Jailed in Norfolk and Suffolk in September: Children’s entertainer, boy racer and drugs pair
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Here is our monthly look back at some of the criminals jailed in Norfolk and Suffolk courts in September.
• A man who attacked and tried to throttle his former partner before hacking off her long hair was jailed for two and a half years.
Lee Emmery attacked the victim when she returned from a night out and accused her in a jealous rage of being unfaithful.
• A Norwich 'boy racer' was jailed for two years after being convicted of causing serious injury by dangerous driving following an incident where his Ford Mondeo collided with a Vauxhall Corsa pulling out of McDonald's, seriously injuring the four people inside.
On jailing Danny Wright, Recorder Alasdair Wilson said: 'You accept in those days you were a bit of a boy racer.'
• A children's party organiser, who raped a young girl, was sentenced to 17 years in jail and placed on the sex offender's register for life.
Lee Ornstein admitted four counts of raping a girl under 13 and prosecutor John Farmer said that after abusing the girl he threatened to kill her if she told anyone what he had done.
• Darren Fenn was sent back to a secure jail after leaving Hollesley Bay open prison without permission to buy alcohol before trying to smuggle it back in.
He pleaded guilty at Ipswich Crown Court to escaping from custody and is now in Norwich Prison as a result of the offences.
• Five men were jailed for a total of 112 years for conspiring to murder a man with a sawn-off shotgun at his home in Bury St Edmunds.
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Suffolk businessman Colin Deferia and four other men were convicted in May of conspiring to murder Jonathan Catchpole at his home in Forum Court in the town.
• A sex offender was jailed for life after terrorising three women in a crime rampage in rural Norfolk.
Kristof Lowery brutally raped a woman, then tried rape a teenager on an isolated country lane and then attacked another woman, who managed to scream and frighten him off.
• Two men were jailed for more than three years for supplying heroin to Great Yarmouth.
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Nathan Varley and Miguel Montique both pleaded guilty to conspiracy to supply heroin and were jailed for a total of seven years.
• Tevin Birmingham was found guilty by a jury at Norwich Crown Court for the manslaughter of 33-year-old Andrew McGowan.
He was sentenced to 15 years in prison, of which he will serve a minimum of 10 years. Birmingham was also ordered to serve a further five years on licence.
• A 43-year-old man was jailed for 18 years after being found guilty of raping, sexually assaulting and taking indecent images of a young girl.
Karl Raine, was found guilty of one count of rape, two sexual assaults and three counts of making and taking indecent images following a two and half week trial at Norwich Crown Court. He had pleaded not guilty, meaning his victim had to give evidence against him during the trial; however a jury found him guilty of all six counts.