Wales On Sunday - - NEWS - CATHY OWEN Re­porter [email protected]­line.co.uk

AMAN who mur­dered his wife and then tried to make it look like sui­cide, drug deal­ers and two broth­ers who at­tacked a neigh­bour af­ter watch­ing a Conor McGregor fight are among those who have been sent to jail this week.

There is also the “sick and dis­gust­ing” at­tack on a 94-year-old woman by rob­bers who only got away with £10 and scratch­cards. Take a look here at the crim­i­nals and their crimes... DEREK POT­TER He mur­dered his wife and then tried to make it look like a sui­cide, but his crime was un­cov­ered when he con­fessed to a woman he had been work­ing with. Now, he is set to spend a min­i­mum of 17 years in jail. COREY MCDON­ALD The thug took off his top to mop up the blood af­ter he “smashed his girl­friend’s face in”. The 23-year-old un­leashed a vi­cious at­tack on his for­mer part­ner near his home in Pon­typridd. IAN JONATHAN THOMAS AND KATIE MARIE ADAMS De­scribed as “an­i­mals” in court, the two drug ad­dicts mugged a de­fence­less 94-yearold woman in the street. They knocked her to the ground and stole her hand­bag, con­tain­ing just £10 and a cou­ple of scratch­cards Jean Hughes had just bought, in what was called a “sick and dis­gust­ing” at­tack. CHRISTO­PHER AND JAMES O’DRISCOLL The broth­ers had been drink­ing through the night while watch­ing a Conor McGregor fight and at­tacked a man in the street when he told them to keep quiet. They be­came vi­o­lent and ag­gres­sive to­wards their neigh- bour An­drew Jones, who ap­proached them about the noise they were mak­ing. BEN AL­LEY AND AHMED HAS­SAN Po­lice swooped on the drug deal­ers as they stopped their car to sup­ply users who were wait­ing for a de­liv­ery. Teenager Has­san had come from Lon­don to deal heroin and crack co­caine, and the other was Swansea man Al­ley, who knew the area. DANIEL ASH Jailed for four months af­ter he was caught plea­sur­ing him­self as he fol­lowed an el­derly lady down the street. The court heard he has “around 20 urges a day” and usu­ally sat­is­fies those in­doors – but on oc­ca­sions does so when out and about. THOMAS JENK­INS A re­spected Je­ho­vah’s Wit­ness, he has been jailed for sub­ject­ing a girl to years of sex­ual abuse. The 74-year-old de­nied re­peat­edly in­de­cently as­sault­ing the girl in the 1970s, but was found guilty by a jury at Merthyr Tyd­fil Crown Court af­ter an hour’s de­lib­er­a­tion. KRISTIAN THOMAS The 22-year-old smashed a me­tal pole into the face of a pub­goer in what was de­scribed in court as a ran­dom and mo­tive­less at­tack. The vic­tim suf­fered a frac­tured eye socket and cheek bones in the as­sault and is await­ing tests to see if his eye­sight has been per­ma­nently af­fected. NI­CHOLAS BAYNHAM The court heard he had turned to deal­ing heroin and crack co­caine so he could fund a le­gal fight. When po­lice searched the 30-year-old’s car­a­van they found thou­sands of pounds’ worth of Class A drugs along with mo­bile phones con­tain­ing mes­sages about deal­ing. GULLED ALIN The Swansea Univer­sity stu­dent was sen­tenced to 12 months in prison for wit­ness in­tim­i­da­tion. He tried to in­tim­i­date his part­ner into drop­ping an as­sault charge. ALEX PHIPPS Jailed for smash­ing a woman’s head on a take­away counter and throw­ing a bot­tle of wine at the owner af­ter com­plaints were made about his part­ner jump­ing the queue. The 36-year-old was out drink­ing with his part­ner So­raya Maxey at the Claude pub in Cardiff while see­ing in the New Year. On the way home, they popped into Chick­oland in Al­bany Road just af­ter 1am when the at­tack hap­pened. ADAM CLARKE The drunken thug who head­but­ted a po­lice sergeant has been jailed for 34 weeks. Sgt Ar­wyn Jones was con­cussed, his glasses bro­ken, had a split lip and needed den­tal treat­ment af­ter the at­tack on Ban­gor High Street, Caernar­fon crown court heard. GERAINT KRISTOPHER JONSON The un­re­pen­tant pae­dophile was given a 10-year ex­tended sen­tence af­ter be­ing caught en­gag­ing in sick­en­ing sex­ual con­ver­sa­tions with young girls on­line. Jonson also had scores of in­de­cent im­ages and videos on his com­put­ers and mo­bile phone.

Thomas Jenk­ins

Katie Adams

Ian Thomas

Ni­cholas Baynham

Kristian Thomas

Alex Phipps

Derek Pot­ter

Adam Clarke

Ben Al­ley

Daniel Ash

Gulled Alin

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