As the weather grew colder and the days shorter in November, many Hull and East Yorkshire criminals received short shrift in court for their crimes and ended up with custodial sentences.

Sentence length naturally varied considerably dependent on the circumstances of each case.

At one end of the scale was Cole Jarvis, previously convicted of the murder of Connor Lyons, sentenced to life imprisonment with no chance of parole until early 2046.

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Hull's aspiring reality TV star Ken Doll, real name Jimmy Featherstone, had the shortest sentence, of eight weeks, after breaching two community orders.

Other notable cases covered below include the career burglar who bore a striking resemblance to Boris Johnson, and the evil couple who fleeced two councils of over £400,000 in total.

Jason Watson and Adrian Awty (10 months each)

Jason Watson had convictions for 210 previous offences, including 125 for theft
Jason Watson had convictions for 210 previous offences, including 125 for theft

A Boris Johnson lookalike and another career burglar had their day in court after targeting a Hull cafe and stealing £1,280 cash that was in a handbag.

Jason Watson, 43, and Adrian Awty, 45, both from Hull, had notched up a combined 306 previous convictions, including 210 for Watson alone.

The pair went to the House of Panini cafe, in Prospect Street, Hull, on and seemed to be looking for something behind the till.

Adrian Awty had 96 previous convictions
Adrian Awty had 96 previous convictions

Both went into a private area of the cafe before Awty ran out carrying something and Watson left with something hidden down his trousers.

A staff member later noticed her handbag was missing.

Besides the handbag which contained the cash, keys, bank cards and a pair of Vivienne Westwood earrings were also stolen, making the total value of the haul £2,280.

The men were later arrested, with Watson failing to barricade himself in his room.

Watson and Awty each admitted to burglary on September 28.

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Craig Gladwin (life, with 11 years and eight months minimum)

Craig Gladwin is facing a lengthy jail sentence
Craig Gladwin raped three women, telling his final victim 'I may as well make it a hat-trick'

A "manipulative" triple rapist laughed and callously told his third victim: "I may as well rape you. I'm off to prison anyway so I may as well make it a hat-trick."

Craig Gladwin, 32, left his three victims with severe psychological problems that had blighted their lives, Hull Crown Court was told.

He was under investigation for one of the earlier rapes and "knew exactly what he was doing" at the time of the third.

Two of the women were also strangled, with a belt put around the neck of one by Gladwin, who was "excited" by "power control".

Gladwin will be jailed in May
Gladwin has been jailed for life

The first victim even attempted to make him stop by pretending to be unconscious.

Gladwin admitted raping three women in June 2018, September 2018 and February last year.

Recorder Woolfall described Gladwin, of Londesborough Street, Selby, as "a serious danger to the public" as he sentenced him to life imprisonment.

The 32-year-old will not be eligible for possible parole for at least 11 years and 8 months.

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Allan MacGilvray (three years)

Allan MacGilvray
Allan MacGilvray

Allan MacGilvray was branded a "highly unpredictable, volatile, controlling and dangerous man" after attacking two women - including one he met online.

One victim was grabbed in a headlock and dragged in "tight grip" to a bed.

She lost consciousness and suffered a panic attack and it was probably only that which spared her from more violence, Hull Crown Court heard.

The other victim suffered a black eye after MacGilvray lost his temper during an argument.

MacGilvray, 25 and formerly of Scunthorpe, denied assaulting a woman, causing actual bodily harm, between November 15 and 17 last year but was convicted after a trial.

He was cleared by the jury at Hull Crown Court of raping her.

He admitted assaulting a second woman, causing actual bodily harm, and criminal damage in December 2020.

One of the victims, Chloe Fewster, shared her story with Hull Live, including being hit with a meat cleaver and held against her will for three weeks.

Read the full article here.

Jack Benthan (10 months)

Gambling addict Jack Bentham used his role as a Press Association racing data provider to secretly the winning or losing favourites in horse races so that he could fraudulently collect winnings.

Complaints from bookmakers Skybet, Bet365 and Paddy Power about suspicious betting activity prompted an investigation.

Bentham, 24, of Northgate View, Market Weighton, started working in Howden for the Press Association, now PA Media, on September 25, 2018 and began his fraud a day after his supervision period ended.

