Murderers, sex offenders, robbers and violent thugs… courts in Lincolnshire and the rest of the region have had a busy start to 2017, jailing criminals for a whole host of serious offences.
Take a look at some of the Lincolnshire offenders convicted in the first two and a bit months of the year:
Paul Parker, who ran a hotel in Skegness from the late 1980s, was jailed for 14 years after admitting rape and other sex attacks on young boys.
Jason Baker, from Holbeach, who arranged to meet victim Michael Timmins, who was then robbed of cash and cannabis, was jailed for four-and-a-half years at Lincoln Crown Court.
Callum Bedford, 28, of Lairgate Place, Cleethorpes, was sentenced to 14 years in prison after admitting to a string of sexual offences against a girl under the age of two – including attempted rape.
Christopher Magee, 31, was jailed for life at Nottingham Crown Court following a vicious three-hour assault on a woman, where he poured bleach on the woman before trying to set her on fire, and also urinated on her.
Two of his accomplices from Grantham were also sent to prison.
Casey Scott, 29, from Skegness, was jailed for life after he murdered a Romanian sex worker after luring her to his home.
Thomas Thorpe, from Boston, was jailed for two years and eight months after he slashed his partner with a craft knife as she lay in bed.
Paranoid schizophrenic Joseph Kaczkowski, 53, from Grimsby, viciously beat his blind 93-year-old mum senseless in a row over money.
Kaczkowski was given an indefinite detention order under the Mental Health Act at Grimsby Crown Court.
Ruslanas Solovjovas, 39, was jailed for 14 months after he shot five people with an air rifle in Boston.
Kurtis Lamptey and Reece Francis
Kurtis Lamptey and his accomplice Reece Francis were jailed after robbing a Spalding mobile phone shop at knifepoint leaving staff terrified.
Lamptey was jailed for three years with his sentence to run consecutively to a six year jail sentence he received in June 2016, Francis was jailed for two years and eight months.
Gregory Willis, from Grantham, was jailed for 14 years after he broke into a house in the town and attempted to rape 94-year-old woman.
Joshua O’Dea, 26, from Grimsby, was jailed for 13-and-a-half-years after he admitted robbery at George Hewitt and Son Jewellers in Victoria Street on March 15, 2016.
Alan Boulter, 52, of Pershore Avenue, Grimsby, was jailed for 20 months after he arranged to pay what he believed to be an underage girl £50 for “naughty fun” outside Grimsby railway station.
Michael Roles, 64, was jailed for 18 years after being found guilty of 15 sexual offences against children.
Scott Cheetham, from Skegness, was jailed for 40 months after he was caught with a stash of crack cocaine and heroin when he was stopped by police.
Patrick Kiyama, 27, was jailed for four years after he started a fire in his cell at a Lincolnshire immigration centre.