These are the faces of some of the criminals who have been locked up in Wales during August
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.
ALBERT JOHN VAUGHAN WILLIAMS
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.