14 of the most high profile criminals jailed in Sussex in August and September
Here is a round-up of some of the most serious Sussex court sentencings revealed by police in September.
By Michael Mackenzie
Monday, 30th September 2019, 6:08 pm
Locked up in September -Sussex
All sentencing details are accurate at time of convictions. Hover your mouse over the pictures to read the full picture caption. All pictures provided by Sussex Police.
Three men were jailed for a total of 22 years following investigations into the supply of cocaine in Eastbourne. Officers searched an address in Ashford Road and found 750g of cocaine with a street value of 75,000 pounds, and 5kg of cannabis worth 50,000 pounds , said police. Agim Toska was sentenced to a total of nine years and seven months imprisonment for being concerned in the supply of cocaine; being concerned in the supply of cannabis; and possession of criminal property. Marsel Toska was sentenced to a total of six years and nine months imprisonment for conspiracy to possess cocaine with intent to supply; and possession of false identification documentation. Artur Schuli was sentenced to a total of six years imprisonment for conspiracy to possess cocaine with intent to supply, said police. (L-R) Marsel Toska, AgimToska and Artur Schuli
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Prolific offender Scott Solway burgled an elderly womans home in Eastbourne and used her bank card to purchase alcohol and tobacco, said police.The 37-year-old, who has 43 previous convictions for 103 offences, pleaded guilty to burglary and dishonestly making a false representation to make a gain for himself, and was sentenced to three years imprisonment, said police.
A group of drug dealers who were bringing large quantities of heroin and crack cocaine to Brighton fromLondon were jailed. Police said Mohammed Shah Rohim, 27, of Eastfield Street, London, was jailed for nine years after being found guilty of conspiracy to supply heroin and crack cocaine. Mejanoor Qureshi, 27, of Sherrard Road, London, was sentenced to 10 years after being found guilty of conspiracy to supply heroin and crack cocaine. Mohammed Rahat Alom, 23, of Old Bethnal Green Road, London and Emad Uddin, 24, of Queens Road, Northampton were each jailed for four years and nine months for conspiracy to supply heroin and crack cocaine. Abu Sultan, 26, of Chicksand Street, London, was sentenced to six years imprisonment and a 16-year-old boy from London, who cannot be named for legal reasons, was jailed for two years and eight months after both pleading guilty to conspiracy to supply heroin and crack cocaine. L-R Mohammed Rahat Alom, Mohammed Shah Rohim, Emad Uddin, Mejanoor Qureshi and Abu Sultan. Photo: Su
A Porsche driver was jailed for high-speed crash which left passenger with life-changing injuries. Police were called to the A281 Guildford Road, Rudgwick, on August 24 2018 after the red Porsche lost control and hit a tree. The front seat passenger a 30-year-old woman from London sustained serious injuries which included brain injuries. Police said Martin Skinner, 40, a property developer, of Kinnerton Street, London, was tested positive for cocaine. He pleaded guilty to careless driving and failing to provide a specimen for analysis. He was sentenced to 22 weeks in prison and disqualified from driving until May 2022.
Lynn Boakes, 47 of Sea Lane in Pagham, was hired as a book keeper at a steel company in Birdham in April 2013 and was responsible for the companys payroll. She overpaid herself by 13,462 pounds and diverted 103,450.26 pounds worth of her employers money into her personal bank account, said police. She was sentenced to three years in prison following guilty pleas to three counts of fraud: fraud by abuse of position, fraud by false representation and making an article for use in fraud.
Retired teacher from Balcombe David Gallichan, 63, of Haywards Heath Road, Balcombe, admitted he attempted to communicate with a young girl online and two offences of failing to disclose holding a computer and using the computer without monitoring software. Police said the 63-year-old had already been given a suspended sentence three years ago for making and possessing indecent images of children. He was jailed for 18 months.
A driver who led police on two high speed pursuits on September 6 and December 31 was jailed for 32 months. Louis Brown, of Lavington Close, Crawley, was charged with dangerous driving; driving with no insurance; driving while disqualified; and possession of cocaine; driving with 125mcg of cocaine per litre of blood in his system; driving with more than 800mcg of benzoylecgonine per litre of blood in his system; driving with 6.5mcg of cannabis per litre of blood in his system; and dangerous driving, said police. He was sentenced to 32 months in prison and disqualified from driving for 52 months.
Muhhammed Ahmed, 35, of Ingram Crescent West, Hove, was jailed for a year after pleading guilty to carrying out eight burglaries at businesses in Hove. He admitted eight charges of burglary, possession of cocaine and breaching a conditional discharge issued in April this year for shoplifting, said police.