He admitted fraud through abuse of his job between October 13 and 22, 2018.

In his PaddyPower account, he had received £15,000 and there was a £5,000 credit, meaning a loss to the company of £10,000.

Bentham had from the age of 18, if not slightly younger, been involved in gambling and became addicted.

The money fraudulently gained was repaid, added Stephen Robinson, mitigating.

The 24-year-old had also since sought help from GamStop, which helps people limit their gambling.

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Daniel Condliff (10 years) and John Lawless (seven years)

Daniel Condliff, 26, and John Lawless, 39, admitted to being concerned in the supply of cocaine and heroin
Daniel Condliff, 26, and John Lawless, 39, admitted to being concerned in the supply of cocaine and heroin

Together with Merseyside Police, Humberside Police were able to bring to justice two men flooding Hull with heroin and crack cocaine across county lines from Liverpool.

One of the men, John Lawless, played against Liverpool in a Champions League football match.

In a 14 month period from March 9, 2020 to January 4, 2021, £1m worth of drug deals were discovered on Condliff's burner phone, Hull Crown Court heard.

Police attended both men's houses with a warrant in January.

When they went into Condliff's house, he was seen throwing packages out of his window into a next door garden.

These were later identified as 56 wraps of heroin.

John Lawless, 39, of Hull, ran the county line drug operation in the city.
John Lawless, 39, of Hull, ran the county line drug operation in the city.

Condliff, of Auburn Road, Liverpool, and Lawless, of Cogan Chambers, Exchange Court, Hull admitted to the possesion and intent of supplying heroin and crack cocaine, and being concerned in the supply of heroin and crack cocaine.

Condliff also admitted the possession of criminal property, namely £3000 cash.

Lawless worked under Condliff and was responsible for distributing drugs in Hull - he had 11 dealers working under him.

They supplied drugs to the Spring Bank, Beverley Road and the City Centre areas of Hull.

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Klevi Mone (16 months)

Klevi Mone appeared at Hull Crown Court

Mone hid in a suspended ceiling as police found more than 1,100 cannabis plants with a possible street value of £200,000 at industrial premises in Hull.

During a raid of two floors of industrial premises in Wincolmlee, Hull, officers overheard movement, at which point they told him to come down.

Klevi Mone, 22, jumped down from the suspended ceiling and was arrested.

In court, he admitted producing cannabis on August 15.

Mone, originally from Albania, entered the country illegally and later told the police he had built up £20,000 debts to those who brought him to this country.

"He knows that he has let his parents down," said Cathy Kioko-Gilligan in mitigation.

Read the full article here.

Mohammed Hussain (two years and four months)

Mohammed Hussain ate a Sim card to destroy evidence of his drug dealing but ate the wrong one.
Mohammed Hussain ate a Sim card to destroy evidence of his drug dealing but ate the wrong one.

A bungling street dealer tried to destroy evidence by eating a phone Sim card - but he chewed up the wrong one.

In an attempt to conceal evidence, Mohammed Hussain, 20, ate a Sim card when stopped by police in a taxi in South Cave service station in April.

But he ate the Sim card with his family's contact details, rather than that with information about his street dealing.

He was also found with 6.8g of heroin, with 48 per cent purity, in his jacket pocket and £1,445 cash as well as two phones. There was also a black cap gun.

He had tried to escape from selling drugs but was forced to take part in a County Lines operation after threats were made to him, the court heard.

Judge Mark Bury sentenced Hussain to two years and four months behind bars and told him: "You made a big mistake when you thought that drug dealing was glamorous and leading to a wealthy lifestyle."

Read the full article here.

Adrian Abel (two years)

Adrian Abel was furious at being ordered to leave his flat and pointed a rifle at a housing official.
Adrian Abel was furious at being ordered to leave his flat and pointed a rifle at a housing official.

After being ordered to leave his flat, Adrian Abel angrily pointed an AK-45 rifle at a terrified housing official and menacingly warned him "You - now."

He also threatened to burn a female official’s house down during a bad-tempered confrontation.

Abel's father was the tenant of a second floor flat through a national accommodation agency, said Andrew Semple, prosecuting.

By 2019, Abel was also living at the property.

