Burglar jailed after leaving blood at scene
A burglar who left his blood at a crime scene after stealing a car has been jailed. John Wilson, aged 39, broke into a home in Sandfield Road, Arnold, on 11 April 2023 and carried out an untidy search of the property. He stole a jewellery box, purse, two sets of car keys and the car which was parked on the driveway.
Prolific Nottingham shoplifters given jail sentences
Two brazen shoplifters who carried out numerous raids on Nottingham stores have been handed prison sentences. Rebecca Williams stole items from Co-op stores in Sherwood and Carrington on multiple occasions from 22 April until 25 May this year – including meat, cheese, chocolate and laundry products.
Shoplifter jailed and banned from stores after stealing spree
A prolific shoplifter has been jailed and banned from a number of shops. Laura Dyer stole over £400 worth of meat and laundry items across six thefts between 2 March and 7 May 2023.
Thug jailed following robbery rampage
A violent thug who went on a rampage and robbed two people in the street has been jailed. John Shooter left a trail of destruction in his wake after attacking several people within the space of a few hours. One of his victims needed surgery to save his eyesight after he was assaulted by Shooter in Mansfield town centre.
Run-away driver jailed after crashing car
A dangerous driver who crashed a stolen car during a police pursuit has been jailed. Louis Denham, aged 26, led police on a lengthy pursuit after stealing the car from Radcliffe-on-Trent in the early hours of 10 April this year.
Knife-carrier locked up following street stop
A knife-carrier has been locked up after being spotted and detained by the county knife crime team. The specialist team of officers were out on patrol in the Mansfield area when they spotted Maleek Lindsay acting suspiciously. After realising police were closing in on him, Lindsay tried to dart away from officers, but the foot pursuit didn’t last long before they caught up with him.
Violent bully who strangled woman jailed
A violent bully who beat and strangled his former partner has been jailed. Wesley Cain, aged 33, also threatened to kill the woman during a six-month campaign of intimidation. Cain, who also goes by the name of Wesley Blade, launched an attack on the victim on 25 May 2022 when he punched her to the head on multiple occasions before strangling her until she was unconscious.
Hotel sex attacker jailed
A sex attacker who was caught on CCTV assaulting a woman in a hotel corridor has been jailed. Stefanita Mosescu, aged 42, had been on a night out in Nottingham city centre before following the victim back to a hotel in Fletcher Gate in the early hours of 3 November last year.
Burglar jailed after being caught on camera and leaving fingerprints at scene
A smash-and-grab burglar who broke into a restaurant and stole cash and alcohol has been jailed after police pinned him to the crime from fingerprints left at the scene and from CCTV footage. Jonathan Blundell smashed a window to gain entry to Bella Vita, in Main Street, Ollerton. Cash was taken from a till and tips jar and bottles of spirits were also taken.
Twitter user jailed for inciting terrorism
A Twitter user who encouraged others to commit terrorism has been locked up. Ajmal Shahpal published tweets on 26 September 2020 showing support for a terrorist who attacked members of the public close to Charlie Hebdo's former offices in Paris a day earlier.
Persistent shoplifter handed strict banning order
A prolific shoplifter and aggressive beggar has been banned from entering or loitering near a number of shops and businesses in Clifton. Leigham Myers admitted 16 shop thefts and six counts of begging when he appeared at Nottingham Magistrates’ Court in January and was sentenced to 16 weeks’ jail suspended for 12 months.
Prolific thief put behind bars
A persistent thief who targeted shops and parked vehicles during a six-week crime spree has been jailed. Stuart Askey, aged 39, walked into supermarkets and other stores in Clifton and The Meadows to swipe items from the shelves. Ring doorbell footage also captured him opening the door of a van parked outside a home in Hockerwood, Clifton, on 9 April.
Drug dealers jailed after encrypted messages read by police
Three drug dealers have been jailed after police read dozens of encrypted messages between them and their suppliers. Jerome O’Connor, Jahvan Morris and Abdul Aziz conspired to bring tens-of-thousands-of-pounds-worth of cocaine onto the streets of Nottinghamshire.
Trio jailed after falsely imprisoning man over debt
Three violent offenders who beat a man with a plank of wood while falsely imprisoning him have been jailed. The victim was lured from his home in Hyson Green, Nottingham, to a business premises in Alfreton Road where he was ordered to pay back a debt the trio claimed they were owed.
Burglar locked up for more than two years
A prolific burglar was caught after a stop and search uncovered car keys he’d taken during a series of burglaries. Joseph Carter broke into three houses as part of his spree – stealing cars from the driveways outside on two occasions.
Woman praised for bravery after controlling ex-partner jailed
A woman who found the courage to speak to officers about a controlling and abusive relationship has been praised after her ex-partner was put behind bars. The survivor was emotionally controlled and threatened with violence by Anthony Pendleton.
Prison absconder back behind bars after burgling student home
A criminal who absconded from an open prison was found and arrested after stealing items from students during a burglary. Alan Steel broke into a shared house in Derby Road, Lenton, on the morning of 4 June 2022. He stole electrical goods and jewellery from three bedrooms.
Organised crime group members sentenced over drug supply operation and high value vehicle thefts
Organised crime group members who ran a drug operation supplying heroin, cocaine, crack cocaine and cannabis within Nottinghamshire have been brought to justice. The criminal network was involved in the supply of controlled drugs through three distinct mobile phone lines, known as ‘drug lines’, which were used to take orders and sell drugs.
Men jailed after firearm conversion operation foiled
Organised crime group members who turned blank-firing guns into live firearms before moving the lethal weapons on have been locked up for a combined 79 years. Andrew Wheelhouse ran a workshop in a garage at his home in Mansfield Woodhouse where he converted replica pistols into viable firearms and facilitated their onward supply.