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Faces and stories of criminals locked up in Stoke-on-Trent in 2021: Part 2

Killers, sex offenders and drug dealers have been among those jailed at the region’s courts in 2021.

Stoke-on-Trent Crown Court, Stafford Crown Court, and North Staffordshire Justice Centre have all continued to operate through the coronavirus lockdowns.

Now we take a two-part look back at some of the criminals sentenced in the past year. This second part covers the period from July to December.

July

Kane Francis


Kane Francis, aged 27, was jailed for nine months at Stoke-on-Trent Crown Court

Banned driver Kane Francis was caught behind the wheel after nipping to the shops for some gravy granules for his aunt.

The 27-year-old was stopped as he pulled out of Park Hall Country Park at 3.50pm.

Francis, of Crestfield Road, Meir, pleaded guilty to driving while disqualified and driving without insurance at Stoke-on-Trent Crown Court.

The offences placed him in breach of an eight-month suspended jail sentence he received last August for dangerous driving. He was also banned from driving for two years.

And he was in breach of a 12-month community order he received in November for battery.

Francis requested to go to prison ‘so he can come out with a clean slate’.

He was jailed for nine months and given an extra driving ban of six months and two weeks.

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Frank Watkins


Frank Watkins has been jailed
Frank Watkins has been jailed

Troublemaker Frank Watkins was jailed just days after being banned from two town centres.

The 48-year-old is known for dancing and stripping off in public.

He was hit with a five-year community behaviour order (CBO) on July 21, which means he is banned from entering both Hanley and Newcastle town centres.

But Watkins, of no fixed address, breached the court order on the same day by going into Newcastle.

And when he appeared in court regarding the breach, he found himself in more trouble after threatening a member of staff. He was later located and arrested within his CBO exclusion zone.

Watkins was locked up for 12 weeks after appearing before magistrates at North Staffordshire Justice Centre.

The defendant pleaded guilty to a public order offence as well as breaching his CBO.

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Nathan Walley


Nathan Walley, aged 31, was jailed for 16 months at Stoke-on-Trent Crown Court
Nathan Walley, aged 31, admitted inflicting grievous bodily harm

Drinker Nathan Walley put a funeral-goer in hospital for 72 days – with a single punch.

The 31-year-old knocked out David Amos outside The Noah’s, in Hartshill, just hours after the victim had attended his best mate’s wake.

Mr Amos – who can no longer work as a lorry driver due to his injuries – had been thrown out of the pub just moments before he was attacked after the pair had earlier clashed over a drink.

Walley, Cromer Road, Northwood, was jailed for 16 months at Stoke-on-Trent Crown Court.

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Phillip Hobson


Phillip Hobson has been sent back to jail

Pervert Phillip Hobson was jailed for a fourth time after being caught having sexual online chats with a ‘schoolgirl’.

The 59-year-old was jailed for two years last March, following a sting by paedophile hunters who posed as an 11-year-old girl online.

Hobson had arranged to meet ‘Milly’ at McDonald’s, where he was arrested by police. Last year’s sentence was the third time he had been jailed for ‘extremely similar offences’.

But in May this year – less than two months after his release from prison – he was again caught chatting to a decoy profile set up by a vigilante group on a dating app.

The sexual chat between Hobson and the ’14-year-old girl’ put him in breach of a sexual harm prevention order and saw him hauled before Stoke-on-Trent Crown Court yet again.

Hobson, of Rectory Road, Shelton, was arrested and admitted his actions in interview.

Judge Paul Glenn sentenced Hobson to 12 months in prison.

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Joel Stanton


Joel Stanton has been jailed

Police caught a drug dealer red-handed in a park popular with children.

Joel Stanton was sitting on a tree stump at Icky Picky Park in Newcastle when an officer asked if he had anything on him.

A search revealed he had five heroin deals worth £50 and 19 deals of crack cocaine worth £190.

And his mobile phone contained messages which linked him to the supply of illicit substances.

Stanton, of Lodge Road, Penkhull, admitted selling the drugs for his Liverpool dealer as part of a county lines operation.

But he then squandered a ‘golden opportunity’ when he burgled student accommodation in Newcastle last month – just weeks after he received a two-year suspended jail sentence for a catalogue of offences.

The 29-year-old – who retains the support of his family – was jailed for four years and four months at Stoke-on-Trent Crown Court.