The company gave notice this year to leave the flat but the date passed without Abel or his father moving out.

Adrian Abel drank a litre bottle of whisky a day at the time of the incident.
Adrian Abel drank a litre bottle of whisky a day at the time of the incident.

An attempt was made, with police help, to repossess the flat but Abel swore and shouted at a female official outside: "You have ruined my life. I hope you are pleased with yourself, you daft c***."

He started moving property out of the flat in a wheelbarrow but warned her: "l’ll find you later and do you in."

The male housing official subsequently went inside to change the locks but Abel appeared at the top of the stairs, threatened to kill himself and pointed what seemed to be a sub machine gun at the official, warning him: "You - now."

Abel, 44, of Morpeth Street, Hull, admitted possessing an imitation firearm and threatening to damage property on July 15.

It was heard in mitigation that the 44-year-old drank a litre of whisky a day at the time.

He made headlines previously in February 2020, when he claimed to have had his ear chewed off by a dog in Pearson Park.

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Lee Wray (10 months)

Lee Wray punched his partner and then told her she was lucky he hit with his right hand and not his left.
Lee Wray punched his partner and then told her she was lucky he hit with his right hand and not his left.

Wray, 36, viciously punched a woman in the face in front of their children after taunting her that he had slept with one of her friends.

He even astonishingly told her after punching that she was lucky he had hit with his right hand rather than left.

The victim was left needing 10 stitches for a cut lip and suffered two fractured teeth.

Lee Wray, of Wimborne Close, Bransholme, directed a "barrage of insults" at the woman including calling her a "s**g" and a "fat dog" and demanded that she get one of the children ready so he could take her out.

As the argument developed, he told the woman that he had slept with one of her friends.

In a letter to the court, Wray said that he was "devastated" and it was a "moment of idiotic" behaviour.

He admitted assault, causing actual bodily harm, on October 8.

Read the full article here.

Mark Mason (two years and nine months)

Mark Mason had heroin and drugs valued at nearly £700 on him inside a Kinder egg, Hull Crown Court heard.
Mark Mason had heroin and drugs valued at nearly £700 on him inside a Kinder egg, Hull Crown Court heard.

A street dealer was caught by police carrying heroin and crack cocaine worth a total of £700 within a Kinder egg.

He was spotted by plainclothes police in Hall Road, Hull, approaching a known drug user and was followed.

Mason, 33, struggled violently even after he was handcuffed by police in 34th Avenue earlier this year.

He punched one officer, causing pain and immediate swelling to their lip.

Mark Mason, of Homethorpe, Orchard Park Estate, Hull, admitted possessing heroin and crack cocaine with intent to supply and assaulting a policeman on August 26.

He had 46 previous convictions, including armed robbery.

Read the full article here.

Cole Jarvis (Life, with minimum 24 years and 73 days)

Cole Jarvis was sentenced to life imprisonment for the murder of Connor Lyons.
Cole Jarvis was sentenced to life imprisonment for the murder of Connor Lyons.

Cole Jarvis, 22, and of Stroud Crescent West, was unanimously convicted in less than five hours by jury at Hull Crown Court of the murder of 17-year-old Connor Lyons.

Connor's body was found on a river bank close to Thomas Clarkson Way on January 19.

He had been strangled before later drowning.

Jarvis declined to give evidence to the jury in his defence.

This month, he was handed a mandatory life sentence.

He will serve a minimum 24 years and 73 days before being eligible for possible parole.

The 22 year-old showed little emotion as he was led out of the dock but winked at and nodded to supporters in the public gallery.

Angela Nicol, Connor's great aunt, told Hull Live that the sentencing day was the first day the family could "finally grieve" for the loss of Connor, after the "harrowing" trial.

Read the full article here.

Hayley Simpson (33 months)

Hayley Simpson, 47, of Peel Street, Hull admitted to robbing an elderly lady on July 5, 2021.
Hayley Simpson, 47, of Peel Street, Hull admitted to robbing an elderly lady on July 5, 2021.

A smiling woman stole a 70-year old woman's purse out of her hands as she was visiting her gravely ill husband in hospital.

When interviewed by police afterwards, she laughed and said: "She got her bag back didn't she?"

The victim was traumatised by the robbery and had to endure it all alone as she did not want to worry her husband in his last days, a court heard.

