Crime and Justice
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7 Jul 2014, 12:38pm
A man has been jailed after killing his girlfriend in Manchester. Ryan Ingham (09/06/1987) of Southdown Crescent, Blackley was found guilty of murder and jailed for life with a minimum term of 16 years at Minshull Street Crown Court today, Monday 7 July 2014. On Wednesday 15 January 2014, Ingham and his girlfriend Caroline Finigan had been drinking...
4 Jul 2014, 17:24pm
A man from Ulverston has been jailed for a year after being convicted of six separate counts of shoplifting.
Stephen Coates, aged 38 of County Square, Ulverston was jailed following shoplifting from stores in both Barrow and Ulverston.
Coates was arrested on the 6th May and following a search of his home address Police found further stolen goods which...
4 Jul 2014, 14:26pm
A former Metropolitan Police Service police officer has today, Friday, 4 July, been sentenced to 14 months in prison after pleading guilty to misconduct in a public office.Sam Azouelos, 35 (5.04.79) [Elveden Arrest 59] a former detective constable of Finchley was sentenced to 14 months in prison and was further ordered to pay costs of £4,400 at the...
4 Jul 2014, 10:32am
A woman has been jailed for shop theft in North Tyneside.
Natalie Knighting, 34, of North Road in Wallsend, appeared at North Tyneside Magistrates’ Court for sentence on Friday, June 20, after pleading guilty to shop theft.
A previously imposed suspended sentence was activated, resulting in a 12 week prison sentence, and she was sentenced to an...
3 Jul 2014, 17:57pm
Three men, who manipulated their victim into buying them drinks before robbing him in a Mansfield street, have been jailed.
Jerry Tolbert, Ashley Lawrence and Jamie Roberts persuaded their 39-year-old victim to buy them alcohol from Tesco, in Chesterfield Road South, before attacking him as he walked home along Newgate Lane.
In the early hours of Monday...
3 Jul 2014, 15:23pm
A callous thief has been jailed for breaking into the home of a pensioner he befriended by carrying out odd jobs.
Mark Dott spotted the 77-year-old trimming hedges outside his home in Longbridge Lane, Longbridge, in December and offered to dispose of the garden waste.
He returned two days later touting for more cash-in-hand jobs but, having gained the...
3 Jul 2014, 13:06pm
A care worker for adults with learning and mental disabilities, has today Thursday, 3 July been jailed for 12 months after he was convicted of sexual assault.Mustapha Aregbesola, 43 [19/09/1970] of Dock Head Road, Chatham, Kent was found guilty of sexually abusing a vulnerable women at a Greenwich respite centre.A jury at Woolwich Crown Court on Wednesday,...
3 Jul 2014, 10:33am
A murderer who bludgeoned his love rival to death with a crowbar has been sentenced to life in prison and must serve a minimum of 23 years behind bars.
Heteny Tarsoly was convicted by a jury of murder after waiting outside the home of 54-year-old David Hunter and attacking him with a crowbar.
Mr Hunter’s body was discovered by Tarsoly’s...
3 Jul 2014, 9:59am
An evil gang who trafficked more than a hundred women into the UK, where some were forced into prostitution and raped, were sentenced to 36 years imprisonment at Croydon Crown Court on Wednesday, 2 July.
The gang led by Vishal Chaudhary, which trafficked women in from Hungary, the Czech Republic and Poland were convicted of a series of offences...
2 Jul 2014, 17:33pm
A violent group was jailed for more than 36 years today, Tuesday, 2 July, in an assault on two men which was described racist and religiously motivated.
The attack on 17 September 2012 was so severe that the two men attacked needed hospital treatment and sustained serious injuries,
The five men and youth were jailed at Inner London Crown Court...
2 Jul 2014, 9:54am
Two men from Blackpool have today been sentenced following the death of a man in the town earlier this year.
Ryan Calvert, 21, of Dean Street, Blackpool pleaded guilty to manslaughter and Shaun Dolan, 23, of no fixed address, pleaded guilty to Section 47 Actual Bodily Harm at Preston Crown Court today (Tuesday 1 July 2014).
Calvert was sentenced to...
1 Jul 2014, 10:58am
A man who befriended a 14-year-old girl before attempting to rape her has been jailed.
Gerard Morgan, 46 yrs (17.01.68), of Sandhurst Road, SE6 was found guilty on 30 June at Woolwich Crown Court of attempted rape, sexual assault and grooming a child. He was sentenced as follows:
– Attempted rape – jailed for five years;
30 Jun 2014, 20:16pm
Seven people have been sentenced for their role in a drug ring which has been supplying Class A drugs in the south Cumbria area.
