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These are some of the people with Suffolk links who have been sentenced in courts during November

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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 attempted murder and drug dealing.

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

Sentenced in Suffolk November 2021
Sentenced in Suffolk November 2021

Teenager locked up for 24 years after shooting friend in face

Jacob Talbot-Lummis, 16, of Carol Avenue, Martlesham, who shot his friend in the face in Kesgrave last year has been locked up for 24 years.

Talbot-Lummis, who was named for the first time after his sentencing, appeared at Ipswich Crown Court following a trial which found him guilty of attempted murder.

The trial had heard that on September 7, 2020, then 15-year-old Talbot-Lummis confronted the victim as he walked to school after driving to the scene in his father's car and having laid in wait for about an hour.

Jacob Talbot-Lummis
Jacob Talbot-Lummis

He then shot him in the face with a double-barrelled shotgun which he had taken from his grandfather's house.

The victim was in a life-threatening condition after the shooting with a major injury to his face and a brain injury that resulted in a stroke.

He underwent 13 surgical procedures, as well as spending six months in a rehabilitation facility. He will now have to receive life-long treatment.

Judge Martyn Levett told the court that Talbot-Lummis was ‘dangerous’ and called his attack on his classmate a planned and premeditated ‘ambush’.

Talbot-Lummis was sentenced to 24 years' detention, with a five-year extended licence period.

Man jailed for drug dealing and firearms offences

Charlie Newby, 22, of no fixed abode, was jailed for five and a half years following firearms and drug dealing offences in Ipswich.

Newby appeared before Ipswich Crown Court charged with two counts of possession with intent to supply Class A and possession of a firearm without a certificate.

He was also charged with possession of ammunition without a certificate and two counts of possession of a firearm when prohibited.

Charlie Newby. Picture: Suffolk Police
Charlie Newby. Picture: Suffolk Police

It followed a police raid on March 26 when officers attended an address on Ancaster Road as part of a preplanned operation.

Inside they discovered a quantity of Class A drugs, a knife and a firearm.

Newby was arrested and taken to Martlesham Police Investigation Centre where he was charged and remanded in custody.

He now faces five and a half years in prison.

Father and son avoid prison following firearms offences

Crispin Richards, 59, and Philip Richards, 24, both of Bridgewood Road, Woodbridge, were handed suspended prison sentences after admitting firearms offences.

The pair appeared before Ipswich Crown Court, where they avoided prison time after pleading guilty to possessing a prohibited weapon without authority.

They had also been charged with five other offences, including possession of a disguised firearm, namely a walking stick, which they denied and the court directed them to lay on file.

Ipswich Crown Court
Ipswich Crown Court

At the time of the arrest, Crispin Richards was a registered firearms dealer and Philip Richards was a firearms and shotgun certificate holder.

It came after a firearms licence check on October 15 last year, when officers found up to 800 weapons, component parts and losses ammunition unsecured throughout the address.

This breached the conditions of the registered firearms dealer certificate, and the weapons and ammunition were seized by officers.

Crispin Richards was sentenced to 24 months imprisonment, suspended for two years. He was also fined £5,000 and ordered to complete 250 hours of unpaid work.

Philip Richards was sentenced to 24 months imprisonment, suspended for two years. He was also ordered to complete 250 hours of unpaid work.

Their firearms certificates have been revoked and they must forfeit the weapons relating to their convictions for destruction.

Man sentenced to 45 months in jail after stealing £12,000 worth of belongings during burglaries

Connor Roche, 20, of Spinner Close, Ipswich, was sentenced to more than three and a half years in prison following a series of burglaries where £12,000 worth of items were stolen.

Roche appeared before Ipswich Magistrates' Court charged with five counts of attempted burglary and was jailed for 45 months.

He targeted properties in the Sproughton Road area on September 10 and stole a handbag, vehicle keys and an Audi A1 from a property on Shrubland Avenue on September 11.

Connor Roche. Picture: Suffolk Police
Connor Roche. Picture: Suffolk Police

He also faced two counts of interference with a motor vehicle on September 10, and he asked for another 19 offences that took place over a period from June 2 to September 12 to be taken into consideration.

These included seven burglaries, seven attempted burglaries, four thefts of motor vehicles and one criminal damage.

Over £12,000 worth of items were stolen, of which £11,000 was recovered, including several cars and motorbikes.

Roche has also been banned from driving for 34 and a half months.

Disqualified driver jailed after being caught behind wheel hours after ban

Agurim Xixa, 27, of Mansfield, was jailed for 12 weeks after being stopped by police while driving in Newmarket, hours after being disqualified from driving at Ipswich Magistrates' Court.

Xixa had initially appeared at the court on August 25 to admit driving without a licence or insurance and as part of his sentence, was banned from driving until he passed a driving test.

On the same day, shortly after his court appearance, he was stopped while driving on the A14 at Newmarket and arrested for driving whilst disqualified.

