Lincolnshire

Behind bars: Lincolnshire criminals locked up in April 2017

Murderers, child sex offenders, drug smugglers… courts in Lincolnshire have this month jailed criminals for a host of serious offences.

Take a look at some of the Lincolnshire offenders convicted in April:


Jacob Crook

Jacob Crook outside Lincoln Crown Court. Photo: John Aron

Jacob Crook, 30, from Woodhall Spa, was jailed for three years after he spent four months chatting online with what he thought was a 13-year-old schoolgirl requesting photographs of her and asking to take her virginity.

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David Pleasants

David Pleasants was jailed for 14 years

David Pleasants, 57, was jailed for 14 years for his role in an £80 million attempted cocaine smuggling ring.

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Robert Ellis

Robert Ellis was jailed for nine years. Photo: Essex Police

Robert Ellis, 50, was jailed for nine years for grooming and sexual activity with teenage boys during his time as a football coach.

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Gytis Griskevicius

Gytis Griskevicius was jailed for life

Gytis Griskevicius, 32, from Boston was handed a life sentence for beating and drowning his estranged wife, Marina Erte.

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Stephen Southerby

Stephen Southerby

Stephen Southerby was jailed for two and a half years after he indecently touched a teenage girl and persuaded her to perform a sex act on him.

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Mary Jane Taylor

Mary Jane Taylor was jailed for two years

Mary Jane Taylor, 57, was jailed for two years after she left her husband, Alan, 58, with a “useless” left arm when she discharged two shots from the weapon at him.

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Jake Hardy

Jake Hardy was jailed for 32 months. He caused the death of his best friend after crashing while speeding.

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Lewis Chapman

Lewis Chapman, 23, was jailed for five years after he pleaded guilty to GBH on Mablethorpe High Street on July 23, 2015.

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Wendy Thompson

Wendy Thompson. Photo: Metropolitan Police

Wendy Thompson, 53, was jailed for two years and three months after she pleaded guilty at the Old Bailey in London to causing death by dangerous driving and to causing serious injury by dangerous driving.

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Shaun Coles

Shaun Coles. Photo: Lincolnshire Police

Shaun Coles, 24,  was jailed for 30 months after he committed a sex offence against a 12-year-old girl.

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John Johnstone

John Johnstone. Photo: Police Scotland

John Johnstone, 50, was jailed for nine years for raping and abusing a child.

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Christopher Parsons

Christopher Parsons has been jailed for 15 years.

Christopher Parsons was jailed for 15 years after he was found guilty of raping a 10-year-old girl.

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Shane Oakden

Shane Oakden

Shane Oakden was jailed for three years after he groomed a 13-year-old schoolgirl using social media sites, sending her explicit photographs of himself.

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