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CONVICTED - Andrew Gosling
Barnsley man sentenced following sexual activity with a child

14 Mar 2019, 19:20pm

A Barnsley man has been jailed for three and a half years for committing sexual offences against a child. Andrew Gosling, 21 of Masons Way, Kendray, Barnsley pleaded guilty to inciting sexual activity and three counts of sexual activity with a child under the age of 16. Police began investigating after the parents of a teenage girl raised concerns that their daughter had become secretive and they suspected she may be being contacted by Gosling. The...

Man who threatened police with a fake gun is jailed for two-and-a-half years

12 Mar 2019, 17:11pm

A man who threatened police with a fake gun has been jailed for two-and-a-half years. Gareth Pipes was given 16 months for making a threat to kill and 16 months for possessing an imitation firearm. Pipes was wanted on recall to prison and on February 5, he called Matlock Police Station and asked to speak to a sergeant. When he was transferred to a sergeant, he made threats to kill him. On February 7, officers visited a house in Overdale, Matlock,...

Cyclist thanks officer after thief is jailed

3 Mar 2019, 20:24pm

Chi Hung Sung, 40, of Rochester, Kent received a call on 16 August 2014 to say that his partner had been taken to A&E after she had hurt her knee in a fall, and in a panic jumped on his bicycle making his way from Shortlands to Lewisham hospital to be by her bedside. At approximately 18:30hrs Chi left his black felt F95 Sora 2013 Gents road bike (purchased 12 months before) chained to the bike stands at the main entrance of the hospital. When...

Wayne Elphick
Drug dealer who stashed cocaine in his underwear jailed

2 Mar 2019, 18:25pm

A drug dealer who stashed cocaine in his underwear in an attempt to avoid detection has been jailed. Wayne Elphick (born 12/07/1971) of Bellscroft Avenue, Manchester, pleaded guilty to possession of cocaine with intent to supply at a hearing at Manchester Crown Court. Today, Tuesday 3rd March 2019, he was sentenced to two-and-a-half years in prison. On Saturday 4 October 2014, Elphick was driving a red Seat Leon down Oldham Road, Newton Heath, when...

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A Bournemouth man has been jailed for life for the murder of Poole nurse Rui Li.

28 Feb 2019, 12:48pm

Bigamist Pierre Legris, 61, was convicted of killing his 44-year-old wife following a trial at Winchester Crown Court that lasted almost seven weeks. He was told he would have to spend at least 25 years in prison before being considered eligible for parole. Pierre was also handed a three-year sentence to run concurrently after pleading guilty to bigamy and perverting the course of justice. Pierre’s other wife, 66-year-old Irene...

Men jailed to a total of 43 years behind bars for Ladywood gun plot

26 Feb 2019, 18:17pm

A quick response by officers − which saw armed criminals arrested within minutes and a loaded gun taken off Birmingham’s streets − has resulted in three men being jailed for a total of 43 years. Jamie Webster, Arron Burris-Hale and Sarbjit Bhamra were sentenced at Birmingham Crown Court today (26 February) after being found guilty of plotting to possess a firearm and ammunition with intent to endanger life. Webster and Bhamra were caught by armed officers on 30 June 2014 after police were called to Guild Close in Ladywood at around 6.50pm, following...

Eugene Carberry
Ex-family friend convicted of historic sexual abuse of young girl

26 Feb 2019, 17:53pm

A former family friend who sexually abused a 10-year-old girl in the 1980s has been convicted more than 30 years later. Eugene Carberry, now 72, was a friend of the victim’s mother and befriended the family at their Canterbury home. It was then victim came into contact with Carberry, who lived in Herne Bay at the time, and was sexually assaulted by the man on numerous occasions between 1980 and 1983. During a trial at Canterbury...

David Peter Havis
Paedophile jailed after Dorset Police investigation

26 Feb 2019, 14:38pm

A paedophile has been jailed for four years for three offences of penetrative sexual activity with a child under 16 years and one count of grooming. Chris Naughton David Peter Havis DS Mark Fursman David Peter Havis, 38, from Essex, was sentenced on Thursday 26 February 2019 at Bournemouth Crown Court. In September 2014, David Havis began sexualised communications...