The elderly victim issued a second victim statement after her husband died and said as part of that: "Since losing my husband and being the victim of a robbery, this has left me feeling very anxious. I am extremely wary of my surroundings and now living alone, I am scared at night.

"Doing everyday tasks has become more difficult. I find myself getting into floods of tears when I need to go shopping or come back home to an empty house.

"The date of sentencing is on my husband's birthday, it should have been a time of remembering him, not thinking of being a victim."

Hayley Simpson, 47, of Peel Street, Hull, admitted to robbing an elderly lady on Monday, July 5, 2021.

Stephen Robinson, mitigating, told the court the defendant's life was "devilled by drug use" and she had fallen back into an addiction at the time of the incident happening.

Read the full article here.

Michael Rusling (six months)

Michael Rusling was struck off as a doctor in 2009 but has since abused his position as a handyman to expose himself to elderly victims
Michael Rusling was struck off as a doctor in 2009 but has since abused his position as a handyman to expose himself to elderly victims

Rusling, 61, "abused" his position of trust as a handyman by exposing himself to elderly victims.

He already had a chequered past having been struck off as a doctor in 2009 after having sex with a patient and a co-worker in his surgery at Sydenham House Group Practice.

Michael Rusling of Lund Avenue, Cottingham ran a local business carrying out home repairs and maintenance in the area.

He pleaded guilty to three exposure offences at Hull Crown Court and was also given a life-long restraining order to keep away and make no contact with the elderly victims.

As well as being jailed for six months, he was also ordered to register as a sex offender for seven years.

Read the full article here.

Christopher Matthews (18 weeks)

Matthews said he had been having a bad day and flew into a rage against the animal
Matthews said he had been having a bad day and flew into a rage against the animal

Matthews killed a defenceless dog which belonged to his partner after it defecated in her house.

At Hull Magistrates' Court, he pleaded guilty to causing blunt force trauma which killed his partner's Lhasa Apso cross-breed called Sasha.

The 39-year-old of Newlyn Close in Bransholme, admitted to picking up and throwing Sasha at a sofa after the dog defecated inside a house in Wellstead Street.

He claimed to have been having a 'bad day' when the incident occurred.

As well as a custodial sentence of 18 weeks, Christopher Matthews was banned from looking after animals for an indefinite period and fined £240 in costs and fines.

Read the full article here.

Lukas Adomavicius (18 months)

Lukas Adomavicius, 26, was sentenced to 18 months in jail.
Lukas Adomavicius, 26, was sentenced to 18 months in jail.

A Hull man, originally from Lithuania, came to the UK to work and after an initial job offer fell through was 'forced' to work as a gardener for a sophisticated cannabis operation in Southcoates.

Lukas Adomavicius, 26, and of Sherburn Street, was recruited outside of a Tesco and employed to look after hundreds of cannabis plants.

When he tried to leave, he was "threatened with violence".

Adomavicius was caught in a drugs raid at 54 Sherburn Street on September 9.

The upstairs living room and three bedrooms of the property were turned into highly developed plant production setups.

It was said in mitigation that the 26-year-old had a history of drug addiction and was homeless at the time of being recruited as a gardener to the cannabis operation.

Read the full article here.

Suda Epuna (32 months)

Suda Epuna engaged in sexual activity with a 15-year-old boy.
Suda Epuna engaged in sexual activity with a 15-year-old boy.

This Hull mum had sex with a 15-year-old boy she met online seven times and also sent pornographic videos and text messages of what she wanted him to do to her.

On one occasion, her daughter was present when they had intercourse.

Epuna began speaking with the victim on social media in August 2019.

She told him she was 29 and he lied that he was 17.

The second time they met in person he admitted his real age, but this did not deter her.

As part of a statement read in court, the victim said: "I feel embarrassed by what happened. She was a lot older than me and I feel she tricked me.

"I was only 15 and inexperienced, I was also curious and naive as many boys are my age."

Suda Epuna, now 32, of Maye Grove, Sculcoates Lane, admitted to engaging in sexual activity with a child, attempting to engage in sexual activity with a child and attempting to engage in sexual communication with a child.

Read the full article here.

