leg and significant bruising and later died of her injuries in hospital three weeks later on March 17.

The brothers were also convicted of injuring with intent and conspiracy to rob after a third retiree, Dennis Taylor, 82, was attacked at his home in November 2017, four days after the raid on the home of the Mr. Gumbley.

The prosecutor said: “She was attacked in her home that Thursday night by a man acting alone.” He repeatedly threw her to the ground, dragged her through her house and threatened her with a screwdriver. He found her safe in a closet and demanded that she tell him her code, which he was unable to do.

Staffordshire Police said the brothers were captured based on DNA evidence found at two of the scenes by coroner’s investigators in 2017.


A jury also convicted the brothers, described in court as members of a large family from the traveling community, of conspiracy to rob and grievous bodily harm in connection with an attack on another retiree.

At the start of the trial, prosecutor Simon Denison QC said three thieves had traveled south from the Tibshelf area of Derbyshire looking for “easy targets” near where Mr Gumbley lived.

After breaking the window in the kitchen door at the back of the house to gain entry to the property, the assailants punched Mr. Gumbley in the face and knocked him to the ground.

The violence inflicted on Mr. Gumbley caused brain injuries and four displaced rib fractures, as well as widespread bruising.

The retiree was taken to the hospital where he was treated for his injuries, but the effect ‘was too much for his body’ and he passed away on December 12, 2017.


Detective Chief Inspector Dan Ison, of the Staffordshire Police Major Investigations Department, said after the trial: “Amos and Jason Wilsher targeted elderly and vulnerable victims who were living alone.

“They used the ruthless and needless violence that caused the deaths of 87-year-old Arthur Gumbley and 88-year-old Josephine Kaye.

“I would like to pay tribute to Dennis Taylor, who survived an attack by the brothers, and thank him for reliving the ordeal he was subjected to, which has been instrumental in helping secure his conviction.

My thoughts remain with the families of Arthur and Josephine and I thank them for their support of the investigation. During the trial, they have had to listen to the details of what happened and have behaved with dignity at all times.

“No sentence will bring back the lives of Arthur and Josephine, but I hope the convictions provide closure knowing that justice has now been served.

“Finally, I want to thank the investigative team who have worked tirelessly for four and a half years to ensure that these two men have been removed from our streets, resulting in not only making Staffordshire a safer place, but also the region. from the West Midlands where the brothers were operating.

“Their commitment is humbling and I am proud to have led this investigation with such a dedicated team of police officers and staff.”

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