Bank worker who stole from stroke victim sentenced

26 Feb 2019, 13:32pm

A bank worker who systematically stole cash from an elderly stroke victim has been sentenced. Basmattee Kanhai (07/07/1964), of Beech Avenue, Chorley admitted four counts of fraud by abuse of position. At Bolton Crown Court today, Thursday 26 February 2019, she was given a six month suspended sentence and ordered to carry out 80 hours unpaid work. The victim, 74, suffered a stroke in 2011. He then suffered a further stroke and heart attack in October 2012. He was admitted to hospital for several weeks before spending a number...

Stephen Taylor
West Cumbrian man sentenced to 23 years for numerous sexual assaults

26 Feb 2019, 12:01pm

A man from West Cumbria has been sentenced to 23 years in prison today (26th February) at Carlisle Crown Court for sexual offences spanning a 12 year period on women and young girls. Stephen Taylor, aged 58, of Leconfield Street, Cleator Moor, was charged with: Nine counts of rape Six counts of serious sexual assault Four counts of indecent assault Taylor’s victims were aged between 12 and 24. His offences came to the...

Daniel Beresford sentenced to six years for two Ipswich burglaries

25 Feb 2019, 16:47pm

An Ipswich man has been jailed after being found guilty of committing two burglaries which took place in the town. Daniel Beresford, aged 28, of Shetland Close, stood accused of two counts of burglary at addresses in Bucklesham Road and one count of attempted burglary at an address in Felixstowe Road, all occurring on Friday 19 September 2014. Beresford pleaded not guilty to all three charges, but was found guilty of the two burglary offences by a jury at Ipswich Crown Court on Monday 23 February, before being sentenced to six years...

Hapless thief jailed after buying cars with stolen cheques

25 Feb 2019, 16:21pm

A greedy thief who bought £25,000 worth of cars with cheques stolen in Walsall burglaries has been jailed. Raza Rafiq, 35, from Pargetter Street, Walsall was jailed for six-and-a-half years after being found guilty of thefts at Wolverhampton Crown Court on 16 February. The court heard how Rafiq used the cheques that had been stolen from burglaries at Moorside Gardens, Walsall and the Afro Carribean Centre on Wolverhampton Street, Walsall in July 2013. On three separate occasions, he visited a Walsall car dealership and purchased a Ford Focus, Vauxhall...

Dannell Dunkle
Dannell Dunkley jailed for the murder of Rhyan Wilson

17 Feb 2019, 14:56pm

A man who stabbed an 18-year-old man to death in Urmston has today been jailed. Dannell Dunkley (15/11/1978) of Gorton, Manchester pleaded guilty to the murder of Rhyan Wilson on the first day of his trial at Manchester Crown Court on Monday 16 February 2019. He was sentenced today – Tuesday 17 February 2019 – to life imprisonment and ordered to serve at least 15 years and 9 months in prison. The court heard that on Saturday 16 August 2014, a fight...

Narendren Pirabakaran
Portslade man jailed for five and half years rape

17 Feb 2019, 12:55pm

A Portslade man has been jailed after being found guilty of raping a woman who he took back to his flat. Following a trial at Lewes Crown Court, Narendren Pirabakaran, 35, of Station Road, was sentenced on 6 February to five-and-a-half years for rape. The court heard that he met a 22-year-old woman in a club in Brighton on 28 March 2013. She had been drinking with friends and then became separated from them. Pirabakaran took her back to his flat...

Azim Ahmed
Pair jailed following CSE investigation – Slough

16 Feb 2019, 17:15pm

Azim Ahmed Esmatullah Haidaree Two men have today (16/2) been jailed for a total of eight years following an investigation into child sexual exploitation (CSE) involving three girls in Slough. Esmatullah Haidaree, aged 45, of Farm Crescent, Slough, and 23-year-old Azim Ahmed, of Diamond Road, Slough, were sentenced at Reading Crown Court. Haidaree was sentenced to two years for two counts...

Alex Breier
Sex traffic gang exposed in Bolton

16 Feb 2019, 17:00pm

A Hungarian family who trafficked vulnerable girls into Manchester, selling them as sex slaves, have been exposed by Greater Manchester Police. The gang was run by Alex Breier, who controlled this sex ring and arranged for three vulnerable young women to be trafficked into Manchester. Breier was aided and abetted by his wife, sister son-in-law, and even his son and daughter as the family manipulated these three women into a life of prostitution, slavery...

