Locked up in May - 23 of the most high profile criminals jailed in Sussex
A man who attacked his mum, a former teacher convicted of child sex offences and vigilante prison inmates are just some of criminals jailed in Sussex in the last month.
By Michael Drummond
Friday, 31st May 2019, 3:12 pm
Here is a roundup of some of the most serious sentencings in Sussex in May. All sentencing details accurate at time of convictions. Hover your mouse over the pictures to read the full story.
Mum and daughter Joan and Zoe Lee seriously assaulted another woman in Bognor. They were both sentenced to five years in prison for grievous bodily harm and a restraining order against the victim was imposed.
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PC David Mendes and PC Lee Sumner stopped a suspicious car in Holmesdale Gardens, Hastings on November 22 last year. A strong smell of cannabis wafted from the interior. Further searches of the car, suspects and a flat to which they had access in Holmesdale Gardens turned up various quantities of cocaine, including some in measured wraps. Both were jailed for two years and 10 months.
Ayensu brutally assaulted his elderly mother after she asked him to turn his music down and has been jailed. The 72-year-old victim was taken to hospital, where she was treated for multiple injuries. She was later released and taken to a place of safety. He was jailed for 30 months.
Crockford was jailed for three years for offences relating to indecent images of children. He pleaded guilty to possession and distribution of indecent images of children, possessing extreme pornographic images and possession of a prohibited image.
Tasker has been jailed after pleading guilty to attempting to rob an 89-year-old woman as she walked along London Road, Brighton. She was sentenced to two years in jail.
Former teacher OBrien has been sentenced for sexual offences against a boy he taught during the 1990s. He was sentenced to a total of 30 months imprisonment, to run concurrently with a previously imposed sentence of 13 years for separate offences.
Shephard conducted a homophobic attack on a man travelling back from Brighton, targeting the victim as he left Lancing railway. She hurled a torrent of homophobic verbal abuse at the victim and followed him into a nearby supermarket in South Street before picking up a bottle of wine and throwing it at the back of the victims head, causing serious injury. She was jailed for eight years and six months.
Taylor was driving along Sherwood Road, Bognor Regis on June 28, 2018 when he was stopped by police officers. Following a search of Taylor and the van, officers discovered a lunch box containing a quantity of drugs, associated paraphernalia and nearly 300 cash. He admitted possession with intent to supply (cocaine) and was jailed for four years.
Blunden broke into a caf and stole three charity collection tins. Police were alerted to the break-in at The Conservatory Caf in North Street, Horsham, about 11.30pm on Monday, May 13. He was jailed for 12 weeks.
Brennan smiled as she and ex-boyfriend Jordan Kelly were jailed for their savage robbery of a Brighton teenager. The victim was sprayed in a brutal attack, spraying him in the face with ammonia and leaving him partially blind.
The pair were arrested on Tuesday, April 23 by police officers who responded to a call from the public at the time of the offence. They admitted outraging public decency and were jailed for 16 weeks.
Albanian Kabashi was trafficked into the UK and forced to sell Class A drugs on the streets of Eastbourne. Police stopped him and found a stash of cocaine hidden in a Kinder egg. Kabashi pleaded guilty to two charges of possession with intent to supply and possessing a false identity document and was jailed for 27 months.
Mohsin Mohammed claimed he was in blind panic when he lost control of his car in August last year. His 4x4 crashed into a Crawley Sainsburys leaving a little girl with devastating injuries. He was jailed for 16 months.
Best was convicted alongside Oringa and Faulkner (see above) and was sentenced to three years in jail for conspiracy to supply cocaine.
Aldo Oringa was linked by investigating officers to the transportation of cocaine across London and West Sussex. He and two other accomplices have been jailed for a total of 26 years. Oringa was given a 19-year prison sentence for possession with intent to supply cocaine, conspiracy to supply cocaine and for perverting the course of justice to run concurrently. Faulkner was sentenced to four years in prison for conspiracy to supply cocaine.
Thatcher, and Watts, were convicted of assault. They and another prisoner carried out a frightening attack on a fellow inmate at HMP Lewes because they thought he was a child sex offender. Thatcher and Watts were both jailed for two years.
Hanley was jailed for 16 years for a savage knife attack on his ex-girlfriend at her flat in Sussex Wharf, Shoreham. He was also banned from entering Shoreham and a restraining order imposed.