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Simon Doherty


Simon Doherty
Simon Doherty

Distraction burglars stole £2,000 a pensioner had put aside to cover her own funeral costs after offering to clean a driveway.

The three men turned up at the woman’s bungalow and told her they would use chemicals and acids to spruce up the drive for £300.

But they actually only used water, and even had to borrow the pensioner’s own hosepipe to do so.

While they were carrying out the scam, one of them sneaked into the bungalow and stole the woman’s savings.

One of the three men, Simon Doherty, , aged 53, of Linehouses, Goldenhill, was jailed for three years after admitting to fraud and burglary.

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August

Gareth Robinson


Gareth Robinson has been jailed

This is the despicable pervert who left one girl suicidal and ruined the life of another after subjecting them to horrific sex attacks.

Gareth Robinson was found guilty of sexually assaulting a girl under the age of 13 and sexual activity with girls aged between 13 and 15.

The 39-year-old, formerly of Gillow Heath and more recently of Durber Close, Audley, was sentenced to 12-and-a half years in prison.

Stoke-on-Trent Crown Court heard the dad had penetrative sex with a girl under the age of 13 and pulled down the underwear of another teenage girl, exposing her private area.

Robinson pleaded guilty to two charges of sexual activity with a child. He was found guilty after a trial of assault of a child under 13 by penetration; sexual activity with a child under 16 and two charges of causing a child to watch a sexual act.

As well as the prison sentence, he was made the subject of a 10-year sexual harm prevention order and was placed on the sex offenders’ register for life.

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Tia Bradbury


Tia Bradbury
Tia Bradbury

Drug addict Tia Bradbury was jailed after she burgled properties to fund her addiction.

The 21-year-old tried to break into a community hub in Tunstall before burgling a property in Henry Street in the town with her co-accused, 49-year-old Michael McGuinness.

And two days later, she burgled a guest house in Roundwell Street and stole the owner’s purse.

Both she and 49-year-old McGuinness were captured on CCTV using a stolen bank card to buy goods.

Bradbury also burgled Asda, in Tunstall, and made off with goods worth £108. Her offending placed her in breach of a suspended sentence.

Bradbury, of no fixed address, was jailed for 15 months. While McGuinness, of Jacqueline Street, Tunstall, was handed a 12-month community order at Stoke-on-Trent Crown Court.

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Jack Pitchford


Jack Pitchford was jailed at Stoke-on-Trent Crown Court
Jack Pitchford

A coked-up teen gunman chased three police officers down a street – after pointing the pistol and threatening to kill two schoolgirls.

Jack Pitchford, aged 19, had taken a cocktail of drink and drugs when he ran at an officer, took aim and shouted, ‘Come on then, pussy’.

But the brave officer turned and discharged pava spray and another drew his baton. After running at the defendant, he retreated to his Fenton house and locked the door. Armed police then arrived and he gave himself up.

But Stoke-on-Trent Crown Court heard he ranted and raved at police after being handcuffed and threatened to rape an officer’s wife.

The teenager also had sex with an underage girl, damaged her phone, and threatened her parents.

Pitchford, Newlands Close, Newcastle, was sentenced to four years and three months in a young offender institution.

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Julie Goldstraw


Julie Goldstraw, aged 41, admitted fraud by abuse of position

Fraudulent bookkeeper Julie Goldstraw was jailed after she ripped her employer off to the tune of almost £85,000.

The 41-year-old, who has a previous conviction for three offences of fraud by false representation, was working for Signs Express at Fenton Industrial Estate when she helped herself to the cash over three years to fund her lavish lifestyle.

In total, she took £84,896.83 of the company’s funds.

This included: £4,353 to pay off a car loan; £20,872 towards her mortgage; £12,356 on another mortgage; £8,758 on nine or more holidays and spa breaks; £2,200 on council tax; £10,725 to Amazon for hundreds of transactions; £4,300 on credit card payments; and £20,252 on household purchases, food, takeaway meals, cash and shopping.

The victim had to pay £5,844 to an accountant to go through the accounts after the fraud was discovered and the HMRC told him he owed £33,000.

Goldstraw, of Whitmore Avenue, Werrington, was jailed for two-and-a-half years at Stoke-on-Trent Crown Court after pleading guilty to fraud by abuse of position.