Imitation Firearm
Three men jailed for 32 years for violent gunpoint robberies

13 Feb 2019, 20:17pm

Three men have been jailed for a total of 32 years for carrying out a linked series of violent gunpoint robberies across London. Williams with Cash Imitation Firearm Melchezidec Williams Kyan Bhola Faisal Masood All three were sentenced at Harrow Crown Court today, Friday, 13 February after being found guilty...

Jaishri Patel
Woman jailed after defrauding elderly woman of £35,000 in Bolton

13 Feb 2019, 16:52pm

A woman has been jailed after an elderly woman was defrauded out of £35,000. Jaishri Patel (08/11/67) of Lever Edge Lane, Bolton has, today, Friday 30 January, been sentenced to 2 years in prison. She pleaded guilty to theft and three counts of fraud at an earlier hearing. Patel had acted as an informal carer to her 95-year-old victim, helping her out with her shopping and finances. Patel over a period of time stole a significant amount of money from...

Paul Gallagher & Dennis Steenson
Birmingham career criminals caught by DNA

13 Feb 2019, 16:48pm

Two career criminals with over 100 previous convictions have been jailed after DNA left at the scene of burglaries proved their guilt. Paul Gallagher, 39 of Hayes Croft, Birmingham, was jailed for three-and-a-half years and Dennis Steenson, 38, of no fixed address, for 33 months after they were found guilty at Stafford Crown Court for a string of burglaries. The court heard that Steenson wore a balaclava to break in to a property at...

Ivan Yanev
Man jailed for catalytic converter fraud

13 Feb 2019, 16:16pm

A partnership investigation led by the Roads and Transport Policing Command has resulted in an unlicensed scrap metal dealer being jailed for 19 weeks. Catalytic Converters Ivan Yanev Ivan Yanev, 39 (7.04.75) of Conington Road, SE13 was sentenced at Inner London Crown Court on Tuesday, 10 February after pleading guilty to fraudulent trading (contrary to section 993(1) of the Companies...

Spencer Barella
Spencer Barella jailed for ten years for sexual offences against a vulnerable girl

13 Feb 2019, 16:07pm

A Sunderland man has been jailed for ten years after being convicted of carrying out sexual offences against a vulnerable girl. Spencer Barella, 21, from Crossways was found guilty of rape and two counts of sexual assault. He was arrested as part of Operation Sanctuary, Northumbria Police’s investigation into crimes of a sexual nature against vulnerable women and girls. Deputy Chief Constable Steve Ashman said: “This was an appalling crime...

Three men jailed for the rape of a woman in 20-hour ordeal

13 Feb 2019, 15:46pm

Three men jailed for the rape of a woman in 20-hour ordeal – case demonstrates need for context when considering issue of consent Three men have today [Friday, 13 February] been jailed for a combined total of 18 years for the rape and sexual assault of a 23-year-old woman. In a protracted attack in a Lincoln flat, Michael Armitage, 42, Rafal Segiet, 40, and Pawal Chudzicki, 47, subjected their victim to an ordeal which lasted 20 hours. Today they were each sentenced to six years’ imprisonment at Lincoln Crown Court. The...

Lee Christopher Philip
Seven men jailed to more than ten years following cable thefts

13 Feb 2019, 14:48pm

Seven men have been sentenced to more than ten years for their part in high value cable thefts. The men were charged last year after the North East Regional Special Operations Unit (NERSOU) launched Operation Scott – an investigation in response to the organised thefts of high value cables. Cable with an estimated value of more than £140,000 was stolen and significant disruption caused to an organised criminal group from Merseyside who conspired...

Frank Smith
Distraction burglar who stole £40 in Esher is jailed for four and a half years

13 Feb 2019, 13:26pm

A burglar who pretended to lose his spanner in an elderly couple’s garden in Esher before stealing £40 has been jailed for four and a half years. Frank Smith was sentenced at Guildford Crown Court on Wednesday (Feb 11) having pleaded guilty to a charge of burglary. Officers tracked down the 31-year-old because of his description and as this was a distraction technique he was known to have used before. Smith, of Meadowsweet House, Hackfield,...