Peter Williams (six years)

Serial sex offender Peter Williams.
Serial sex offender Peter Williams.

Serial sex offender Peter Williams plied a girl with gin and exposed himself to her.

His horrific crimes were only discovered after the victim texted her mum saying: "Can I tell you something really important?"

She later told her mother that Williams had intimately touched her after pulling down her trousers and underwear.

Williams, 51, and of Cushworth Road, Doncaster, admitted three offences of assault by penetration while he was living in the Hull area between August 1, 2017 and November 11, 2019.

He had no prior convictions, though did have one caution for assault in 2007.

"She got thrust into an adult world through the acts of a monster," said the girl's mother in a statement to court.

Peter Williams was sentenced to six years in jail, was given a 10-year sexual harm prevention order and must register as a sex offender for life.

Read the full article here.

Kevin Denholm (two years)

Kevin Denholm, 57, of Boulton Grove, Hull

In graphic online chats, Denholm offered to be a "sugar daddy" to a fake 14-year-old girl.

Father-of-five Denholm, of Boulton Grove, Hull, admitted attempting to incite a girl to engage in sexual activity, sexual communication and a sexual act between July 30 and August 3 last year.

He told the decoy girl that he liked younger girls but later, after being confronted about his behaviour, branded it "vile and disgusting".

As part of the highly sexualised messages, he sent three intimate pictures of himself and a video of himself committing a sex act, and others showing pictures and videos of women.

He was given a ten-year sexual harm prevention order and must register as a sex offender for ten years too, in addition to his custodial sentence.

Read the full article here.

Niall Shaw (10 months)

Niall Shaw punched and fractured an off-duty police officer's cheekbone.
Niall Shaw punched and fractured an off-duty police officer's cheekbone.

Quick-tempered Niall Shaw got involved in a confrontation that was nothing to do with him after an off-duty police officer beeped his car horn at an elderly woman.

He punched the officer in an "almighty blow", through his open car window, fracturing the victim's cheekbone.

The victim had been left upset by the unprovoked attack and wanting to change his job within Humberside Police so he could do something where he was less likely to have problems.

Shaw, 31, of Magnolia Close, Driffield, admitted assaulting the off-duty officer, causing actual bodily harm, on April 10.

The off-duty officer was driving with his wife to a convenience store in Scarborough Road, Driffield, when he pipped his horn at a reversing vehicle driven by an elderly woman.

Shaw's partner become involved in the matter and shouted obscenities after seemingly getting angry that it was an elderly woman who had been beeped at by the driver.

Niall Shaw was nearby and became involved after asking her: "What are you shouting at?"

Shaw had convictions for three previous convictions and had been jailed for 15 months in October 2019 for assault causing actual bodily harm.

Read the full article here.

Dmitri Reeder (six years) and Claire Reeder (four years and nine months)

Claire and Dimitri Reeder used a care home staffing scam they nicknamed "Dodgy City" to fleece two councils of more than £400,000.
Claire and Dimitri Reeder used a care home staffing scam they nicknamed "Dodgy City" to fleece two councils of more than £400,000.

A husband and wife used a care home staffing scam they nicknamed "Dodgy City" to fleece two councils of more than £400,000.

The loss to Hull City Council was at least £200,097 and for East Riding Council it was £204,952 - but the actual true fraud was almost certainly much more.

Dimitri Reeder, 52, of Kingsway, Cottingham, denied two offences of fraud involving Hull City Council between April 2011 and April 2013 and East Riding Council between July 2013 and March 2015.

He was found guilty on these charges by a jury but cleared of a separate charge of false accounting.

Dimitri Reeder denied the two offences of fraud he was found guilty by jury of.
Dimitri Reeder denied the two offences of fraud he was found guilty by jury of.

His wife, Claire Reeder, 40, earlier pleaded guilty to the two fraud offences at a hearing in May.

The couple ran two employment agencies, Proactive Health Partnership Ltd and Angels Careforce Ltd, and charged for huge numbers of hours for supplying agency staff to Hull and East Riding care homes that were never actually worked.

Invoices were fiddled and they joked that they deserved a "double sided extra large chufty badge with bells and neon lights and everything" because of the money they would make.

In an email exchange between them, Claire Reeder boasted: "According to recent calculations, we will be 90k over (aka Dodge City)".

