These are the faces of some of the crim­i­nals who have been locked up in Wales dur­ing Au­gust

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KIERAN DAVIES The 28-year-old, from Barry, was sen­tenced to life im­pris­on­ment with a min­i­mum of 19 years in jail af­ter be­ing con­victed of mur­der­ing his best friend. EMILY THOM­SON, MATTHEW THATCHER AND MANDY WRIGHT The trio of abusers were jailed for a to­tal of 45 years for a hor­rific cam­paign of sex­ual abuse against chil­dren. Thatcher, 26, and his half-sis­ter Thom­son, 18, tar­geted three chil­dren in their sus­tained cat­a­logue of abuse.

The three de­fen­dants ad­mit­ted to 36 counts re­lat­ing to the sex­ual abuse of the three chil­dren aged un­der 16. MO­HAM­MAD ARSHAD Arshad, 23, had al­ready been dis­qual­i­fied from driv­ing when he ran over pedes­trian John Dare in Cardiff city cen­tre and left him for dead by driv­ing off.

Arshad, of Cathays Ter­race in Cardiff, was jailed for three years and banned from driv­ing for six and a half years. KYLE ENOS The drug dealer who sold a chem­i­cal 50 times stronger than heroin was ac­cused of play­ing “Rus­sian roulette” with peo­ple’s lives.

The 25-year-old, from New­port, im­ported a highly toxic syn­thetic opi­oid called Fen­tanyl from China. SHAUN MUR­RAY Mur­ray, 27, threat­ened a taxi driver with a ma­chete af­ter an ar­gu­ment about park­ing on the day Justin Bieber played in Cardiff.

Mur­ray, who trav­elled from New- cas­tle upon Tyne with his brother for the con­cert at the Prin­ci­pal­ity Sta­dium, also ad­mit­ted di­rect­ing racist lan­guage to­wards the vic­tim.

He was jailed for 10 months. MARK LLOYD The for­mer soldier who climbed Mount Kil­i­man­jaro and won a triathlon while fraud­u­lently claim­ing thou­sands of pounds in dis­abil­ity ben­e­fits was jailed.

Lloyd also com­peted in the Phoenix Win­ter Games and the World Power­boat Cham­pi­onships in Malta while re­ceiv­ing Per­sonal In­de­pen­dence Pay­ments from Oc­to­ber 2014 to Fe­bru­ary 2016. ASH­LEY BOWDITCH The armed rob­ber who threat­ened shop staff with a ma­chete was caught af­ter he tried to hide the weapon in a nearby river.

Ash­ley Bowditch was jailed for three years af­ter his at­tempted rob­bery at the Spar store in Tonyre­fail, Rhondda Cynon Taf, on March 10. JAKE LLOYD AND ASH­LEY HAR­RIS The pair were jailed for a “cow­ardly” at­tack in which they burst into a cou­ple’s home be­fore smash­ing a stone or­na­ment over a man’s head and hit­ting his girl­friend.

They ad­mit­ted at­tack­ing the cou­ple in their own home in Bridgend dur­ing the al­co­hol-fu­elled in­ci­dent. SA­MAN­THA LEWIS The 28-year-old was jailed for scar- ring a woman for life af­ter stab­bing her in the face with a kitchen knife at a party.

Swansea Crown Court heard there was a “his­tory” be­tween Sa­man­tha Lewis and the woman she at­tacked – and when their paths crossed in a flat in the Afan Val­ley vi­o­lence erupted. CHRISTO­PHER SCURRY The home­less thug left a busker with a bro­ken nose af­ter punch­ing him in the face in an “un­pro­voked” at­tack in Cardiff city cen­tre.

The 25-year-old ad­mit­ted as­sault­ing Fer­nando Cos­sio, who also suf­fered a split lip that re­quired seven stitches, as well as dam­age to his teeth. RICAFORT GAMBOA The speed­ing driver tried to reach 100mph so his friends could post a clip on Snapchat but lost con­trol of his car which then smashed into a wall, killing a teenage pas­sen­ger.

