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MATTHEW SCULLY-HICKS The fa­ther was jailed for life for killing his 18-month-old adopted daugh­ter.

The 31-year-old as­saulted and abused 18-month-old Elsie over seven months be­fore he vi­o­lently shook her to death. Judge Mrs Jus­tice Ni­cola Davies sen­tenced him to life with a min­i­mum of 18 years. RIASAT KHAN The Cardiff chef was jailed for a min­i­mum of 16 years after he was found guilty of mur­der­ing a restau­rant owner in Scot­land nearly 40 years ago.

Riasat Khan, 63, stabbed Kazi Ah­mad, 41, at a flat in Aberdeen be­fore flee­ing abroad. AN­THONY BIRD He killed his part­ner and then hid her body in a chil­dren’s play house and now will spend the next 13 years in prison.

An­thony Bird killed mum-of-two Tracy Kearns in May this year. RICKY JEREMY He was jailed for 14 years for rap­ing and re­peat­edly punch­ing a woman at a bus sta­tion.

The 23-year-old tar­geted the woman at Brid­gend bus sta­tion in the early hours of Fri­day, Septem­ber 8. GUBAIR BOSHIR The teenager was jailed for more than 17 years for try­ing to mur­der a man he had met on a dat­ing website.

The restau­rant worker grabbed his vic­tim in a choke hold at a flat in Cardiff be­fore at­tack­ing him with a knife and in­flict­ing eight stab wounds that left him with scar­ring to his face and body. CRAIG WALKER The dis­qual­i­fied driver drove on the wrong side of the road to­wards on­com­ing traf­fic while be­ing chased by po­lice.

Walker, 29, was chased by of­fi­cers from South Wales Po­lice after re­ports of a theft from Key­line Drainage in Tre­for­est Es­tate on Septem­ber 21. Civils and In­dus­trial JAMIE GRAINGER The re­morse­less bur­glar who was in court for his 120th crim­i­nal of­fence was jailed for six years.

The court heard Grainger had 31 pre­vi­ous con­vic­tions for bur­gling homes and Judge Stephen Hopkins QC de­scribed his lengthy crim­i­nal record as “as­ton­ish­ing”. KAR­LOS OS­BOURNE The un­li­censed driver took a car be­long­ing to his girl­friend’s mother with­out per­mis­sion and then left a cy­clist for dead in a hit-and-run crash.

The car driven by Os­bourne, 27, sent cy­clist Mark Regan “fly­ing through the air” on a Cardiff street on Septem­ber 12 this year. DAVID JONES AND DANIEL WOODBRIDGE The two cousins were jailed after they raped and in­de­cently as­saulted two chil­dren while the de­fen­dants them­selves were un­der the age of 16.

Jones, 32, and Woodbridge, 31, were con­victed by a jury of sev­eral counts of rape and in­de­cent as­sault of two girls fol­low­ing a trial at Cardiff Crown Court. REGI­NALD MALGAS The cannabis grower cul­ti­vated thou­sands of pounds’ worth of the drug in his girl­friend’s flat but told po­lice it was all for per­sonal use.

The 28-year-old grew cannabis worth up to about £14,000 at his part­ner’s home in Brid­gend. In court he ad­mit­ted his of­fence and was sent to jail. JOHN DOBBS The pro­lific bur­glar com­mit­ted his 10th break-in just months after be­ing re­leased from prison.

Dobbs has a his­tory of bur­gling houses across Neath with an “es­tab­lished pat­tern” of creep­ing into prop­er­ties while the oc­cu­pants are at home and steal­ing cars keys and then ve­hi­cles. CUR­TIS FORD Ford smashed his ex-girl­friend’s win­dow and threat­ened to slit her fa­ther’s throat just 10 days after a re­strain­ing or­der banned him from con­tact­ing her.

He pro­duced a knife from his waist­band after caus­ing the com­mo­tion at the house in Cardiff Bay in the early hours. He also told his ex’s dad he would pay £30,000 to have him shot. ROBERT COUL­SON, MILES BISHOP, STEVEN GORRY AND GARETH EL­LIOTT The or­gan­ised crime gang broke into res­i­dents’ homes to steal their car keys be­fore tak­ing cars from their drives.

The four de­fen­dants were given jail terms for of­fences re­lat­ing to the theft of cars, cash and sen­ti­men­tal items in the Vale of Glam­or­gan and Mon­mouthshire. NATHAN LONG The thug stabbed a stu­dent and punched an­other in the face in an un­pro­voked at­tack in Porth­cawl be­fore go­ing on the run.

The 25-year-old shouted out to a group of peo­ple be­fore charg­ing at them with a knife. JOR­DAN HULL The rob­ber “ut­terly hu­mil­i­ated” three peo­ple by forc­ing them into a car at knife­point and mak­ing one of them strip naked in a hor­rific rob­bery.

The 20-year-old, who has no per­ma­nent ad­dress, ap­proached the three in Pen­twyn, Cardiff, and threat­ened them with a flick knife. CAERWYN MAUN­DERS The drug dealer was caught with co­caine and £5,000 in cash and jailed for 40 months.

Po­lice un­cov­ered a house he rented in Barry to use as a base to run his drugs op­er­a­tion after plain­clothes of­fi­cers spot­ted 26-year-old Maun­ders act­ing sus­pi­ciously. DEZIDER HRICKO The bur­glar who stole hun­dreds of pounds from an 84-year-old woman was later found hid­ing from po­lice in an air­ing cup­board.

Hricko, 24, of Broad Street, Cardiff, was found hid­ing by of­fi­cers search­ing his home after he had bur­gled two sep­a­rate prop­er­ties in the city. COLIN MCBLAIN AND DAVID WIL­LIAMS They were jailed for break­ing into a cou­ple’s home at night and steal­ing van keys and mo­bile phones.

McBlain, 30, and Wil­liams, 33, both ad­mit­ted bur­glary of the house in New­port. LIAM JAMES EN­RIGHT The drug dealer was caught after two would-be cus­tomers were tailed through the cen­tre of Cardiff by plain-clothes po­lice of­fi­cers.

When Liam James En­right was stopped, his mo­bile phone was found

An­thony Bird

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