Ipswich Magistrates Court. Picture by Mark Westley
Ipswich Magistrates Court. Picture by Mark Westley

He later pleaded guilty at Ipswich Magistrates' Court, where he was sentenced to 12 weeks in prison and disqualified from holding or obtaining a driving licence for 12 months with an additional 42 days.

Man who shot wife and left her to die has two more years added to minimum prison sentence

Peter Hartshorne-Jones, 52, of Barham, who shot his wife and left her to die while he ate breakfast had more than two years added to his minimum prison term following clerical errors.

The registered gun dealer shot and killed his wife Silke, 42, of ten years in their family home on May 3 last year and was handed a 16-year-sentence with a minimum of eight years on October 21.

Ipswich Crown Court heard Judge Martyn Levett used a slip order to re-examine the sentencing after a clerical error left the minimum term miscalculated.

Peter Hartshorne-Jones. Picture: Suffolk Police
Peter Hartshorne-Jones. Picture: Suffolk Police

Judge Levett handed Hartshorne-Jones a further two years and eight months onto the minimum term, making it ten years and eight months before he can apply for parole.

Man jailed after causing a public nuisance by threatening to jump from bridge

Stuart Winney, 38, of Wherstead Road, Ipswich, who threatened to jump from the Orwell Bridge on the A14 near Ipswich, causing 4.5km delays in both directions, was handed a two and a half year sentence.

Winney pleaded guilty to causing a public nuisance following his arrest on August 7.

He admitted calling emergency services and threatening to jump from the bridge if his demands were not met.

Stuart Winney. Picture: Suffolk Police
Stuart Winney. Picture: Suffolk Police

Ten ambulances, coastguards, RNLI boats and police officers were called to the scene, which left hundreds of motorists stuck in gridlocked traffic for four hours.

The court was told that an estimated £166,000 of public money was lost during the four hour road closure.

The incident followed several other occasions where Winney frequented the bridge and threatened to jump from it.

Jessica Peck, representing Winney, told the court that the driving force behind the offence was a ‘traumatic event’ that occurred in June.

She added that he has undertaken an alcohol dependency course while in custody and wishes to receive counselling upon his release.

Judge Martyn Levett handed Winney a 30 month sentence, 15 months of which are to be spent in custody and a further 15 to be spent on licence after release.

Paedophile who travelled more than 150 miles and sexually assaulted young girl jailed

Gary Fenn, 50, of Saxon Road, Saxmundham, who travelled more than 150 miles to prey on a young girl in West Sussex was handed a nine year sentence.

Fenn, who was already a registered sex offender, appeared at Hove Crown Court where he was given a nine-year extended sentence, comprising five years imprisonment and a four-year extended period on prison release licence.

He had been convicted of sexually assaulting the girl, who was under 13, and of two breaches of Sex Offender Registration Notification requirements.

Gary Fenn. Picture: Sussex Police
Gary Fenn. Picture: Sussex Police

Fenn will also continue to be a registered sex offender for life and was given a Sexual Harm Prevention Order (SHPO) to last indefinitely, severely restricting his access to children and digital communication devices.

Det Con Emily Turner of the West Sussex Safeguarding Investigations Unit said: "In June this year Fenn, already registered sex offender, previously been convicted of offences involving indecent images of children, used a dating website to get to know a woman and travelled to Southwick in Sussex to meet her.

"He used this opportunity to meet and sexually touch her young daughter. However the girl quickly escaped the situation and informed her mother who then contacted the police.

"We swiftly investigated and arrested Fenn who was then charged on the authority of the CPS. He has been in custody ever since his arrest."

In sentencing him, Judge Shani Barnes said: "We cannot underestimate the damage caused to the family by Fenn taking this opportunity to offend."

Det Con Turner added: "The bravery of this young lady in standing up against what she knew to be wrong and by supporting this prosecution has undoubtedly kept other children safe from this predatory paedophile who has previous convictions for sexual offending."

Burglar jailed following series of break-ins and thefts in region

Wesley Maughan, 21, of Southernhay, Basildon, was jailed for three years following a string of burglaries and thefts in Suffolk and Norfolk.

Maughan was handed his sentence after he admitted to six thefts and two burglaries.

Victims were followed after withdrawing money from the bank and their vehicles were then broken into and their cash was stolen.

Wesley Maughan. Picture: Suffolk Police
Wesley Maughan. Picture: Suffolk Police

In one incident on December 1, 2020 on Renfrew Road, Ipswich, the victim arrived back to his van to find his driver's side window smashes and £4200, his passport and laptop stolen from behind his seat.

On October 26 another victim withdrew a large amount of cash from an Ipswich bank then parked his car in Bildeston for 45 minutes, leaving it locked. When he returned to his car and drove home he realised the cash had been stolen.

Jockey who punched and kicked ex-girlfriend sentenced

Adrian McCarthy, 42, who punched and kicked his ex-girlfriend was handed a community order and a £1,695 fine.

McCarthy, a veteran jockey, appeared at Suffolk Magistrates' Court following the assault on June 14.