The Domino’s pizza worker raced along coun­try roads, tak­ing cor­ners on the wrong side of the car­riage­way near Aberys­t­wyth while friends in­side his car filmed him. JULIE LLEWELLYN The hos­pi­tal worker was jailed for steal­ing more than £1,000 from a vul­ner­a­ble pa­tient in a “gross breach of trust”.

Llewellyn stole £1,430 from her vic­tim in seven days while work­ing on a men­tal health ward at the Royal Glam­or­gan Hos­pi­tal in Llantrisant. JAMIE COLES The drug dealer has been jailed af­ter a po­lice snif­fer dog found cannabis he was hid­ing in a toy egg buried in the gar­den.

Of­fi­cers re­cov­ered more than £2,000 worth of cannabis and £500 of co­caine from 23-year-old Coles’ home, along with £2,000 in cash he had stashed in a box of sweets. MARK NICHOLLS The “con­trol­ling bully” who kicked his wife in the stom­ach be­fore hit­ting her across the face with a metal walk­ing stick was jailed for 21 months at Mold Crown Court.

Judge Ni­co­las Parry also gave him a five-year re­strain­ing or­der to stay away from his vic­tim. MICHAEL STAN­LEY, BEN­JAMIN IN­GRAM , NATHAN PORTER AND KENNY BLAKE Three drug deal­ers who ped­dled co­caine in the Gwynedd area have each been jailed for two years.

Michael Stan­ley, 28, Ben­jamin In­gram, 22, and Nathan Porter, 24, ap­peared at Mold Crown Court where they were sen­tenced.

Kenny Blake, 20, who was al­ready serv­ing a three-year youth cus­tody sen­tence im­posed last year for sim­i­lar of­fences, was given four months to serve con­sec­u­tively. AN­DREW DUN­CAN The 50-year-old was jailed for four years for rob­bing a newsagents in Llan­dudno. The shop­keeper had only just re­turned from ma­ter­nity leave when Dun­can threat­ened her with what she be­lieved to be a knife. DAVID FLAVELL Flavell, who was said to have a fetish for girls in school uni­form, was jailed for seven years af­ter a court heard he in­de­cently as­saulted two chil­dren.

Mold Crown Court heard Flavell, who had been liv­ing in Llan­dudno but who comes from St Austell in Corn­wall, took in­de­cent pho­to­graphs of the two girls and dis­trib­uted them on the in­ter­net. ADRIAN SIMUT The pae­dophile trav­elled to New­port from Lon­don with con­doms, lu­bri­cant and bot­tles of al­copops in­tend­ing to meet a girl he be­lieved was 14.

Adrian Simut, 35, who was also car­ry­ing tablets for erec­tile dys­func­tion, was in­stead met by mem­bers of a vol­un­teer group called Petronus that aims to trap pae­dophiles and he was ar­rested.

He was jailed for three years and the judge made an in­def­i­nite Sex­ual Harm Preven­tion Or­der. PAUL ROBERTS A court heard how the 26-year-old “al­most bled his mother dry” af­ter mak­ing de­mands for money and told her she would have drug deal­ers “kick­ing her doors in” if she didn’t hand cash over.

He also made threats against his brother and step-fa­ther to scare his mum into giv­ing him money, Cardiff Crown Court heard. AN­THONY JOSEPH JONES AND DAVID HUGHES The pair were locked up for 22 weeks af­ter they ad­mit­ted at­tack­ing a woman in Holy­well. JA­SON SCOTT ROBERTS The 38-year-old, from Bryn Offa,

Wrexham, was jailed for 10 years af­ter ad­mit­ting ag­gra­vated bur­glary and rob­bery of two pen­sion­ers.


Large, 34, was jailed for three years af­ter plead­ing guilty to two counts of bur­glary and one count of at­tempted bur­glary.

He was caught af­ter break­ing into the house of pro­fes­sional boxer Craig Kennedy. Mr Kennedy chased Large through net­tles and bushes wear­ing only his boxer shorts.

