CRIMINALS jailed in April include burglars, controlling boyfriends and 'dangerous' robbers. 

The list below includes some of the offenders that were put behind bars by judges during April.

The offenders' names and a summary of what led to them appearing in the dock are as follows:

‘Dangerous’ robber headbutted man and stormed flat

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Christopher David Davies headbutted a man outside a flat in Lennox Street on January 14 before entering the property, stabbing a sofa and taking around £400 from the victim, Bournemouth Crown Court heard.

Davies pleaded guilty to assault, robbery and criminal damage.

The court heard 35-year-old Davies headbutted a man before entering the flat with two other men.

Prosecutor Charlene Sumnall said: "He headbutted the victim at the front door of the flat. Once inside he said, 'give us the drugs and money' and 'if you don't give us what we want we will stab you'.

"Davies then stabbed a sofa with a screwdriver. The victim's girlfriend was told to lie on the floor and an aerosol can was held in her face.

"She escaped from the men and locked herself in the bathroom and rang the police.

"The victim handed Davies £400 before the men left the property.

"The assault has left the victim with anxiety.

"When arrested Davies had scrunched up bank notes in his pocket and cannabis. When interviewed on January 15 Davies was seen headbutting walls at the police station.

"He played the leading role in the group activity and caused physical and psychological damage to the victim."

Since the assault, Davies has been remanded into custody at HMP Winchester.

Davies was sentenced to six years and eight months in prison at Bournemouth Crown Court. He was also ordered to pay a victim surcharge of £190.

Thug spat at police officer who later tested positive for coronavirus

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A MAN was jailed for 10 weeks after spitting at a Dorset Police officer who went on to test positive for Covid a few days later.

Steven Licorish's  actions were “considered and deliberate” in relation to the assault on PC Joe Terry in Bournemouth in January during lockdown, according to a judge.

Judge Jonathan Fuller QC told Licorish, 41 and of Bath Road, Bournemouth, that he could not suspend the prison sentence as this “would not mark the seriousness of the offence”.

The judge said while it was accepted that it could not be proved the defendant’s spitting caused PC Terry’s Covid infection, it highlighted the dangers those on the frontline face on a daily basis.

Prosecuting, Richard Elliott said PC Terry and a colleague attended Charminster Road shortly before 7.30am on January 6 to reports of an intoxicated male who was in the road and blocking traffic.

The court heard Licorish, who was homeless at the time, had been drinking all night and was “incapacitated”.

Once officers had identified the defendant, he was arrested in relation to separate matters, which have not been pursued.

Licorish started to make loud abusive and demeaning comments about himself and was repeatedly told to stop and calm down.

While officers were waiting for a police van to arrive, Licorish turned his head and spat at PC Terry, with the spittle landing on his stab vest.

A victim impact statement from PC Terry said he developed Covid symptoms days after the incident and tested positive.

He suffered severely from the disease for around two weeks and subsequently struggled due to damage caused to his lungs - able to run for just three minutes on a treadmill before coughing severely.

Gang raided family home and violently attacked dad in front of his family

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A scared child saw his father get violently attacked and left unconscious in a horrifying home raid.

Three young thugs, who were aged just 15, 17 and 20 at the time, stormed into the property at night after threatening a mother at knife point.

The burglars attacked the couple with "gratuitous violence", which was witnessed by their six-year-old son, and stole £1,600 which had been saved for a honeymoon.

They then made off from the Ferndown home in a BMW, sparking a major police pursuit which ended in them being detained on the A31.

Jack Dodds, now 21, Joshua Jackson, now 18, and a 16-year-old Bournemouth boy, who cannot be named for legal reasons, were jailed for a total of 25 years at Bournemouth Crown Court on April 13.

Judge Stephen Climie, who concluded all three defendants were "dangerous offenders", said: "There must be a substantial sentence of imprisonment in this case, not only to mark the gravity of what took place but also to reflect the impact on the family."

Prosecuting, Richard Onslow that shortly before 10pm on May 28, 2020, the door bell of the address in Ford Lane rang and a woman who lived there answered.

"She opened the door and the first thing she saw was a large knife and three men wearing scarves, masks and gloves," said Mr Onslow.

An effort to close the door failed and the three defendants forced their way into the flat as she shouted for help.

Jackson and the boy went up the stairs and into the home, while Dodds restrained the woman by putting his weight on her at the bottom of the stairs and telling her to "shut the **** up".

As Dodds went to close the front door she managed to move away before he pushed her against a wall.

