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Jailed in Norfolk in September: Drug dealers, rapist, and a man who murdered his neighbour

PUBLISHED: 13:59 04 October 2018 | UPDATED: 15:53 04 October 2018

Nathaniel Douglas (left), Kevin Gray (center), and Danny Williams (right). Photo: Norfolk Constabulary

Nathaniel Douglas (left), Kevin Gray (center), and Danny Williams (right). Photo: Norfolk Constabulary

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Here is our monthly look back at some of the criminals who were jailed in Norfolk courts in September.

• Frank Benet

Benet, 36, of no fixed address was sentenced to five years and four months at King’s Lynn Crown Court last month after pleading guilty to 25 burglaries across Norfolk and Suffolk. After being charged with four counts of burglary, Benet worked with officers from Suffolk Constabulary’s Operation Converter, an initiative encouraging offenders to own up to previous crimes, where he admitted to another 21 burglaries.

Frank Benet, 36, has been jailed for more than five years after admitting to 25 burglaries PIcture: SUFFOLK POLICEFrank Benet, 36, has been jailed for more than five years after admitting to 25 burglaries PIcture: SUFFOLK POLICE

• Danny Williams

Williams, 27, of Godric place, murdered a neighbour in his Norwich flat after she complained about loud music. In a victim impact statement read out at the sentencing hearing by prosecutor Andrew Thompson, Ms Ali’s sister said the whole thing had been a horrific experience and said the injuries inflicted on her sister were so severe she could not at first even recognise the body. Williams was sentenced to a minimum of 24 years in prison.

27-year-old Danny Williams of Godric Place in Norwich was convicted by a jury following a two-week trial at Norwich Crown Court. Picture: Norfolk Constabulary27-year-old Danny Williams of Godric Place in Norwich was convicted by a jury following a two-week trial at Norwich Crown Court. Picture: Norfolk Constabulary

• Gary Franks

Franks, 31, appeared at Norwich Crown Court last month charged with burglary, assaulting a police officer, theft of a vehicle, and dangerous driving. Franks represented himself after Neil Guest, mitigating, informed the court his client was seeking new representation, following a break in proceedings. He received a sentence of three years and eight months.

Gary Franks was jailed for three years and eight months. Photo: Norfolk PoliceGary Franks was jailed for three years and eight months. Photo: Norfolk Police

• James newton

Newton, 27, of no fixed address, appeared at Norwich Crown Court last month charged with supplying class A drugs. He dealt the substance to an officer with the code name Tommo, during Operation Granary, a Norfolk police operation targeting county lines networks bringing heroin and crack cocaine in to the region. He was sentenced for 30 months.

James Newton was jailed for 30 months after dealing crack cocaine to an undercover police officer. Photo: Norfolk PoliceJames Newton was jailed for 30 months after dealing crack cocaine to an undercover police officer. Photo: Norfolk Police

• Nathaniel Douglas

Douglas, 20, was one of scores of people arrested as part of Norfolk Police’s Operation Granary, which is targeting county lines networks dealing heroin and crack cocaine. He appeared at Norwich Crown Court last month and was sentence to two years.

Nathaniel Douglas, aged 20. Photo: Norfolk ConstabularyNathaniel Douglas, aged 20. Photo: Norfolk Constabulary

• Eddie Stannard

Stannard, 39, was also arrested as part of Operation Granary. Stannard, whose brother Steve was stabbed to death in November 2016, was caught dealing heroin to an undercover officer on two occasions. He was sentenced to three years.

Eddie Stannard, whose brother Steve was stabbed to death in November 2016, was caught dealing heroin to an undercover officer on two occasions. Photo: PoliceEddie Stannard, whose brother Steve was stabbed to death in November 2016, was caught dealing heroin to an undercover officer on two occasions. Photo: Police

• Richard Law, Ben Matthews, Mark Wheatland, Rufin Mwamba Kongolo, Michael Katnidi, Manley Vidal and Neil Brewster

Seven men were jailed last month for dealing Class A drugs in Norwich. They were caught in an undercover police sting and jailed for a combined total of 27 years.