In one email exchange to her husband, Claire Reeder boasted: "According to recent calculations, we will be 90k over (aka Dodge City)"
In one email exchange to her husband, Claire Reeder boasted: "According to recent calculations, we will be 90k over (aka Dodge City)"

She wrote in large letters "90 f***in k" and Dimitri Reeder is said to have replied: "F***in hell. Ya dodgy b*****d. I luv ya."

Peter Holland, of Hull City Council, said in a statement that losses "directly impacted" the services that the council could provide.

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Cristian Pascele (32 weeks)

Cristian Pascele was convicted of two counts exposure including one incident in which he exposed his genitals to two 11-year-old girls
Cristian Pascele was convicted of two counts exposure including one incident in which he exposed his genitals to two 11-year-old girls

Smirking pervert Pascele exposed his genitals to a mum with children and two other young girls at a disused railway track near Marfleet Lane in January this year.

Hull Magistrates' Court heard that Pascele exposed his genitals in two separate incidents, one involving a mum with her child and a baby and the other involving two 11-year-old girls.

He had pleaded guilty in September to two counts of exposure.

Pascele's first interview with the police was a no-comment interview but in his second he admitted that he had gone for a walk on the railway tracks that day.

He claimed to have problems urinating to explain why he had exposed his penis and this was repeated by his defence solicitor Ms Gill.

Pascele seemed shocked to receive time in prison for his offences
Pascele seemed shocked to receive time in prison for his offences

Pascele appeared agitated and shocked as he was handed a custodial sentence.

He was also ordered to pay costs of £120 and will remain on the sex offenders register for a period of seven years.

Read the full article here.

Nicole Kitching (18 months), William Stansfield (three years and eight months) & Dieter Barr (two years)

Nicole Kitching slipped into heavy cannabis use after failing to get into the army
Nicole Kitching slipped into heavy cannabis use after failing to get into the army

A drug-addicted teenager sat outside her father's caravan guarding a "warehouse" of heroin, crack cocaine and cannabis that was being used in her boyfriend's street dealing operation.

Nicole Kitching, 19, had failed to get into the army and her life "simply began to spiral out of control" and she slipped into heavy cannabis use.

Police uncovered the operation in Shipton Close after spotting people coming and going in a nearby passageway.

William Stansfield was described by the judge as an 'unsuitable boyfriend'

The teenager was found sitting outside the caravan which contained the drugs, but initially denied knowledge of them to the police.

Kitching, of Shipton Close, Hull, and her boyfriend, William Stansfield, 21, of no fixed address, as well as drugs runner Dieter Barr, 44, of Staines Close, Hull, admitted being concerned in supplying heroin and crack cocaine on April 30.

Kitching also admitted being concerned in supplying cannabis.

Stansfield and Barr also admitted possessing heroin with intent to supply and Kitching pleaded guilty to being concerned in supplying cannabis.

Dieter Barr was jailed for two years.
Dieter Barr was jailed for two years.

William Stansfield also admitted possessing crack cocaine with intent to supply and possessing a knife and separate offences of possessing heroin, crack cocaine and cannabis with intent to supply on August 16, 2019.

The total value of drugs seized from Stansfield and Barr and from the caravan was £3,940.

Heavily pregnant at the time of sentencing, Kitching was told by Judge Mark Bury: "I'm sure there is a mother and baby unit at HMP New Hall."

Read the full article here.

Daniel Rutter (18 weeks)

Daniel Rutter had been in prison a few days earlier, after previously being convicted for assaulting the same woman.
Daniel Rutter had been in prison a few days earlier, after previously being convicted for assaulting the same woman.

A thug attacked his ex after pestering her to return his belongings to him following his release from prison.

The man had been in prison a few days earlier, after previously being convicted for assaulting the same woman.

He called and texted his ex-partner 200 times after being released from prison.

On November 16, she agreed to drive his things to him, and the two then had sex in her van, the court was told.

Rutter began to feel jealous, at which point he hit the victim twice and spat at her.

She waited for him to fall asleep before contacting the police.

When the police arrived to arrest him, he acted aggressively and spat on two police officers as well.

