Locked up in March - 14 of the most high profile criminals jailed in Sussex last month
A warehouse worker who killed a stranger, a father who bottled someone over cigarettes and a boxer who drove like an 'idiot' are just some of criminals jailed in Sussex last month.
By Michael Drummond
Monday, 1st April 2019, 10:15 am
Here is a roundup of some of the most serious sentencings and court hearings in Sussex in March. All sentencing details accurate at time of convictions.
A scrap over a packet of cigarettes at a Bognor pub ended with young father Stephenson smashing a bottle over a strangers head, leaving him permanently scarred. Stephenson admitted grievous bodily harm with intent and common assault and was sentenced to four years and nine months in prison
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A terrified man was held against his will for hours by machete-wielding drug addict Derek Kindler who was hallucinating on crack cocaine. Kindler pleaded guilty to false imprisonment and affray and was jailed for 20 months.
London drug dealer Maow was caught when police raided a flat in Worthing that was being cuckooed. Officers found 4,500 worth of heroin and crack cocaine at the address, along with nearly 2,000 in cash, scales and a large hunting knife, a court heard. He admitted two charges of possessing Class A drugs with intent to supply and was jailed for three years and two months.
Teenager Mackay led police on a high speed pursuit through East Sussex but was eventually Tasered as he tried to run. He was convicted of dangerous driving, driving while disqualified and driving with no insurance. Mackay was sentenced to 22 months imprisonment in a Young Offender Institution and disqualified from driving for 35 months from the date of his release.
Barnes baby son Harry was just 10 weeks old when he collapsed and died, having suffered severe brain damage from being shaken. Barnes was convicted of manslaughter and causing grievous bodily harm and sentenced to six and a half years in prison.
Ivanov was jailed for life and made the subject of an indefinite hospital order. He had admitted killing a 61-year-old man in Crawley in a savage stabbing attack near a playground. Ivanov pleaded guilty to manslaughter with diminished responsibility.
Smith punched a police officer in the face in an unprovoked attack in Broadwater Street West while drunk, police said. The attack was captured on bodycam video (right). He pleaded guilty to assaulting an emergency worker, criminal damage, breaching a community order and breaching a suspended prison sentence order (which he had been given for head butting another police officer and assaulting two other police officers). He was jailed for 18 weeks.
Brighton boxer Freedom Eubank led police on a high speed pursuit through the city, ran a red light and drove the wrong way up a one-way street. Eubank was jailed for 15 months for driving like an idiot, as the judge put it.
Hanley was found guilty of GBH with intent following a lengthy trial. It relates to a savage attack on his partner in which she suffered stab wounds and had her throat slit. He was remanded in custody ahead of his sentencing in May.
Julijs Andrianovs was found slumped over his steering wheel with a sword and a crack pipe stashed in his car, a court heard. He was jailed for nine months after pleading guilty to possessing an offensive weapon and failing to provide a blood sample to police and being convicted of a further charge of possessing an offensive weapon.
Annoyed at some noise being made by two people on their way home from a New Years Eve party, Besmir armed himself with a knife, went outside, and attacked them. He was jailed for nine and a half years for two counts of GBH with intent and drug possession.
Field was detained by a plucky police officer as he attempted to escape through a boggy field in Ringmer. He admitted driving while disqualified, driving with no insurance and failing to stop for police and was jailed for 18 months.