Jailed in Norfolk in July: Dealer who swallowed his stock, sex offender and woman who stabbed her lodger
Here is our monthly look back at some of the criminals who were jailed in Norfolk courts in July.
• Troy Anderson, 29, from London, was jailed for 40 months after admitting to dangerous driving and possession of cocaine.
Norwich Crown Court heard how he refused to stop for police on Winfarthing Avenue, King’s Lynn, and instead drove off at speed in his Astra overtaking cars and forcing other road users to move out the way. It was found he had swallowed 80 wraps of cocaine and 49 wraps of heroin.
• Pensioner Gerald Renouf, 72, was sentenced to five years in jail for a catalogue of sexual assaults on a young girl.
He carried out the assaults over ten years ago but it was only recently that the victim had the courage to come forward about the abuse. Aswell as well as receiving a jail sentence, was placed on the sex offenders’ register.
• Agnieszka Kusmierz, 33, who lived in Thetford, stabbed her lodger and threatened to kill him.
The court heard how the 34-year-old victim, whose heart stopped beating at one point, collapsed on the floor and could not remember anything until he woke up in hospital. Kusmierz was given an extended 13-and-a-half-year sentence under which she was jailed for nine-and-a-half years and will serve four years on extended licence.
• Liam Richardson, 28, who was employed by The Care Company based in King’s Lynn was jailed for 20 months for siphoning £13,000 from elderly stroke victim’s bank account.
The Care Company had been concerned that money was being taken from the victim and shortly after Richardson was dismissed they found him in the victim’s house. The court heard it was discovered that considerable amounts of money had been taken and police were contacted.
• Matthew Brown, 34, was sentenced to two years in jail after he robbed a woman in Norwich.
The thief, who has 55 convictions for 154 previous offences, spotted the trainee solicitor walking in the city weighed down with bags and followed her. Members of the public managed to retrieve her purse, but Matthew Brown escaped - only to be snared by police who found his DNA on a hat that he left behind in the struggle. He was sentenced to two years in prison.
• Aaron Hewson, 29, of Draper Way Norwich, was jailed for 38 months for robbery and assaulting two police officers.
After robbing a Danish visitor to the city, who he followed into the toilet to rob, Hewson refused to comply with police and injured one male and one female police officer, The court heard that Hewson had a number of previous convictions including a conviction for robbery.
• Ryan Marjoram, 27, was given a six month jail sentence and a restraining order after breaking his partner’s finger during a row.
Judge Holt told him: “This relationship is at an end. Leave her alone and let her get on with her life.”
• Sonia Simpson, 52, of Green Street, Great Yarmouth, was jailed for 14 years for stabbing her ex-husband.
Simpson was convicted of causing grievous bodily harm with intent on December 23, last year, and perverting the course of justice, following a trial. Mark Roochove, for Simpson, said she now accepted the relationship was over with her ex-partner and said: “She of course has difficulties coming to terms that the man she loves no longer wishes to see her.”
• Brendan Burt, 36, of Coronation Terrace, Great Yarmouth, was jailed for five years after admitting to blackmail, and causing actual bodily harm.
Burt repeatedly punched and kicked a 53-year-old victim and kept demanding cash over an alleged debt, even ransacking his home looking for money, Norwich Crown Court heard. His accomplice Michelle Bowler, 33, was sentenced separately. She admitted to blackmail and received a 21 month sentence,
• Glenn Burrows, 33, from North Walsham, was given a 22 month sentence for selling illegal TV set-top boxes.
The devices, called Oobersticks, which were imported from China, were then distributed to customers by his co-defendant Darren Wicks, 45. The court heard more than £500,000 was paid into the firm’s bank account, meaning an estimated 3,000 devices were sold. Wicks, from Chippenham in Wiltshire, was given a 20-month sentence suspended for two years.