Lincolnshire

Behind bars: Lincolnshire criminals locked up in August

Three robbers involved in a violent knifepoint robbery and a man who carried out unprovoked attacks on elderly men were among those jailed across the county in August.

A convicted rapist was also recalled to prison after failing to comply with his probation conditions.

Here’s a summary of notable court reports from last month:


Paul Blake, Luke Page and Johny Murray

Paul Blake, Luke Page and John Murray were all jailed for their part in the robbery.

Three robbers were sent to prison for over 16 years for their parts in a violent knifepoint robbery in Grimsby.

  • Paul Blake, 39, was jailed for six years and three months for robbery, as well as 21 months for possession of a knife which will run concurrently
  • Luke Page, 37, was jailed for six years and three months for robbery
  • John Murray, 42, was jailed for four years and 10 months for robbery. He also got eight months for possession of a knife, but both sentences will run concurrently

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Barry Wrightson

Barry Wrightson has been jailed for 14 years, Photo: Humberside Police

Barry Wrightson, 79, was jailed for 14 years after raping one of his victims and telling her he would kill her if she told anyone.

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Elliott Challis

Elliott Challis was jailed for over 10 years. Photo: Humberside Police

Elliott Challis was jailed for 10 years and six months for three heartless and unprovoked attacks on elderly and vulnerable men, including one victim who sustained a fractured skull.

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Ryan Hiller

Ryan Hiller was jailed for eight years. Photo: Lincolnshire Police

Ryan Hiller, 29, was jailed for eight years after putting a 14-year-old schoolgirl through a four hour sex ordeal.

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Ricky Nicholls

Ricky Nicholls was jailed for seven years. Photo: Lincolnshire Police

Ricky Lee Nicholls, 42, was jailed for seven years for causing a head-on collision which left a widow dead and her friend seriously injured.

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Kyle Bevington

Kyle Bevington was jailed for four years. Photo: Lincolnshire Police

Kyle Bevington, 32, was jailed for four years after staging two knife point hold-ups within 24 hours in a bid to get cash.

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Jordan Simpson

Jordan Simpson.

Jordan Simpson, 24, was jailed for 15 months after throttling his partner and leaving her terrified she was going to die.

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Karl Schade

Karl Schade.

Karl Schade, 44, was jailed for 12 months after attacking a complete stranger and leaving him with a shattered cheekbone.

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William Clawson

William Gary Clawson. Photo: Lincolnshire Police

Wanted rapist William Clawson, 27, was recalled to prison last month after failing to comply with his probation conditions. He was located by police in the Burton Road area of Lincoln.

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