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Benjamin Poole


Benjamin Poole has been jailed for six years
Benjamin Poole has been jailed for six years

Care worker Benjamin Poole was caught on camera sexually assaulting a female patient while she was suffering a seizure.

The woman had noticed things were happening to her while she was having seizures and so bought an alarm clock, which had a built-in covert camera.

And within days of installing the camera, footage was captured of Poole – who was responsible for looking after a number of patients at the specialist centre in Cheshire – sexually abusing her while she was having a seizure.

The 21-year-old, of Somerville Street, Crewe, was jailed for six years at Chester Crown Court.

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Samantha Lear


Burglar Samantha Lear
Samantha Lear

A mum caught in the act burgling a pensioner’s home threatened to report him for rape if he laid a finger on her.

Samantha Lear sneaked into the Abbey Hulton home of an 82 year-old neighbour.

But her movements alerted the householder who then challenged her for being in his kitchen.

After ordering her out of the Crestbrook Road address, Lear callously threatened to accuse him of sexual assault.

Stoke-on-Trent Crown Court heard that incident came just days after Lear walked into a house in Burslem which had been left unlocked and stole an iPad, keyboard and cans of beer.

The 35-year-old, of Crestbrook Road, Abbey Hulton, was jailed for four years. after pleading guilty to two charges of burglary.

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September

David Mottram


Killer David Mottram
Killer David Mottram

A self-confessed psychopath who murdered his neighbour because he ‘didn’t like her’ must serve a minimum of 30 years before he can be considered for release.

David Mottram killed Samantha Heap, aged 45, in her supported living accommodation in Nursery Lane, Congleton, on the evening of March 2.

Chester Crown Court heard Mottram, aged 47, carried out the ‘cold-blooded and premeditated murder’ after taking a plastic flex to her flat and using it to strangle her.

He also took a knife from her kitchen and used it to inflict 14 sharp force injuries including three stab wounds – to her face, cheek and back. Samantha suffered nine fractured ribs and she had more than 60 injuries on her body.

Mottram was found guilty of murder after an eight-day trial.

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Victor Newsome


Victor Newsome was jailed for seven-and-a-half years

Possessive boyfriend Victor Newsome poured a kettle of boiling hot water over a man who had a fling with his partner.

The 42-year-old also hit the victim with a metal bar during the assault at Newsome’s Cross Heath home.

As the injured man frantically tried to escape from the house, he jumped from a wall and broke his ankle – leaving him needing surgery.

Newsome, of Ronaldsway Drive, Cross Heath, was locked up for a total of seven-and-a-half years for causing grievous bodily harm to the victim, plus a further offence of coercive and controlling behaviour towards his girlfriend.

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Katie Sheldon


Katie Sheldon bombarded the couple with over 11,000 messages
Katie Sheldon bombarded the couple with over 11,000 messages

Single mum Katie Sheldon stole £45,466 from a young couple in just six months – before blowing it on online gambling sites.

The 25-year-old initially asked for cash to buy her daughter Christmas presents before bombarding the couple with 11,000 messages.

Stoke-on-Trent Crown Court heard that when the boyfriend asked for a naked picture of Sheldon, she sent a revealing photo of herself and threatened to accuse him of sexual harassment.

He sent her money until his savings were wiped out, the court heard.

The judge was told the girlfriend has made two attempts on her life and been diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder. The couple had been saving for a mortgage and to get married.

Sheldon, of Coniston Drive, Cheadle, was jailed for 21 months at Stoke-on-Trent Crown Court.

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Michael Horn


Sex offender Michael Horn pictured in 2012
Sex offender Michael Horn pictured in 2012

One of Stoke-on-Trent’s worst repeat sexual predators was locked up after sending sick pictures to ’13-year-old Ruby’.

Michael Horn has spent the last nine years of his life appearing in courts for breaking orders aimed at keeping children safe from his perverted ways.

And the 29-year-old’s latest crime saw him having sexual chats with ‘children’ online.

Horn – who has over 20 previous convictions for various sexual offences – was handed a nine-year extended sentence which is made up of four years in custody with five years on licence.

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David Handy


David Handy was jailed for seven years

A Stoke-on-Trent man who made half a million pounds by supplying slave labour to a major parcels firm was jailed for seven years.

Corrupt recruitment agent David Handy lined his pockets while his exploited workforce – trafficked to the UK with false promises of wealth and a good lifestyle – lived in squalor and ended up in some cases with just £20 a week.

