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‘Reverend’, city stabber and sex attacker among defendants to face justice this week in Nottingham

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This week saw the end of the case against The Rev Shaun Everest who was found guilty of three charges by a judge on Tuesday, June 7, after he breached Covid regulations by gathering with people inside the Mustard Seed cafe and bookshop in Main Road, Gedling, on November 14, 2020.

He was convicted of a Covid-19 breach, where there was a gathering of two or more people not in the same household or bubble, obstructing a police officer and failing to disperse when instructed by acting Inspector Paul Whitehead.

The defendant was fined £180 for the obstruction, and £60 each on the remaining two charges. And he was ordered to pay a victim surcharge of £34 and to pay prosecution costs of £620 after a trial.

READ MORE: ‘Reverend’ says he’s innocent of Covid breach because ‘God wanted him there’

Everest, 49, of of Ossington Close, Meden Vale, Mansfield, told Nottinghamshire Live: “I don’t accept any of that. I’m appealing. It’s all nonsense. It’s bureaucratic nonsense”. The court heard some of the exceptions for a gathering at the time, during the UK’s second national lockdown, included all people in the same household, to facilitate a house move, or participate in legal proceedings.

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And a Nottingham man learned his fate after he dangerously smuggled 31 illegal migrants – including seven children and a pregnant woman – into the UK. Akan Brayan, of Nottingham, was found guilty of recruiting drivers to hide migrants in hired vans containing various goods before smuggling them into the UK along with Dylan Shwani, of Lincoln.



Akan Brayan [inset] has been jailed for 'dangerously' smuggling migrants into the UK in a van
Akan Brayan [inset] has been jailed for ‘dangerously’ smuggling migrants into the UK in a van

The defendants, both aged 37, were sentenced at Nottingham Crown Court on Tuesday, June 7, to seven years in prison each. Read the full story here

Stalker Mathew Alcock, 39, of Dovecote Road, Eastwood, sent his victim a stream of text messages, some at night, after developing an unhealthy infatuation with her, Nottingham Crown Court was told. The defendant, who pleaded guilty to stalking, was diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia.

From prison he was transferred to a psychiatric unit where he remains. Due to his mental health disorder, the judge, in his absence, imposed a hospital order under the Mental Health Act.

He will remain at a low secure unit in Lincoln. A restraining order was made for 10 years with conditions. Read the full story here

And defendant Wayne Haywood appeared in court after he hit a man over the head with a bottle and struck a woman to the head with a brick during an incident at an address in Barbury Drive, Clifton. The 37-year-old, of Clayfield Close, Bulwell, went on to plead guilty to assault occasioning actual bodily harm.



Wayne Haywood, 37, of Clayfield Close, Bulwell
Wayne Haywood, 37, of Clayfield Close, Bulwell

He was jailed for eight months and made subject of a 10-year restraining order when he appeared at Nottingham Crown Court for sentencing on Wednesday, June 8. Read the full story here

Binge drinker Matthew Cope, 41, of Rutland Avenue, Newark, was behind three terrifying sexual assaults on three woman after he downed two to three bottles of vodka.



Matthew Cope
Matthew Cope

His prison sentence was for 18 months, of which he will serve half, and be released on licence and subject to a four-year restraining order. Read the full story here

Defendant Yusef Jama, 20, was sentenced to a total of 10 months’ detention in a young offender institution when he appeared at Nottingham Crown Court. He punctured his victim’s lung and fractured his sternum when he stabbed him in the chest during an attack in Nottingham city centre.



Yusef Jama, 20
Yusef Jama, 20

Jama, of Lechlade Road, Bestwood, pleaded guilty to charges of wounding without intent, possession of a knife in a public place and possession of cannabis. Read the full story here

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