Former police officer jailed for his third armed robbery

Former police officer jailed for his third armed robbery

December 21, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

A disgraced former police officer who was jailed a decade ago for robbing a post office was today sentenced to 13 years for his third armed raid. Laurence Shaw, 59, once worked for one of Britain’s most elite police units tracking down and jailing armed robbers. But his life spiralled into gangland crime after West…

You ars: Bungling fire bomber who made non-flammable Molotov cocktails jailed

You ars: Bungling fire bomber who made non-flammable Molotov cocktails jailed

December 15, 2010 | by | 1 Comment

A bungling arsonist was jailed for two years following a failed fire bomb attack on a public house after he used non-flammable diesel in two Molotov cocktails — instead of petrol. HALL OF SHAME: WEIRD CRIME GALLERY Stupid Andrew Price, 53, blew a fuse after he was kicked out of his local pub for allegedly…

£1 million fraud gang cheated 83-year-old war veteran

October 11, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

A member of a £1 million fraud gang which stole a frail widow’s life savings has squandered the lot – and has just £4.34p left, a court heard. Former World War II RAF Wren Catherine Devas, 83, was cheated by ”vicious” con artists who posed as her carers for three years. The gang – described…

Man jailed for stabbing dog to death after domestic row

October 8, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

A husband was jailed today for stabbing his dog to death after it bit him on the bottom as he argued with his wife, a court heard. Angry Anthony Cockrell, 51, was rowing with wife Jacqueline, 46, when he became aggressive and threatened her with violence. Their pet dog springer spaniel Ozzy then tried to…

Restaurateur jailed for filming naked teenage girls

October 4, 2010 | by | 4 Comments

A pervy businessman who filmed four teenage girls strip naked in his posh restaurant has been jailed for 12 months. James Diamond, 63, plied his victims – one of whom was just 13 – with booze before persuading them to perform strip teases. He also promised the girls he could get them a modelling contract…

Pervert Ford boss jailed for molesting female staff

October 4, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

A Ford car boss branded a ”serial groper” by a judge after he molested four female workers has been jailed for two years. Slimey Charles Archer, 48, even posed for a Christmas party photograph with one arm around his wife and the other hand on a young trainee’s BOOB. Female workers at his Ford dealership,…

Jailed cop investigated in the past for using excessive force

September 10, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

A police sergeant jailed for hurling a woman headfirst into a cell leaving her in a pool of blood was previously investigated for using excessive force during an arrest, it emerged today. Callous Mark Andrews, 37, was caught on CCTV dragging petit Pamela Somerville into a custody cell before roughly throwing her to the floor…

Police sergeant who hurled woman into concrete floor jailed

September 7, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

A police sergeant who hurled a woman headfirst into a concrete floor leaving her with blood pouring from a wound above her eye was today jailed for six months. Callous Mark Andrews, 37, was caught on CCTV dragging petit Pamela Somerville into a custody cell before roughly throwing her to the floor. The footage shows…

Bigamist conman jailed for 15 months

September 6, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

A bigamist who wooed his fifth wife by claiming to be a decorated Falklands hero and then fleeced her for more than £50,000 has been jailed for 15 months. Lying John Lewis, 48, married Maureen Walder in a lavish Sri Lankan ceremony just months after meeting her in 2006. He told her he had been…

Man caught smuggling Peregrine Falcon eggs jailed

August 19, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

A man caught smuggling 14 un-hatched Peregrine Falcon eggs worth £70,000 in a belt made out of SOCKS was jailed for 30 months today. Jeffrey Lendrum, 48, strapped the belt – which was tied together with string – to his stomach in order to incubate them before boarding a flight to the Middle East. He…

“Evil” paedophile jailed for 18 years

August 10, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

A predatory paedophile who spent 40 years raping and sexually molesting girls as young as five across Britain has been jailed for 18 years. Geoffrey Tift was described as ”nothing short of evil” by the judge who sentenced him for carrying out the vile crimes. Tift, now 62, subjected his four victims, aged between five…

Conman art dealer jailed for swindling £1 million

Conman art dealer jailed for swindling £1 million

July 22, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

A conman art dealer who swindled £1million out of wealthy clients by selling them famous paintings he didn’t own has been jailed for two and a half years. Andrew Parkinson, 49, used his respected gallery in Street, Somerset, to broker sales of original works by leading artists including Damien Hirst, Rolf Harris and Jack Vettriano….

Burglars busted after police followed bike tracks left in frost

July 19, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

Two burglars have been jailed after police were led from a crime scene to their front door in under an hour – by following bicycle tracks in the frost. Christian Smyth, 19, and Philip Davies, 21, smashed a window before stealing jewellery, a watch and a camera worth hundreds of pounds from a bungalow in…

Drug lords jailed for total of 20 years

Drug lords jailed for total of 20 years

July 14, 2010 | by | 7 Comments

Two drug lord brothers who lived a lavish lifestyle of strippers, fast cars and luxury holidays ended up penniless after police ruined their reputations in the criminal underworld. Tariq and Mazar Dad went from riches to rags after detectives used the unusual tactic of dismantling their multi-million pound heroin operation by undermining their respectability. Instead…

Two Panorama yobs jailed for vile racist ‘Paki’ taunts

June 22, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

Two ‘cowardly’ yobs who hurled a string of racist abuse at undercover reporters during a BBC documentary have been locked up for a total of nearly four years. Sean Ganderton and Martin Durnell systematically ”bullied and threatened” Asian journalists Amil Khan and Tamanna Rahman whilst being secretly filmed on Panorama. Ganderton was caught telling Mr…