Their sentences are part of an investigation which was a follow on from Operation Axe, which was led by the South Area Drugs Unit into the supply of drugs.
Collectively the seven received...
30 Jun 2014, 17:20pm
Paul Gerlach, 52 and of no fixed abode, and Louis Borzoni, 50 and from Bournemouth, were found guilty of murder and sentenced today, Monday 30 June 2014, at Winchester Crown Court. Gerlach will serve a minimum of 17 years and Borzoni a minimum of 15 years.
The court heard evidence that on 27 May 2013 Paul Gerlach, Louis Borzoni and Rico Dardis went...
30 Jun 2014, 12:48pm
A man who brutally murdered his wife, in Levenshulme, has today, Monday 30 June 2014, been convicted of her murder and sentenced to life in prison.
Aftab Alam, (born 07/03/1961) of Mayford Road in Levenshulme, has today pleaded guilty to the murder of Aisha Alam at Manchester Crown Court, Crown Square. He was sentenced to life in prison and ordered...
30 Jun 2014, 11:03am
Four men who broke into the home of a Bradford man when he was asleep before violently assaulting him and throwing acid over him have been jailed for a total of 126 years.
Lee Calvert (23), of Stirling Crescent, Holme Wood; Joseph Lowther (22), of Copgrove Road, Holme Wood; Robert Woodhead (28), of Fred’s Place, Tyersal; and Andrew Feather (23)...
27 Jun 2014, 20:21pm
Three men have been sentenced to more than 17 years for a series of robberies at bookmakers across Kent.
Jack Hennessy, 27, of Pollyfield Close, Snodland, Keith Hodgson, 32, of Holborough Road, Snodland, and Peter Taylor, 21, of no fixed abode, were all sentenced on Thursday, 19 June at Maidstone Crown Court.
Investigations by the Kent and Essex Serious...
27 Jun 2014, 20:06pm
A man who attempted to sell a laptop computer and threw away an iPad, both of which had been stolen from his neighbour’s house, has been jailed.
Luke Sheppard, 29, of Broadway, Bourn, tried to sell the MacBook Pro laptop at a Cambridge computer shop.
In police interview he said he had bought the laptop and an iPad from a man he met while walking from...
27 Jun 2014, 20:00pm
Damien Walters, 32 (21.06.82) of St Asaph Road, SE4, has today, Friday, 27 June, been sentenced to 30 months imprisonment at Woolwich Crown Court having been found guilty of four counts of indecent assault.Detectives from the Met’s Sexual Offences, Exploitation and Child Abuse Command (SOECA) were contacted by three women who stated that Walters...
27 Jun 2014, 19:10pm
A man who targeted charity containers in supermarket car parks and sold on stolen clothing has been jailed.
Arturas Krasauskas was given a 20-month sentence for his part in the theft of charity bags from the car park of Morrisons supermarket, in Buxton.
The 27-year-old, who is originally from Lithuania, was originally arrested after police spotted a...
27 Jun 2014, 18:05pm
A former football coach from Coventry, who travelled to Egypt for more than a decade to pay for sex with children as young as 11, is beginning a four-and-a-half year jail term.
Alan Rattigan visited the African country on several occasions between 2000 and 2013, where he would abuse the same young boys, all aged under 16.
The 64-year-old was caught...
27 Jun 2014, 18:01pm
Two men have been sentenced after a burglary in Northumberland.
The burglary happened at 3.40pm on Monday, June 9, at a vacant property at Rosalind Street, in Ashington.
Shaun Tiffin, 24, of Station Road, in Bedlington Station, and Scott Laws, 36, of Kirkley Drive, in Ashington, were both arrested inside the property on suspicion of burglary.
25 Jun 2014, 15:23pm
A man who raped a 10-year-old girl in the 1990s has been jailed for eight years.
Dale Barrett, 33, preyed on the victim after befriending her family in Peterborough.
He raped the girl on three separate occasions.
She came forward to police in 2012.
Barrett of Wootton Avenue, Fletton, denied three charges of rape and two of indecent assault but was convicted...
25 Jun 2014, 14:28pm
A man who caused a very serious collision which left a woman with life-changing injuries has been jailed for 38 months.
Stephen Anning – 45 and of Corfe Mullen – was sentenced at Bournemouth Crown Court on Monday 23 June 2014 after pleading guilty at the same court in March to causing serious injury by dangerous driving.
The court heard Anning was driving...
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