The court heard he called at the home of Emily Massam in Newmarket just after 1am, and he had been drinking.

Jockey Adrian McCarthy. Picture: PA Images
Jockey Adrian McCarthy. Picture: PA Images

McCarthy, who was living in Newmarket at the time, but has since been living in Wiltshire, denied the single charge of assault but was found guilty at Suffolk Magistrates Court following a trial in October.

Magistrate Paul Thacker, sentenced McCarthy to an 18 months community order, including a rehabilitation activity programe for 30 days.

He was also fined £480, costs of £620, compensation of £500, and a surcharge of £95.

A restraining order was also made for 24 months not to contact Miss Massam directly or indirectly or to visit her address in Newmarket.

McCarthy was warned, if he broke this, he could face prison.

County Lines drug dealer who had links to Suffolk jailed

Aaron Murray, 25, of Tideswell Close, Braintree, Essex, who had links to County Lines drug deaing in Suffolk was jailed for five and a half years.

Murray was sentenced at Hove Crown Court, having previously admitted being concerned in the supply of crack cocaine and heroin.

Kieran Dice, 19, of Antlers Hill, London, E4, was sentenced to three years in jail earlier this year, having admitted being concerned in the supply of crack cocaine and heroin.

Aaron Murray. Picture: Sussex Police
Aaron Murray. Picture: Sussex Police

Intelligence and digital forensic work revealed that the pair had been operating the 'Hollywood' County Line from North East London into Essex, Suffolk and across the south east for several months.

Former hospital worker jailed for sexual offences against children

Jordan Ellis, 27, of Lawson Road, Lowestoft, was jailed for two years and eight months for attempting to incite children to engage in sexual activity.

Ellis, a former health worker, also admitting impersonating a police officer to try to get his job back.

Ellis, a former care assistant at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital and St John Ambulance volunteer, had admitted the following charges:

Jordan Ellis. Picture: Norfolk Police
Jordan Ellis. Picture: Norfolk Police
  • Three counts of attempting to incite three children aged under 13 to engage in sexual activity
  • Sending images of his body parts
  • Two counts of attempting sexual communication with a child with two children he believed were 14 and 15
  • Attempting to incite a child in sexual activity he believed to believed to be a 15-year-old girl
  • Making indecent images of children and distribution

He was also ordered to serve two months in prison for two counts of fraud to be taken into consideration and received a 10-year Sexual Harm Prevention Order, while devices found to contain illegal material were forfeited for destruction.

Man sentenced to six years behind bars in connection with County Lines drug dealing offences

Jah-mal Ohene-Darko, 27, of Watling Gardens, London, was jailed for six years in connection with drug offences that were linked to a County Lines operation in Ipswich.

Ohene-Darko appeared before Ipswich Crown Court where he was jailed for 71 months, having admitted the offences.

It came after police made a welfare check on an individual at a property in Ipswich's Bond Street.

Jah-mal Ohene-Darko. Picture: Suffolk Police
Jah-mal Ohene-Darko. Picture: Suffolk Police

After nobody opened the door, officers gained entry to the property and found two men inside.

Both were searched and a quantity of cash and three mobile phones were found.

Police investigations later established that the mobile phones were being used to run a County Line dealing operation.

Ohene-Darko was arrested and later charged for being concerned in the supply of crack cocaine and heroin.

A 25-year-old man was also arrested on suspicion of being concerned in the supply of a class A drug and also taken into custody. No further action was taken against him.

Lorry driver who caused death of hitchhiker avoids jail

Zachary Sutton, 38, of Fallowfield Walk, Bury St Edmunds, who caused the death of a hitchhiker by careless driving was handed a suspended prison sentence.

Sutton, clipped Egidijus Linauskas with his HGV's wing mirror while driving on the A143 at Pakenham on July 1, 2019.

Mr Linauskas, of no fixed abode but originally from Lithuania, was taken to Addenbrooke's Hospital, in Cambridge, following the incident, and died 10 days later.

Ipswich Crown Court
Ipswich Crown Court

Sutton was sentenced after pleading guilty to the incident at a hearing, also at Ipswich Crown Court, the previous month.

The court heard how Sutton had clipped Mr Linauskas, who was wearing dark clothing at the time of the incident, at around 40 to 42mph on a road with a 40mph speed limit, and for that reason he was not exceeding the speed limit.

But Judge David Pugh said Sutton's own experts noted he had 'ample' time to have avoided hitting Mr Linauskas.

In mitigation, Gareth Munday said his client's life had been 'turned upside down' since the incident, and he was 'ashamed' of what had happened.

Mr Munday also said his client 'immediately' started suffering from depression following the incident which he said was a 'momentary lapse of concentration'.

Sutton was sentenced to 24 weeks in prison, suspended for 12 months.

He must also carry out 240 hours of unpaid work, pay a victim surcharge, will be banned from driving for 12 months and must take a retest before being able to drive again.

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