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An arsonist, a rapist, drink driver, a child abuser and a violent burglar are among those who faced justice in June in Nottingham courtrooms. The biggest sentence was handed down to dog trainer Luke Riley. He received an 18-year term over the horrific abuse and rape of a young girl.
Riley, who trains assistance dogs, is aged 36 and of Newcastle Street, Mansfield Woodhouse. He was found guilty after a trial in April of two oral rapes and nine sexual assaults on her. His overall sentence was 18 years with a one year extended licence on his release.
A sexual harm prevention order will be in place for 19 years and he will sign the sex offenders’ register for the rest of his life. Read the full story here
Another shocking case heard in June involved suicidal arsonist Darren Edwards. He told police he had “very strong” thoughts of kidnapping, molesting and murdering young girls” after a fire which led to mass evacuation.
Nottingham Crown Court heard Edwards, 48, of Belconnnen Road, Bestwood, made the disturbing comments to officers after his arrest. He was jailed for three years and one month for arson being reckless. Read the full story here
Accused Mark Fugler, 59, of Southwell Road West, Mansfield, appeared in court after he grabbed a knife and stabbed his son, Luckas Fugler, 28, on Christmas Day, 2021. Luckas lost his spleen and will require antibiotics for at least two years.
Mark Fugler was sentenced to two years and four months in prison for an offence of wounding which he admitted. Read the full story here
The tragic case over the death of Alzheimer’s and vascular dementia-sufferer Kathleen Hinsley, 77, was outlined at Nottingham Magistrates’ Court. She died after she was injured when driver Richard Clarke ploughed into a taxi. She lost her battle for life eight days later surrounded by her devastated family.
Clarke, 37, of Bestwood Road, Hucknall, was distracted by his large dog after the hound jumped on him as he was driving along Annesley Road, Hucknall, at 9.50am on November 3, 2021. He crashed into the stationary taxi as Mrs Hinsley’s husband, Brian, helped his wife into the back seat.
Clarke was jailed for 24 weeks and banned from the roads for 64 weeks, to account for his time in prison, and given a victim surcharge order for £128, when he was sentenced on Thursday, June 23. He pleaded guilty to driving without due care and attention to Mr Hinsley and the taxi driver, and causing Mrs Hinsley’s death after driving without due care and attention. Read the full story here
Defendant Kian Allsebrook, 20, of Selston, was locked up for raping a young woman on September 10, 2020. He was found guilty at trial and sentenced to two years and three months in youth custody.
A four-year restraining order was imposed and he must sign the Sex Offenders’ Register for the next 10 years. Read the full story here
Drink driver Nigel Bilsbrough, 54, of James Street, Kimberley, learned his fate after he drove at 100mph while leading police on a dangerous pursuit around Nottingham. He appeared before Nottingham Crown Court on Tuesday, June 21, after he pleaded guilty to dangerous driving, drink-driving, driving while disqualified and driving without insurance.
He was sentenced to 14 months in prison and disqualified from driving for three years. Read the full story here
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.
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.
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.
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 offenders’ 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.
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
The wife of a motorcyclist killed by a drunk van driver fought back tears in court as she revealed how her “whole world just stopped” when she was told the terrible news of his death. Claire Osborne spoke as driver, Julieanne Walsh, was sentenced to five years for causing death by careless driving when she was over the drink drive limit.
Walsh, 32, of Abbott Road, Mansfield, was drunk when she drove over the white lines on a gentle bend and clipped part of Mark Osborne’s bike with her wing mirror at Burntstump Hill. He lost control and was thrown from the bike into a traffic post and died at the scene.
Walsh, a care worker, who had a heavy drinking session at a pub in the city before driving, was banned from the roads for five-and-a-half years. Read the full story here
Senior business managers from Nottinghamshire were jailed after a food waste recycling company was convicted of the corporate manslaughter of two employees. Nathan Walker, 19, and Gavin Rawson, 35, died on December 22, 2016, after falling into a tanker of semi-liquid pig feed.
The incident happened at Greenfeeds Ltd in Normanton, Bottesford, Leicestershire. The company produced bio-fuel and pig feed from recycled products which were then delivered using road haulage tankers.
It was owned and ran by the Leivers family including Ian Leivers and his wife Gillian Leivers. The firm was fined £2million and is now in liquidation after being convicted of the charges on June 7 after a six-week trial at Leicestershire Crown Court.
A sentencing hearing took place at the same court on Thursday, June 16. Greenfeeds Ltd was fined a total of £2million after being found guilty of two counts of corporate manslaughter. Read the full story here
Defendant Matthew Harrison, aged 32, sexually assaulted a child as she was shopping with her father at a store in Mansfield Road in Nottingham at around 4pm on Sunday, January 16.
Harrison, of Kenrick Street, Netherfield, was jailed for three years and ordered to serve another five years on licence. He was also made the subject of an extensive sexual harm prevention order which will tightly control his behaviour when he leaves prison. Read the full story here
Violent burglar Durrell Hartley, 23, of Killisick Road, Arnold, broke into a home and dragged his victim down the stairs. The victim’s partner was also attacked during the incident which happened on the night of Friday, November 5, 2021.
Appearing at Nottingham Crown Court on Monday, June 6, Hartley was jailed for a total of eight years after pleading guilty to aggravated burglary and possession of cannabis. He also admitted breaching a suspended sentence order. Read the full story here
Cannabis grower Armando Hysaj, 25, of The Rushes, Mansfield, fled from police and was found hiding in a green wheelie bin. He pleaded guilty to production of cannabis, and was sentenced to eight months in prison.
Judge Mark Watson told him: “This was a professionally constructed cannabis grow and it was undoubtedly capable of producing significant quantities for onward sale.” Read the full story here
This week conman Dean Marriott was jailed for one year and 10 months after he stole from a vulnerable woman. He tricked his way into her home by pretending to be a council worker.
The 53-year-old, of Wilkins Gardens, Clifton, pleaded guilty to burglary. Read the full story here
And another conman went to jail in a separate case. Dean Badder, 52, of Swindale Close, Gamston, became the “puppet master” as he duped a vulnerable pensioner out of thousands of pounds – claiming he needed cash to buy cancer drugs and security payments because he was in trouble with gangs.
He was sentenced to a total of four years and nine months for two frauds and blackmail. Read the full story here
Defendant Daniel Castel-Nuovo, 48, of Harrogate Street, Netherfield, was arrested on May 17 in Southampton by specialist police officers after arranging to meet and commit sexual abuse with an 11-year-old child.
After having conversations online with an account he believed belonged to the underage girl, he had travelled from Nottingham but was instead met by officers from the South East Regional Organised Crime Unit (SEROCU). He was charged with arranging or facilitating the commission of a child sexual offence and pleaded guilty at a hearing at Southampton Crown Court. He was sentenced this month to two-and-a-half years’ imprisonment, issued with a Sexual Harm Prevention Order and ordered to sign the Sex Offenders’ Register for life. Read the full story here
Written by: thehitnetwork
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