Large had been be­fore the courts for 84 pre­vi­ous of­fences, including 27 for theft and 10 bur­glar­ies.


Drink-driver Mor­gan led two po­lice cars on a chase through nar­row res­i­den­tial streets in Cardiff while he was at twice the le­gal al­co­hol limit.

He sped away from of­fi­cers, ig­nored a junc­tion and drove the wrong way around a round­about in a lux­ury car stolen by oth­ers in a bur­glary.

Judge Jeremy Jenk­ins told Mor­gan: “You should not have been be­hind the wheel of a car and it is more by luck than judge­ment that no one was in­jured or even killed.”

Mor­gan was jailed for eight months and dis­qual­i­fied from driv­ing for two years.


Boers was sen­tenced to eight months in a young of­fend­ers in­sti­tu­tion for bur­glary, half of which he will serve in cus­tody mi­nus the time he has al­ready spent on re­mand since his ar­rest on May 22.

Boers, of Arthur Street, Port Tal­bot, told po­lice he had taken 30 MSJ tablets – a street term for di­azepam or val­ium – on the night of the bur­glary.

He was caught af­ter he was fol­lowed by one of his vic­tims.


Ake was given an ex­tended sen­tence of 15 years af­ter launch­ing a “fren­zied” knife at­tack on three friends drink­ing out­side a Cardiff pub.

The judge con­cluded that the 18-year-old posed a sig­nif­i­cant risk to mem­bers of the pub­lic and de­scribed the case as “se­ri­ous” and “wor­ry­ing.”


Os­man was sen­tenced for 12 years in Swansea Crown Court for an un­pro­voked knife at­tack on a fel­low mem­ber of his football team and church.

The 24-year-old stabbed his vic­tim in the fore­head, cheek, shoul­der and but­tocks with a kitchen knife on Wind Street.

He has pre­vi­ously been found guilty of in­flict­ing griev­ous bodily harm with in­tent and of pos­sess­ing an of­fen­sive weapon fol­low­ing a trial.


The wed­ding crasher frac­tured an in­vited guest’s skull at the re­cep­tion af­ter pes­ter­ing a string of mar­ried women for a dance.

Lough­lin, 49, was jailed for 16 months af­ter ad­mit­ting griev­ous bodily harm.


The pro­fes­sional masseur was jailed for a year af­ter be­ing found guilty of sex­u­ally as­sault­ing women as he mas­saged them.

The 32-year-old de­nied two counts of sex­ual as­sault, but was con­victed by a jury fol­low­ing a trial at Cardiff Crown Court.


The 52-year-old was jailed for six years for his­toric sex of­fences against teenage boys.

Wil­liams, from Llan­deilo, was con­victed of mul­ti­ple non-re­cent sex­ual of­fences and one count of wit­ness in­tim­i­da­tion af­ter a four­day trial.


A court heard the drug dealer who sold high-pu­rity co­caine in Cardiff spent his prof­its on ex­pen­sive hol­i­days and drink­ing cham­pagne in the gar­den.

O’Dare, from Michael­ston Road, ad­mit­ted pos­sess­ing co­caine with in­tent to sup­ply and be­ing con­cerned in mak­ing an of­fer to sup­ply the drug.

He was jailed for two and a half years.


The Ceredigion teacher was jailed for send­ing a nude phone of him­self with only a smi­ley face emoji cov­er­ing his gen­i­tals to a pupil.

The 33-year-old was sen­tenced to 15 months be­hind bars af­ter be­ing con­victed of in­cit­ing a child to en­gage in sex­ual ac­tiv­ity whilst in a po­si­tion of trust and caus­ing a child to watch a sex­ual ac­tiv­ity by a per­son in a po­si­tion of trust.

Matthew Thatcher

Mandy Wright

Emily Thom­son

Paul Roberts

Shaun Mur­ray

Christo­pher Scurry

Kyle Enos

Kieran Davies

Mo­ham­mad Arshad

An­drew Dun­can

Sa­man­tha Lewis

Adrian Simut

Ricafort Gamboa

Jamie Coles

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