A child rapist and a crack dealer are among those who have been jailed this month.

Leroy Johnson

Eastern Daily Press: Leroy Johnson was jailed for seven years earlier this monthLeroy Johnson was jailed for seven years earlier this month (Image: Norfolk Police)

Leroy Johnson - who has 15 previous convictions - was released on bail in September 2018 after a drugs raid in Norwich and while on bail was arrested at least twice in London.

The courts heard on one occasion, he was caught lobbing drugs and mobile phones to prisoners inside Brixton jail. He was later arrested in the capital with drugs and a knife.

Jailing him for seven years at Norwich Crown Court on July 26, Judge Anthony Bate said he had played a "significant role" in an operation to supply drugs on Norwich streets.

Richard Cosburn

Eastern Daily Press: Richard Cosburn was given a life sentence for sex offences against childrenRichard Cosburn was given a life sentence for sex offences against children (Image: Norfolk Police)

Fifty-six-year-old Richard Cosburn was found guilty of 23 sex offences against four victims, none of who can be identified for legal reasons, including 10 counts of rape, between August 2001 and October 2020.

Cosburn, formerly of Mill Road, Great Yarmouth, admitted three counts of rape against one female child victim as well as four counts of assault by penetration, two counts of sexual assault of a child under 13 and taking indecent images of a child.

Imposing a life sentence with a minimum of 12 years in prison, Judge Katharine Moore said Cosburn "remained a danger to male and female children, particularly those of primary school age or under".

Ben Valentine and Stevie Quigg

Eastern Daily Press: Ben Valentine and Stevie Quigg were jailed for a collective 33 monthsBen Valentine and Stevie Quigg were jailed for a collective 33 months (Image: Norfolk Police)

Five high-end vehicles were stolen from driveways between April 16 and July 20 last year, ranging in value from £13,500 to £90,000.

Gang members Jonathan Fearnley, 33, of Newbegin Road in Norwich, Stevie Quigg, 32, and Ben Valentine, 37, were subsequently charged with multiple counts of motor vehicle theft after being tracked down by police.

Valentine and Quigg were handed 12 and 21 month sentences respectively, while an arrest warrant was issued for Fearnley after he failed to appear in court to be sentenced.

Dean Mountain

Eastern Daily Press: Dean Mountain was given an extended 22 year sentenceDean Mountain was given an extended 22 year sentence (Image: Norfolk Constabulary)

Dean Mountain, 53, was in his 30s when he carried out the "very, very serious campaign of child sex abuse" against his victims, who were all under 13 at the time of the offending, between 1989 and 2004.

Mountain appeared at Norwich Crown Court to be sentenced having been convicted of eight counts of indecent assault and one of indecency with a child following a trial at King's Lynn Crown Court earlier this year.

Mountain, who now lives in Kent but was previously from Thetford, was given an extended 22-year sentence, made up of 14 years of custody and eight years on licence.

Diogo Menezes

Eastern Daily Press: Diogo Menezes was found with 563 wraps of crack cocaineDiogo Menezes was found with 563 wraps of crack cocaine (Image: Norfolk Constabulary)

Diogo Menezes, 20, was intercepted by surveillance officers in Great Yarmouth with 563 wraps of crack cocaine weighing more than 48g earlier this year.

Menezes, who is of no fixed abode, had come to this country from Portugal in September last year.

Pleading guilty to conspiracy to supply crack cocaine, he was sentenced to 28 months in a young offenders institution, having participated in a "pernicious trade which causes significant harm, destruction and misery to the communities of Norfolk".