The other two defendants demanded money from her husband, who at first said he did not have any money before stating there was money in the kitchen.

After handing over the cash, the victim was assaulted with "many punches to the face" before they left the property.

Mr Onslow said the husband tried to protect himself and the next thing he remembered was "being on the kitchen floor with blood on his face".

His partner found him unconscious on the floor and she called 999. He was taken to hospital and required stitches for a facial wound.

The court heard the noise caused during the burglary did not go unnoticed by neighbours, with a woman saying she saw two men leaving the property and one of them said "I could have ******* killed him".

Police responded to the 999 call and tracked a white BMW to a car park in Blandford Forum.

The vehicle had its engine running and when approached by officers and asked to turn the engine off, it reversed before driving forward at speed and hitting the door of the police car.

At this point, the police helicopter had been alerted and located the BMW.

A pursuit followed with more and more police cars involved before they defendants were eventually brought to a stop on the eastbound A31 and arrested.

Dorset woman sexually abused three girls

Two people, one a woman from Dorset, have been jailed for a catalogue of sexual offences committed against three girls over a 12-year period.

Two of the victims were sitting in court as Kim Raquet and Tina Haynes were locked up for 12 years and three years respectively.

The offences were committed between 1981 and 1993, when the girls were aged nine-15.

Following a trial at Southampton Crown Court Raquet, 61, of Goodlands Cale, Hedge End, was convicted of six offences of indecent assault and one of indecency with a child.

Haynes, 57, of Hunts Mead, Sherborne, Dorset, was convicted of three counts of child cruelty and one of indecency with a child.

The crimes came to light after police were finally alerted in 2017, the court heard.

In a personal impact statement read to the court one of the victims said: "One of the hardest things I had to do was tell my husband and children what happened to me and ask for their support.

"Having to tell my parents was so difficult. To see them visibly upset made me so angry."

Referring to the ordeal of giving evidence at the trial she added: "I have never been so scared, nervous and humiliated in my life."

Richard Tutt, representing Haynes, said: "She has asked me to make an apology in open court to the two victims of her offending. She is extremely sorry for what they went through."

Burglar threatened staff members with ‘dirty syringe’ and stole from three shops

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Darren Philip Ginbey, also known as Darren Brooks, aged 51 and of West Overcliff Drive, Bournemouth, appeared at Bournemouth Crown Court was jailed for 10 years for the robbery of three shops.

At around 4.05pm on Tuesday, December 15, 2020, Ginbey entered McColls in Commercial Road and ordered the lone member of staff working at the till to give him money.

Ginbey threatened the victim with a syringe needle and they gave him a handful of bank notes from the till. He left the store and the victim alerted her manager, as well as the police.

At around 3.15pm on Friday, December 18, 2020 Ginbey went into Smiggle in Old Christchurch Road and approached two members of staff working at the till.

He told them to hand over money or he would stab them with a ‘dirty syringe’. The victims saw that he was holding a needle by his side.

Ginbey stole around £80 and was seen riding off on a bicycle toward Bournemouth Gardens.

The third robbery occurred at around 5.15pm on Monday 21 December 2020 at Central Convenience Store in Westbourne.

Ginbey approached the till and told the member of staff to open it and give him the money.

They refused and called out for a colleague. As they came over the defendant pulled out a screwdriver and attempted to force open the till. He was unsuccessful so removed the whole till from the unit and left the store with it.

A member of staff followed him and attempted to grab the back of his jacket as he got onto a bicycle to ride off. As a result, Ginbey dropped the till and the bike and ran off.

Following enquiries, officers attended the defendant’s address on Tuesday 22 December 2020 and he was arrested.

At the property police located items of clothing matching those worn by Ginbey during the robberies.

Ginbey was also sentenced in relation to possession of a knife in Christchurch Road on Tuesday 11 August 2020 and three counts of possession of a controlled drug of class A following incidents in Bournemouth in July 2020.

He was sentenced to ten years in prison and was also made the subject of an extended licence period of a further four years.

Man threatened officers with a knife after he stole money from a taxi driver

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At around 7.30pm on Tuesday, October 27, 2020 Dorset Police was called to a report of a taxi alarm activation at the junction of Pembroke Road and Alumhurst Road.

Officers attended and spoke to the taxi driver – a man aged in his 50s from Poole – who said that he had been assaulted by a customer he had picked up.

James Anthony Taylor, 36, had grabbed the victim’s phone and shouted racially aggravated abuse at him, before making threats to assault him.

