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It has been a busy month for the courts, with sentences handed out to dozens of people across the county.

While some were punished for more minor offences, others received long jail terms for the more serious of crimes - including manslaughter, grievous bodily harm and violent disorder.

These are the people with Suffolk links who faced justice during the last month.

These are some of the people with Suffolk links who faced justice during the last month
These are some of the people with Suffolk links who faced justice during the last month

Drug dealer caught with at least £160,000 worth of cocaine is jailed

Peter Bartram, 67, of Gondree, Lowestoft, was jailed for three years after being caught with hundreds of thousands of pounds' worth of cocaine in his car.

Bartram was sentenced at Ipswich Crown Court after pleading guilty to possession with intent to supply class A drugs (cocaine), possession of an offensive weapon including a knuckle duster, and possession of criminal property, namely £3,000 in cash.

It came after officers searched Bartram's Seat Leon on the A14 in Newmarket in September, from which they recovered two blocks of cocaine, totalling 2kg, with a street value in the region of £160,000 to £200,000.

Peter Bartram was jailed for three years after being caught with hundreds of thousands of pounds' worth of cocaine in his car. Picture: Suffolk Police
Peter Bartram was jailed for three years after being caught with hundreds of thousands of pounds' worth of cocaine in his car. Picture: Suffolk Police

Gang jailed after torturing man with boiling water and electric wires

Brook Smith, 20, of no fixed address; Levi Gordon-Williams, 21, of Allenby Road, Ipswich; Connor Smith, 23, of no fixed address; Lukas Kupcikovas, 22, of Domonic Drive, Eltham, London; and Mark Robinson, 19, of Great Whip Street, Ipswich, were all jailed after torturing a man in Ipswich.

The five men poured boiling water and sugar over a man while he was tied to a chair, electrocuted him and slashed his back during an incident in October 2019 when the group turned up at his home demanding he tell them where some missing drugs were.

All five pleaded guilty to charges of grievous bodily harm, while Gordon-Williams and Connor Smith also admitted possessing drugs with intent to supply.

Five men have been jailed for more than 50 years for torturing a man. Clockwise from top left, Lukas Kupcikovas, Mark Robinson, Connor Smith, Brook Smith and Levi Gordon-Williams. Pictures: Suffolk Police
Five men have been jailed for more than 50 years for torturing a man. Clockwise from top left, Lukas Kupcikovas, Mark Robinson, Connor Smith, Brook Smith and Levi Gordon-Williams. Pictures: Suffolk Police

The group were jailed for a total of 50 years and one month at Basildon Crown Court.

Brook Smith was sentenced to 10 years and five months in prison; Gordon-Williams was handed nine years and four months, and an additional six months for possession with intent to supply drugs; Connor Smith was given 10 years and five months for grievous bodily harm offences and an additional two years for possession with intent to supply drugs; Lukas Kupcikovas was given 10 years and five months; and Robinson was handed a seven-year sentence.

'Like a film': Trio sentenced over travellers' site shooting

Bernard Mongan, 36, of Setchell Drove, Cottenham, Cambridgeshire; Jim Mongan, 31, of Corbin Lane, South Harrow, Middlesex; and David Mongan, 25, of Setchell Drove, Cottenham, were jailed following a shooting at a travellers' site in Red Lodge.

The three men were sentenced to two years in prison for their involvement in the incident which happened near Elms Road on April 4.

One of the victims was left with head and chest injuries after the shooting, and the trio caused thousands of pounds' worth of damage to caravans and vehicles with axes and machetes.

Bernard Mongan, Jim Mongan and David Mongan. Pictures: Suffolk Police
Bernard Mongan, Jim Mongan and David Mongan. Pictures: Suffolk Police

One victim described the incident, where young children were present, as 'like a film'.

Bernard, Jim and David Mongan, who all entered guilty pleas to a violent disorder charge, were all sentenced to two years in prison at Ipswich Crown Court.

They were made subject of a restraining order meaning they cannot contact the victims for seven years and are banned from going to the travellers' site in Elms Road for seven years.

The Mongans were also ordered to pay a victim surcharge.

