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Behind bars: Lincolnshire criminals locked up in September 2017

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Child sex offenders, drunk drivers and burglars… courts in Lincolnshire have this month jailed criminals for a host of serious offences.

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


Brett Russell and Sean Kelly Smith

Brett Russell, 23, (left) and Sean Kelly Smith, 32, (right) have been sentenced. Photo: Lincolnshire Police

Two burglars were jailed after targeting farms across Lincolnshire.

Brett Russell, 23, of Theaker Avenue, Gainsborough, was sentenced to 18 months imprisonment and Sean Kelly Smith, 32, of Noel Street, Gainsborough, was sentenced to 22 months.

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Robert Foster

Robert Foster has been jailed for two years

Robert Foster, 49, of Northhumberland Avenue, Stamford, was jailed for two years after he failed to stop after he ran down an off-duty police officer as he cycled home.

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The Rooneys

Nine members of a notorious Rooney family were handed jail sentences toiling 79 years and seven months for running a modern-day slavery camp.

  • Patrick Rooney, 31 – 15 years and nine months
  • John Rooney, 31 – 15 years and six months
  • Martin Rooney, 57 – 10 years and nine months
  • Bridget Rooney, 55 – Seven years
  • Martin Rooney, 35 – Two years, suspended for two years
  • Martin Rooney, 23 – Six years and nine months
  • Patrick Rooney, 54 – 12 months, suspended for two years
  • John Rooney, 53 – Five years and 10 months
  • Peter Doran, 36 – Six years
  • Gerard Rooney, 46 – Six years
  • Lawrence Rooney, 47 – Six years

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Michael Roseberry

Michael Roseberry

Michael Roseberry, 44, who lived in the Sutton Bridge area, was jailed for five-and-a-half-years after he encouraged a string of underage girls from across the UK to send him naked photographs online.

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Aurimas Butkys

Aurimas Butkys escaped police custody while still wearing handcuffs. Photo: Lincolnshire Police

Aurimas Butkys, 25, of Chaucer’s Way, Spalding, was jailed for 16 months after he was arrested and then vaulted an eight feet high gate to escape from the car park at Boston Police Station.

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John Bailey

Photo: Steve Smailes for Lincolnshire Reporter

John Bailey, 76, formerly of Lincoln but now living in Leeds, was jailed for six years after admitting 25 charges of indecently assaulting young girls.

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Chelsea Adams

Chelsea Adams has been jailed

Chelsea Adams, 22, of Primrose Close, Skegness, was jailed for 12 months after she armed herself with a knife and threatened to stab anyone who approached her.

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Also sentenced this month:


Paul Whiteside

Paul Whiteside. Photo: Lincolnshire Reporter

Paul Whiteside, 47, formerly of the Louth area but now of Skinner Street, Creswell, was given a 10 month jail sentence, suspended for two years after he was found guilty of the abduction of a 15-year-old schoolgirl.

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Faith Jenkinson

Faith Jenkinson has been given a suspended sentence. Photo: Steve Daniels

Faith Jenkinson, 45, now of Hollowgate Hill, Willoughton, was sentenced to a suspended four-month prison term and ordered to carry out 150 hours of unpaid work after she falsely claimed benefits while living with a new partner.

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