Daniel Rutter, 33, of Plane Street, Hull, admitted to assaulting two emergency workers, assault by beating, harassment without violence and causing criminal damage in Hull Magistrates' Court.

Rutter had 34 previous convictions with 85 offences which include assault, aggravated bodily harm and common assault on the same victim.

Read the full article here.

Karina Thompson (21 months)

Karina Thompson attacked police in a deliberate attempt to get a bed for the night in a police cell
Karina Thompson attacked police in a deliberate attempt to get a bed for the night in a police cell

A drug-addicted woman caused chaos in Hull Royal Infirmary in a deliberate attempt to get arrested.

She wanted a bed for the night so caused chaos at the hospital, including throwing a chair at police, attempting to "nut" a policewoman and trying to hit her own head against walls.

In a separate incident, the drug user also cruelly stole cash and a bank card from a vulnerable elderly man who used a wheelchair and had given her money in the past.

Karina Thompson, 40, of Holland Street, Hull, admitted assaulting a policewoman as an emergency worker on October 7 and breaching a community order imposed on May 19 for theft.

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During her aggressive incident at the hospital, Thompson swung her head backwards and forwards and it hit the hand that an officer had put against a wall in a bid to stop her hurting herself.

She told the policewoman: "I'm sorry. I tried to nut you on purpose."

Thompson had convictions for nine previous offences, including two child cruelty offences, and arson being reckless as to whether life was endangered.

She had been jailed for the arson offence in 2007 for eight months.

Read the full article here.

Nathan Langton (18 months)

Nathan Langton was found with his hand 'gushing with blood' after trying to get rid of evidence of his drug dealing.
Nathan Langton was found with his hand 'gushing with blood' after trying to get rid of evidence of his drug dealing.

A drug dealer slashed his hand open when busted by police desperately tried to "get rid" of evidence by hurriedly smashing a phone and hurling a bag of cannabis out of a rear window.

Langton, 27, of Lansdowne Road, Bridlington, admitted possessing cannabis with intent to supply and acquiring £490 cash as criminal property on September 14.

A search warrant was executed at Langton's home and police spotted 21 packets of drugs being thrown from an upper window in a carrier bag.

They turned out to be cannabis edibles.

An iPhone was found twisted and smashed. He had tried to destroy it to conceal evidence and it was too damaged to switch on, the court was told.

Police became aware of one phone after hearing ringing from a toilet cistern and found numerous drug-related messages on it.

Langton had convictions for 24 previous offences and had previously been jailed for three years for possessing cocaine and cannabis with intent to supply.

He was on licence at the time of the latest offences. Read the full article here.

Craig Watson (two years and four months)

Craig Watson took the breakdown of his relationship 'badly', the court heard
Craig Watson took the breakdown of his relationship 'badly', the court heard

Drug user and dealer Craig Watson plunged into despair and turned to crime when his life fell apart after his girlfriend dumped him.

He brazenly tried to sell 25 stolen Xbox games to a shop and was spotted selling drugs on the streets.

Watson resorted to crime to fund his own drug habit, an £80-a-day heroin addiction.

The 43-year-old, of Euston Close, Anlaby Road, west Hull, admitted possessing heroin and crack cocaine with intent to supply on October 7.

He also admitted possessing heroin and Spice on June 22, handling stolen goods and attempting to possess Spice on September 3.

Watson had convictions for 71 previous offences, 42 of them for theft and nine for drugs but not involving supply.

Addressing Watson, Judge David Tremberg told him: "You know better than most that Class A drugs wreck lives."

Read the full article here.

Jimmy Featherstone (8 weeks)

Jimmy Featherstone, attending Hull Fair this year, is a well known character in the city
Jimmy Featherstone, attending Hull Fair this year, is a well known character in the city

Hull's Ken Doll, real name Jimmy Featherstone, was left stunned to receive a short cutodial sentence after repeatedly refusing to comply with court orders and showing a lack of respect for the law.

The aspiring reality TV star appeared at Hull Magistrates' Court charged with failing to comply with the requirements of a community order.

Featherstone, 22, has been bound by two court orders made in relation to matters heard in court in May 2020 and in April this year.

His failure to comply with both orders finally caught up with him and he was sentenced to eight weeks in custody.

