The latest offenders who have learned their fate before Nottingham courts
In the latest cases to go to court this month, seven men have been jailed and a sixth offender has been placed in juvenile detention. Crimes covered included a fraudster targeting the elderly, a burglar who ransacked the home of a West Bridgford pensioner and a vicious metal gas canister attack that left the victim with significant head injuries.
Read about their cases here:
This scammer used to tell people a sobbing story to steal money. Arfan Choudry has spent the last four months targeting elderly people in the Basford, Wollaton, Arboretum and Forest Fields areas of Nottingham – and telling them a sobbing story in order to get money.
The 49-year-old, who is not a permanent resident, appeared at Nottingham Magistrates’ Court on Monday February 6 after being charged with 10 counts of fraud by false information and sentenced to 24 weeks in prison. Read the whole story here
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Convicted burglar Dean Holm, 33, of no fixed address, broke into a pensioners’ home in Valley Road, West Bridgford, between New Year’s Eve last year and January 3 this year.
He was sentenced to three years in prison after admitting to the burglary. Read the whole story here
Reuben Commons, 25, pushed a cab driver out of his car and stole his vehicle. He only managed to drive about 50 meters before he got out and collided with a parked car.
Commons, of Ulgham Close, Arnold, appeared at Nottingham Crown Court on Friday February 3 after pleading guilty to aggravated assault, aggravated vehicle seizure and property damage. He was jailed for a total of 32 months and ordered to pay the victim £187. Read the whole story here
A man underwent brain surgery after being hit in the head with a metal gas canister and chased through the streets. The victim, in his 20s, was attacked around 9.30pm on Monday 18 July in the area of Newgate Lane in Mansfield.
Macs Watson, aged 23, of Mellish Road, Langold, pleaded guilty to intentionally causing grievous bodily harm and was sentenced to seven years in prison. Thomas Payne, aged 26, of Birkland Street, Mansfield, pleaded guilty to racketeering and was sentenced to 16 months in prison. Read the whole story here
Shoplifter Corey Fawsitt, 20, with no fixed address, told an employee he was going to “smash his face in” after stealing pork chops from the Co-op shop in Beckhampton Road, Bestwood.
At Mansfield Magistrates’ Court he was jailed for three months and given a 12-month criminal conduct order barring him from entering the store. He pleaded guilty to three counts of theft, three counts of using threatening, abusive or abusive words or conduct, and one other count of ordinary assault. Read the whole story here
Kash Brookes, 32, of Widecombe Lane, Clifton, pleaded guilty to possession of drugs with intent to serve a suspended sentence and violate. The case involved the seizure of cannabis vapes and refills, amphetamine, cannabis and cash.
Recorder Balraj Bhatia sentenced Brookes to 27 months in prison and ordered a confinement hearing adjourned. Read the whole story here