Former school worker sentenced for possession of indecent images of children

Jacob Kennedy, 28, of Onehouse, who admitted possessing more than 300 indecent images of children and lying on his CV to obtain work avoided jail.

Kennedy, a former Suffolk school worker, was caught with category A, B and C images and three category A videos on his laptop, Ipswich Crown Court was told.

He pleaded guilty to three counts of making indecent images of children and two counts of fraud by misrepresentation.

Ipswich Crown Court
Ipswich Crown Court

The court heard how Kennedy had applied for a job at Combs Ford Primary School, in Stowmarket, in November last year.

However, the following month a complaint was made by the school's headteacher relating to a reference stating he had previously worked at a school in Lincolnshire.

Combs Ford staff contacted the Lincolnshire school who said they had never worked with Kennedy.

The court also heard Kennedy did manage to gain seven days' employment with a teaching agency before the police investigation came to light. During that time he worked as a supply teaching assistant at a school in Suffolk.

Kennedy was handed a 12-month prison sentence, suspended for two years, and he was also ordered to pay £340 costs and a victim surcharge.

The judge also ordered him to carry out a minimum of 35 hours of rehab within two months and was made the subject of a sexual harm prevention order lasting for 10 years.

Man sentenced after sting operation

Tony Last, 54, of Manderston Road, Newmarket, was handed a nine-month jail sentence, suspended for two years, after being caught in a sting organised by a paedophile hunting group.

Ipswich Crown Court heard that Last thought he was messaging a 13-year-old girl but he was actually talking to a member of the group who had set up a fake social media account, posing as the teenager.

He had pleaded guilty at an earlier hearing to attempting to engage in sexual communications with a child between February and May 2020.

Ipswich Crown Court
Ipswich Crown Court

Last was also ordered to sign on to the sex offenders' register for 10 years and was banned from communicating with, living in the same household as, or staying overnight in the same house with anyone under the age of 16.

He was also told he must take part in the Horizon rehabilitation programme for men who have committed a sexual offence and are considered to be at risk of re-offending.

Man jailed after being convicted of drink-driving for third time

Andrius Bartninkas, 33, of Ash Grove, Haverhill, was jailed after being caught more than three times the legal limit while behind the wheel in the town.

Bartninkas was convicted of drink-driving for a third time at Ipswich Magistrates' Court, after he was seen driving erratically in the early hours in December.

He admitted driving with excess alcohol, driving whilst disqualified, driving without insurance and driving without a valid MOT.

Andrius Bartninkas. Picture: Suffolk Police
Andrius Bartninkas. Picture: Suffolk Police

Magistrates sentenced Bartninkas to 20 weeks in prison and was banned from driving for five years.

He was also ordered to pay £233 in costs.

Pair who admitted dealing class A drugs in Suffolk town jailed

Kain Reeve, 21, of Eades Walk, Lowestoft, and Laimonas Zebrauskas, 19, of no fixed abode, were jailed for dealing class A drugs in Lowestoft.

Reeve admitted being concerned in the supply of cocaine, possession with intent to supply cocaine and possession of cannabis.

Meanwhile, Zebrauskas pleaded guilty to possession with intent to supply class A drugs.

Kain Reeve. Picture: Suffolk Police
Kain Reeve. Picture: Suffolk Police

Reeve was jailed for five years and seven months, and Zebrauskas was handed a 32-month jail sentence at Ipswich Crown Court.

It came after officers searched an address in June and recovered a golf ball-sized amount of cocaine and a small amount of cannabis.

Police also found paraphernalia associated with suspected drug supply, including scales, four mobile phones and SIM cards - with messages related to drug-dealing and use found on the phones.

Laimonas Zebrauskas. Picture: Suffolk Police
Laimonas Zebrauskas. Picture: Suffolk Police

An associate of the pair was also convicted of possession with intent to supply class A drugs at the same court.

Lennon Roberts, 20, of Paget Road in Great Yarmouth was handed a nine-month jail sentence, suspended for two years, after admitting the offence.