The 54-year-old, of Oxford Street, Penkhull, was part of one of the largest human trafficking rings uncovered in the UK.

He lured around 400 people from Poland to the West Midlands with promises of well-paid jobs and a better life.

When they got here, they were put up in poor unsanitary accommodation and beaten or threatened if they refused to work or complained.

Victims were aged from 17 to a man in his 60s and earned just 50p an hour.

At some properties there were no working toilets, heating, furniture or hot water and some victims told how they were forced to wash in canals.

He denied involvement but in June a jury found him guilty of conspiracy to force people into forced labour, conspiracy to traffic people for the purpose of exploitation and money laundering.

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Keeley Dwyer


Keeley Dwyer

Drug user Keeley Dwyer pulled out a knife and threatened to kill a taxi driver before making off without paying her fare.

The 20-year-old took a cab from Sneyd Green to Stoke and then on to Trentham Lakes.

She paid £12 but the fare reached £30 and she had no funds to pay so she handed her phone to the cabbie and asked to be taken to Norton.

When they arrived, she pulled a knife out on him and said, ‘Give me my phone or I will kill you’. He feared for his life so he handed the phone back.

But she went ‘crazy’ and the driver injured his hand when he grabbed out after fearing she would kill him.

Dwyer, of Highgate Close, Norton, was jailed for 33 months after pleading guilty to threatening another with a knife, assault occasioning actual bodily harm, making off without payment and possession of a knife in public.

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October

Paul Clutton


Paul Clutton

Child-rapist Paul Clutton was jailed for 21 years at his hearing at Stoke-on-Trent Crown Court.

The victim of the 60-year-old revealed how she had ‘lived with unbearable pain’ as a result of his abuse.

He had denied the offences, which took place during the 1990s, but was found guilty following a trial.

During the sentencing hearing, a statement from Clutton’s victim – who was a child at the time of the offences – was read out. She said that, as a result of the trauma she suffered, she had self-harmed for most of her life and ‘attempted suicide more times than I want to admit’.

Clutton, of London Road, Trent Vale, was found guilty of three charges of rape and three charges of indecent assault and sentenced to 21 years in prison.

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Yusuf Ali


Yusuf Ali

A court heard how Ali had run a large heroin operation which had supplied heroine across Staffordshire.

Ali, aged 30, made regular trips to the county and other parts of England to Bristol to meet up with dealers who would order kilos of heroin to be delivered to his house by couriers.

The network was one of the world’s largest encrypted communication services and was frequently being used by criminals who believed they were safe from being detected by police.

Following a breakthrough by the French authorities in 2020, police were able to crack the wall of security that surrounded the system.

He was sentenced to 12 years in prison.

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Mihai Savescu


Mihai Savescu

Mihai Savescu was sentenced to 17 years in jail after being convicted of multiple counts of rape.

The 34-year-old, of Chaplin Road, Longton, was convicted following a trial at Stoke-on-Trent Crown Court.

Romanian Savescu will be deported once he has served his prison sentence. He will remain on the sex offenders’ register for the rest of his life and is barred from a range of activities involving children and vulnerable adults.

Detectives praised the bravery of victims who came forward and gave evidence in the investigation.

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William Rathbone


William Rathbone

Convicted rapist William Rathbone sexually assaulted a woman after being released from jail.

The victim reported the incident to the police the following day. She was disgusted by Rathbone’s actions and felt the assault turned her life upside down.

The assault happened in 2019, eight months after Rathbone was released from a 40-month sentence he received in 2017 for rape of a girl under 16 and assault by penetration.

Rathbone was jailed for six years and five months.

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Adnan Sattar


Adnan Sattar

Teenage heroin dealer Adnan Sattar was jailed for two years.

The 18-year-old was travelling in an Audi A3 stopped by police in Shelton New Road, Hartshill, earlier this year.

Officers seized his phone which contained messages linked to dealing heroin – and £900 in his pants.

Sattar, of James Brindley Close, Etruria, pleaded guilty to being concerned in the supply of heroin, possession of criminal property, and possession of a class B drug.

He was jailed at Stoke-on-Trent Crown Court.

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Bernie Smith and Kyle Smith


Bernie Smith, left, and Kyle Smith, right

Two brothers were convicted of killing a paralysed man who died 13 years after he was attacked while sitting in his car.