The journey ended at Pembroke Road where Taylor got out of the car and took the mobile phone with him.

The victim got out and asked for his phone back, but was told by Taylor to give him £40 in exchange, which he did. Taylor took the money and continued to walk away with the phone. The victim managed to take the phone from Taylor, but he never reclaimed the money. During the incident, Taylor pushed the victim causing him to fall to the floor.

Officers approached the address that Taylor entered shortly after the incident and attempted to detain him. The defendant stated that he was going to stab the officers and was holding a knife. Also, damage was caused to the property by Taylor.

Armed response officers subsequently attended the address and Taylor was arrested in connection with the incident.

At the hearing, Taylor was also sentenced in relation to other incidents after admitting assault by beating, making off without making payment, breach of conditional discharge, failing to surrender, three counts of criminal damage and two counts of theft.

Taylor was jailed for a total of two years and ten months at Bournemouth Crown Court on Wednesday, April 7 after previously admitting affray, theft, causing racially or religiously aggravated fear or provocation of violence by words or writing and criminal damage.

Offender breached restraining order

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Parvez Latif, aged 47 and of Ensbury Park Road, Bournemouth, was sentenced at Poole Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday, March 23 after admitting theft and using threatening, abusive or insulting words or behaviour with intent to cause fear of or provoke unlawful violence.

He also admitted an offence of being drunk and disorderly in a public place and failing to comply with a section 35 exclusion order.

Latif was sentenced to a total of eight weeks in prison on that occasion, suspended for 12 months, and was made the subject of a restraining order prohibiting him from going to Columbia Road for a year

The offences occurred between Tuesday, February 23 and Sunday, February 28 and mainly occurred in the area of the Co-op store in Columbia Road. They related to reports of anti-social behaviour, including begging in the street, hassling people going into the store and making threats to a woman as well as stealing chocolate bars from the shop.

Following the imposition of the restraining order, officers were called at around 3.15pm on Friday, April 2 to reports of an intoxicated man causing a nuisance to members of the public in Columbia Road. Latif was located and arrested for breaching the restraining order.

He was subsequently charged and appeared at Poole Magistrates’ Court and was sentenced to a total of eight weeks in prison.

Latif had also been made the subject of an anti-social behaviour injunction on Wednesday, March 31 aimed at further preventing him from acting in an anti-social manner.

Controlling boyfriend made partner feel ‘trapped’ and ‘completely isolated’

Dorset Echo: Terry O’Shaughnassy, 33 and of Corbin Avenue, Ferndown

Terry O’Shaughnassy was jailed afte he made his partner feel “trapped”, "lost" and “completely isolated” due to his coercive and controlling behaviour.

He also assaulted his victim, forced her to lie to medical staff about her injuries, monitored her social media use and subjected her to vile verbal abuse.

Bournemouth Crown Court heard O’Shaughnassy would take the woman’s car so she could not go out from her home other than walking distance

The 34-year-old tormented the woman for months before she ended the relationship, at which point he tried “emotional blackmail” to get her back.

During the relationship he told her “you will obey me because you are my ****”.

Judge Robert Pawson said such actions were “misogynistic”.

The woman attended the court hearing by video link and in her victim impact statement she said she hopes no other woman has to suffer what she went through at the hands of the defendant.

David Jenkins, prosecuting, detailed the physical and verbal abuse the defendant inflicted on the woman over many months of 2020 after he moved in with her in Manchester.

This included him punching her in the face while holding his phone in his hand, pushing her and causing her to fall and hit her head on a radiator, and bending her fingers which led to them swelling and bruising.

On more than one occasion she required hospital treatment, but the defendant would not let her go alone and forced her to lie to staff about how she got the injuries.

He would regularly check her phone, take control of her car and when she did go out walking he would call her and make derogatory comments.

The court heard that during the relationship last year she was driving on the motorway at 70mph with the defendant in the passenger seat when he applied the handbrake causing the car to swerve. He then assaulted her.

The victim took the decision to end the relationship in autumn 2020 after the defendant "pushed her over the edge" when he eavesdropped on a conversation she had with her mother.

The victim told O’Shaughnassy to leave her home and bought him a train ticket to Bournemouth - where he lived before moving in.

O’Shaughnassy left at the start of October and apologised for everything he had done, however, the defendant soon began sending abusive messages.

O’Shaughnassy, of Corbin Avenue, Ferndown, was jailed for two years and eight months.

The judge said: ”The only suitable punishment in a case of this severity is one of immediate custody.”