Drug dealer jailed after found with class A drug wraps

Anthony White, 35, of Stoke Hall Road, Ipswich, was jailed after he was found with more than 100 wraps of crack cocaine and heroin.

White was sentenced to two years behind bars at Ipswich Crown Court for four counts of possession of a class A drug with intent to supply.

He had admitted the offences at an earlier hearing at Ipswich Magistrates Court.

Anthony White. Picture: Suffolk Police
Anthony White. Picture: Suffolk Police

It came after White was stopped by police while driving a vehicle earlier this year, when a partially dismantled burner phone was found.

Police established that a burner phone found in the vehicle was connected to the 'Monkey' class A drug business that had been operating in Ipswich and run by White.

More than £2,000 was also seized and was believed to be the proceeds from the sale of class A drugs.

Drug dealers jailed for over 20 years after rival stabbed to death

Amrik Singh, 19, of Abbey Lane, Greater London; Elie Saba, 35, of Goddards Way, Greater London; Iddi Zito, 19, of Essex Street, Greater London; and Lisa Desousa, 23, of Nightingale Road, Greater London, were jailed for a total of more than 20 years after a man was stabbed to death.

It was after David Lawal, 25, who was selling crack and heroin in Thetford in rival County Lines drug dealing, was left to die at the side of a road after he was stabbed in the neck.

Singh was jailed for three years and nine months for the manslaughter of Mr Lawal in Brandon Road, Thetford, in October 2019, at Norwich Crown Court, and two years and three months for conspiracy to supply class A drugs.

Amrik Singh
Amrik Singh

He had previously pleaded guilty to both counts.

Saba received eight years for one count of conspiracy to supply class A drugs.

Zito was given three years and three months for one count of conspiracy to supply class A drugs.

Elie Saba
Elie Saba
Iddi Zito
Iddi Zito

Desousa was sentenced to three years and three months for one count of conspiracy to supply class A drugs.

Another defendant Claudia Annius, 21, of Bunyan Road, Bedford, admitted conspiracy to supply Class A drugs and is due to be sentenced next year.

Lisa Desousa
Lisa Desousa

Man who fled country following knife fight is jailed

Napoleon Stefan, 35, of Newson Street, Ipswich, was jailed after fleeing the country to Germany following a violent fight in the town in 2019.

Stefan admitted violent disorder after officers were called to Norwich Road at about 10.25am on November 2019 following reports of a fight involving a group of people with weapons.

Four people sustained non-life-threatening or life-changing injuries during the incident, after which arrest warrants were issued for a number of the people involved.

Napoleon Stefan. Picture: Suffolk Police
Napoleon Stefan. Picture: Suffolk Police

Stefan was charged in connection with the fight in February 2020 but later fled the country and was found in Germany, where he served one month awaiting extradition to the UK.

He was jailed for two years when he appeared at Ipswich Crown Court in December.

Suffolk man sentenced for his part in ram-raid burglaries at luxury London stores

Jamie Claydon, 28, of Ipswich Road, Newbourne, who was part of a gang who stole more than £465,000 worth of designer items in a series of ram-raid burglaries in London avoided jail.

Claydon was one of five men who admitted conspiring to burgle three premises in Westminster last year, the first of which saw them smash cars into Selfridges and steal a number of luxury handbags.

Claydon, along with Martin Dunne, 37, Omar Bakali, 28, Gary Lynch, 32, and Anthony Alleyne, 53, appeared at Southwark Crown Court where the Suffolk man, who also pleaded guilty to handling stolen goods, was sentenced to two years in prison, suspended for two years.

Jamie Claydon. Picture: Met Police
Jamie Claydon. Picture: Met Police

It came after a series of ram-raid burglaries in London's West End last year, which also saw Celine on Mount Street and Moncler in Old Bond Street broken into and luxury items from within stolen.

The other four men received the following sentences: Dunne, of Foxes Parade, Waltham Abbey, was sentenced to three years in prison; Bakali, of Hopefield Avenue, Kilburn, was jailed for four years and four months; Lynch, of Tudor Close, Highgate, was sentenced to four years and six months in jail; and Alleyne, of Peckham Road, Peckham, was jailed for four years and six months.

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