Kyle and Bernie Smith were found guilty in October of the manslaughter of Craig Robins, who was assaulted in his vehicle outside a house party in Staffordshire.

Stafford Crown Court heard Mr Robins was set upon after driving around with a machete to find out who was responsible for damaging his car in 2006. He spent weeks in hospital, then years at home with 24/7 care from his family, but never woke up. He died in 2019.

Four men were charged over his death. Gavin Brown, aged 37, of no fixed address, pleaded guilty to murder and was sentenced to a minimum of 16 years and two months in jail. James Milligan, aged 41, of Cannock, admitted manslaughter and was sentenced to two years in prison.

But brothers Kyle Smith, aged 33, of Cannock, and Bernie Smith, aged 31, of Hednesford, denied manslaughter and were found guilty by a jury. They were later sentenced to four years and seven months’ and two years and six months’ imprisonment respectively.

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November

Eamonn Plant


Eamonn Plant
Eamonn Plant, aged 53, was jailed after he admitted possession of a class B drug with intent to supply and possession of criminal property.

Convicted murderer Eamonn Plant is back behind bars – after being jailed for dealing cannabis.

The 53-year-old was jailed for life in 1991 for the offence of murder.

But after being released from prison he accrued a debt and sold cannabis to five or six people to pay it off.

Staffordshire Police raided his Bentilee home and found cannabis worth between £360 to £400 and £380.55 cash.

The defendant was open and honest with the officers and admitted he had been selling the drug for about eight months.

Now Plant has been jailed for four months at Stoke-on-Trent Crown Court.

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Ashley Bowen


Drug dealer Ashley Bowen
Ashley Bowen

Drug dealer Ashley Bowen was jailed after he was caught with heroin, crack cocaine and monkey dust for sale.

Police saw the 31-year-old driving a van and followed him as they knew he was banned from the roads.

There was struggle when they detained him and he dropped a bag which contained several wraps.

Officers also recovered more than £1,000 cash.

Bowen was jailed for two years and 10 months at Stoke-on-Trent Crown Court.

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Samuel Thorpe


Samuel Thorpe
Samuel Thorpe

Samuel Thorpe was sentenced to six years in prison for manslaughter after he killed a dad-of-two with a single punch.

Businessman Adam Lovatt, from Audlem, had been out celebrating his 45th birthday in the South Cheshire village when the tragic incident happened.

He was struck once in the face by Samuel Thorpe in the early hours of May 25, 2018.

Mr Lovatt fell backwards, hitting his head on the ground, and suffered two skull fractures and a bleed on the brain. He passed away later that day.

Thorpe denied the charge of manslaughter, but was found guilty by a jury at Liverpool Crown Court following a retrial.

The 26-year-old defendant, of Annions Lane, Wybunbury, was jailed.

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Steven Messham


Steven Messham
Steven Messham stabbed at a door in an attempt to get to his victim who sought refuge in a bedroom

Thug Steven Messham attacked his partner in a bar before taking a taxi to her house and beating her there.

The 31-year-old argued with his victim in Hanley before he punched her causing her to fall into a table and strike her head.

He then followed her to her home and after shouting and swearing outside for about 15 minutes he was allowed in.

But once inside, he hit her in the face and struck her to her back with an electric fan.

He ripped off her underwear and when she sought refuge in her bedroom he stabbed at the door with a knife and damaged her television.

Messham was jailed for 15 months at Stoke-on-Trent Crown Court.

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Ian Robinson


Ian Robinson
Ian Robinson

‘Dangerous’ pervert Ian Robinson was jailed after arranging to meet a ’13-year-old girl’ for sex.

The 60-year-old, a registered sex offender, was caught ‘talking sexually’ to a child’s profile online.

Cheshire Police say that Robinson, of Congleton Road, Sandbach believed the person he was talking to was a 13-year-old girl.

The force says Robinson, who detectives have branded ‘a dangerous offender’, was arranging to meet for ‘sexual intercourse’.

The defendant was jailed for eight years.

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Jack Ellis


Jack Ellis, of no fixed address, pleaded guilty to charges of affray and having an article with a blade or point
Jack Ellis

Hot-headed Jack Ellis lunged at his brother with a carving knife after an argument spilled over into threats of violence.

