Crime roundup

Locked up in February - 17 of the most high profile criminals jailed in Sussex last month

A drug driver who killed a grandmother, a choirmaster who abused children and manipulated parents, and a violent burglar are just some of criminals jailed in Sussex last month.

Here is a roundup of some of the most serious sentencings in Sussex in February. All sentencing details accurate at time of convictions.

The mum of six killed two pedestrians when she ploughed into them with her 4x4 while on high-strength painkillers near Lewes.  She was jailed for three-and-a-half years.

5. Emma Downs, 38, of Sussex View Close in Crowborough

The mum of six killed two pedestrians when she ploughed into them with her 4x4 while on high-strength painkillers near Lewes. She was jailed for three-and-a-half years.
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Mitjajev was more than 3 times the drink-drive limit when he crashed twice, then assaulted a police officer in Hastings. He was sentenced to a total of 15 months imprisonment.

6. Valentine Mitjajev, 33, of no fixed address

Mitjajev was more than 3 times the drink-drive limit when he crashed twice, then assaulted a police officer in Hastings. He was sentenced to a total of 15 months imprisonment.
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Geddes was jailed for 40 months for intimidating an elderly man into paying him nearly 50,000.

7. Gavin Geddes, 46, of Vale Avenue, Brighton

Geddes was jailed for 40 months for intimidating an elderly man into paying him nearly 50,000.
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Sentenced to 3 years and 4 months in prison. He pleaded guilty to coercive and controlling behaviour in an intimate relationship with a Southwick woman, and found to have breached a court order to stay away from a Portslade woman.

8. Sam Bridgeham, 33, a building labourer, of Wallhouse Road, London

Sentenced to 3 years and 4 months in prison. He pleaded guilty to coercive and controlling behaviour in an intimate relationship with a Southwick woman, and found to have breached a court order to stay away from a Portslade woman.
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