From left to right top to bottom, Richard Law, Ben Matthews, Mark Wheatland, Rufin Mwamba Kongolo, Michael Katnidi, Manley Vidal and Neil Brewster. The seven were jailed for a combined 27 years for dealing Class A drugs in Norwich. Photo: Norfolk policeFrom left to right top to bottom, Richard Law, Ben Matthews, Mark Wheatland, Rufin Mwamba Kongolo, Michael Katnidi, Manley Vidal and Neil Brewster. The seven were jailed for a combined 27 years for dealing Class A drugs in Norwich. Photo: Norfolk police

•Abdul Bailey

Bailey, 21, was convicted unanimously by a jury at Norwich Crown Court in March of possessing a semi-automatic pistol, two counts of possessing a firearm with intent to cause fear of violence, and possessing a firearm and ammunition when prohibited following a prison sentence. He was jailed for eight years last month.

Abdul Baily was jailed for 8 years for firearms offences and perverting course of justice. Picture: Norfolk ConstabularyAbdul Baily was jailed for 8 years for firearms offences and perverting course of justice. Picture: Norfolk Constabulary

• Gary Carver

Carver, 46, started dealing on behalf of the ‘Scouse Macca’ drug line in order to pay his debts or get free drugs, Norwich Crown Court heard. He was sentenced last month to 30 months in prison for selling heroin to an undercover police officer.

Gary Carver was jailed for 30 months. Photo: Norfolk PoliceGary Carver was jailed for 30 months. Photo: Norfolk Police

• Ali Kahn

Kahn, 26, was found with 18 wraps of heroin, 35 wraps of cocaine and £709 in cash when he was arrested by police on April 17 this year. This month he was sentenced to four years in prison at Norwich Crown Court.

Ali Khan was found with 18 wraps of heroin, 35 wraps of cocaine and £709 in cash when he was arrested by police on April 17 this year. Photo: Norfolk PoliceAli Khan was found with 18 wraps of heroin, 35 wraps of cocaine and £709 in cash when he was arrested by police on April 17 this year. Photo: Norfolk Police

• Ryan Smith

Smith, 42, carried out his 13th city robbery on July 9 and was jailed at Norwich Crown Court on last month. The criminal, who has targeted people and shops in Norwich since the 1990s, has been jailed for an extended 10 year sentence after robbing an 18 year old cashier with a water pistol.

Ryan Smith was sentanced to a 10 year extended sentence for robbery and an imitation firearm. Picture: Norfolk ConstabularyRyan Smith was sentanced to a 10 year extended sentence for robbery and an imitation firearm. Picture: Norfolk Constabulary

• Kevin Gray

Gray, 53, was sentenced to 16 years in prison last month for rape and sexual assault on a child. Gray, who plied a girl with cannabis and alcohol before raping her, was told by a judge that he had stolen the victim’s teenage years and caused her severe psychological harm.

Kevin Gray was jailed for 16 years for rape and sexual assault on a child. Picture: Norfolk ConstabularyKevin Gray was jailed for 16 years for rape and sexual assault on a child. Picture: Norfolk Constabulary

• Sonny Ball

Ball, 24, was jailed for 20 months last month after admitting to robbing five women in crime stretching back three years. Ball, of no fixed abode, was caught after his latest robbery, of a woman in his 70s on Eleanor Road in Norwich on August 1.

A 24 year old man was jailed for 20 months after pleading guilty to robbery. Sonny Ball, of no fixed abode, also admitted other offences undr Operation Converter. Picture: Suffolk PoliceA 24 year old man was jailed for 20 months after pleading guilty to robbery. Sonny Ball, of no fixed abode, also admitted other offences undr Operation Converter. Picture: Suffolk Police

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