The incident happened after his sibling struck up a conversation with the next-door neighbour in Yew Tree Avenue, Blurton.

They were initially talking about dogs barking, but the exchange was a friendly one. Then 21-year-old Ellis appeared from the neighbour’s house and started to become aggressive towards his brother.

The defendant, of no fixed address, pleaded guilty to charges of affray and having an article with a blade or point.

Stoke-on-Trent Crown Court was told he was released on licence from a custodial sentence back in July and the latest offences have placed him in breach of it. The defendant has since been recalled to prison to serve the rest of his previous sentence.

He has now been given a 12-month jail term for the incident involving his brother.

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December

Jamie Wright


Burglar Jamie Wright

Career criminal Jamie Wright was back behind bars after smashing his way into three shops and making off with hundreds of pounds.

The 38-year-old, who has 39 previous convictions for 100 offences over 20 years, broke into a hairdressers and a tanning salon in Market Street, Longton, on the same night.

And he asked for a burglary at a Fenton carpet shop to be taken into consideration.

Wright, of George Street, Fenton, was jailed for 16 months at Stoke-on-Trent Crown Court after pleading guilty to two charges of burglary and asked for one offence of burglary to be taken into consideration.

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Kalvir Railan


Kalvir Railan
Kalvir Railan admitted harassment causing fear of violence and criminal damage

A jealous ex bombarded his former girlfriend’s new partner with abusive messages.

Kalvir Railan made a series of threatening calls to the man after he found out about his relationship with the woman.

They were serious enough to make the man – who knew Railan – fear for his safety.

Matters came to a head when the 34-year-old turned up at his ex-partner’s house and began to smash at the door so hard it could not be closed.

There were children upstairs at the time, and they were left upset by the incident.

Railan, of Caroline Street in Longton, appeared at Stoke-on-Trent Crown Court to plead guilty to harassment causing fear of violence, and criminal damage.

He was jailed for 22 weeks.

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Heather Bailey


Drug-addict gran Heather Bailey has been jailed for two years

A gran-of-six who fell into drug addiction at an early age was jailed – after helping to supply heroin and crack cocaine.

Heather Bailey helped move the drugs with three other defendants, collectively known as ‘The Marley Line’.

Bailey, who has 110 previous convictions, appeared alongside Omar Malik, Akaash Hasham, Akeel Saleem after their phones were linked.

A court heard their cars were stopped by police earlier this year, with wraps of the drugs, phones and cash found on each of them.

Bailey admitted possession with intent to supply class A drugs and possession of a knife.

The 58-year-old’s long history of drug addiction started when she was introduced to heroin by an ex-partner aged just 17.

She was jailed for two years.

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John Braddock


John Braddock

A middle-aged couple thought they were going to die after a man drunk and high on monkey dust swung a machete at them.

The husband and wife were taking their daily walk in Goldenhill when they were approached by John Braddock.

He was in a rage, and after demanding their mobile phones, pulled out a machete that he smashed against the 68-year-old man’s walking stick several times.

Stoke-on-Trent Crown Court heard Braddock had been inside his house, screaming and making threats, before coming out into Collinson Road and crossing over to approach the couple.

His wife, aged 65, was left so terrified paramedics took three hours to treat her after the ordeal.

Braddock, aged 39, was jailed for 45 months after pleading guilty to two counts of attempted robbery and one count of the possession of an offensive weapon.

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Kevin Bloor


Kevin Bloor

Devious pervert Kevin Bloor set up fake Facebook accounts to have sexually explicit chats with girls online.

The 59-year-old breached a sexual offences prevention order (SOPO) by lying to police about owning a phone.

When he did eventually surrender his mobile, it showed he used false aliases to set up Facebook accounts.

He sent one girl a video of himself performing a sex act and indecent images were found including sexual abuse of a baby boy.

Bloor, of Stansmore Road, Meir, was jailed for two years at Stoke-on-Trent Crown Court after pleading guilty to five offences of breaching a SOPO and three charges of making indecent photographs of a child.

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Shaun Williams


Shaun Williams

Burglar Shaun Williams was caught by police after his victim posted CCTV footage of the crime on Facebook.

By chance, his sister saw the social media post and contacted the woman to identify him.

The 43-year-old defendant, , of no fixed address, was jailed for 876 days after admitting burgling the property in Duke Street, Fenton, while under the influence of monkey dust.

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