The 22-year-old is best known in Hull as an eccentric tanning addict and aspiring TV personality who claimed to have spent £10,000 a year on his plastic surgery obsession.

He evidently didn't anticipate any custodial sentence as he attended court with his shopping, which he had to leave outside the courtroom.

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Matthew Harrison (two years)

Matthew Harrison was found with sickening sexual images of vulnerable girls aged as young as four and six
Matthew Harrison was found with sickening sexual images of vulnerable girls aged as young as four and six

A perverted ex-soldier was found with sickening sexual images of vulnerable girls aged as young as four and six, which he distributed to others over the internet.

The dates of the images found on Harrison's phone in January by police went as far back as 2016.

Harrison, 32, of Station Road, Howden, admitted three offences of making indecent images of children, three of distributing indecent images and one of possessing an image of extreme pornography.

It was heard in mitigation that he had found life difficult after returning to civilian life and turned to drink and drugs.

He had also suffered problems in his marriage and had decided to stay away from his child so that he did not bring any issues into its life.

As well as being jailed for two years, Matthew Harrison was given a ten-year sexual harm prevention order and must register as a sex offender for ten years.

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Siyanda Mathebula (six years) and Todor Nikilov (three years and two months)

Siyanda Mathebula was Tasered by police at St Andrew's Quay.
Siyanda Mathebula was tasered by police at St Andrew's Quay.

A frightening "arsenal" of weapons, including a loaded pellet gun, a bread knife, two screwdrivers and two metal bars, was found by police after searching a car in St Andrew's Quay retail park used by drug dealers.

One of the dealers, Siyanda Mathebula, managed to run off after wriggling out of his jumper, leaving him bare-chested, during a violent struggle with police.

A taser was fired at him but he just pulled the barbs out of his skin and carried on running.

He also tried to bite an officer.

Police caught him again as he hid in bushes and squirted him with spray as he again tried to get away.

Todor Nikilov admitted possessing heroin and crack cocaine with intent to supply and possessing an imitation firearm.
Todor Nikilov admitted possessing heroin and crack cocaine with intent to supply and possessing an imitation firearm.

Siyanda Mathebula, 20, of Bathurst Street, Hull, and Todor Nikilov, 22, of Belmont Street, Hull, admitted possessing heroin and crack cocaine with intent to supply and possessing an imitation firearm.

Nikilov also admitted possessing a knife on April 3.

Mathebula had got involved in gang culture in London, while Nikilov came to the UK from Bulgaria 12 years ago and worked in car washes from the age of 14.

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Keith Bailey (22 months)

Keith Bailey was sentenced to 22 months imprisonment
Keith Bailey was sentenced to 22 months imprisonment

A Cottingham farm worker sexually assaulted two students of Bishop Burton College in East Yorkshire.

Keith Bailey, 56, of Dunswell Road, Cottingham, worked at the on-site farm in a support role, but was suspended in 2018 when allegations first came to light and he has since been formally dismissed by the college.

Bishop Burton CEO and principal Bill Meredith said: "The college would like to commend the bravery of those who came forward to enable this case to come to trial.

"The college offered to support the victims along with the police in this matter. The college deeply regrets the distress caused to the students involved."

Bailey was sentenced to 22 months in jail at Grimsby Crown Court.

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David Henderson (18 months)

David Henderson will appeal his sentence of 18 months in prison.
David Henderson will appeal his sentence of 18 months in prison.

David Henderson, from Hotham in East Yorkshire, was the businessman convicted over organising the flight that crashed into the English Channel killing footballer Emiliano Sala and pilot David Ibbotson.

He was sentenced at Cardiff Crown Court to 18 months in jail after being convicted of recklessly endangering the safety of an aircraft.

His solicitors have since confirmed he is set to appeal his sentence, but not his conviction.

It was heard in court that David Henderson, 67, put business first by employing ill-qualified Mr Ibbotson, who was from North Lincolnshire, to pilot the newly-signed Cardiff City FC striker from Cardiff to Nantes and back.

On the way to Cardiff on January 21, 2019, the plane crashed in the English Channel off the coast of Guernsey.

Sala's body was recovered from the plane’ wreckage several weeks later but the body of Mr Ibbotson, 59, has yet to be discovered.

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