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Behind bars: Lincolnshire criminals locked up in February

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A murderer, a child rapist, and a man who was part of a group that brutally stabbed and beat up another male in the street, were among those to be given the longest jail sentences in February.

Here’s a summary of notable February’s court reports from Lincolnshire Reporter:


Andrei-Mihai Simion-Munteanu

Andrei-Mihai Simion-Munteanu. Photo: John Aron

A computer software student who strangled his mother and bludgeoned her partner to death with a hammer was convicted of their murders and jailed for life.

Andrei-Mihai Simion-Munteanu, 22, left the bodies of Leela Monti, 51, and Robert Tully, 71, at his mother’s bungalow in Lincoln Road, Branston, and then took Mr Tully’s 4×4 car and toured the UK.

He was jailed for life and ordered to serve a minimum of 32 years before he can be considered for parole.

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David Hough

David Hough.

A Scunthorpe child rapist who has been jailed for life was caught when he took indecent pictures and uploaded them online. David Hough, 56, of Derwent Road, Scunthorpe was sentenced at Grimsby Crown Court on Tuesday, February 18.

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Life sentence for brutal murder of Grace Millane

*Police did not issue any photos of the defendant

A 28-year-old man who strangled a former Lincoln student to death during sex before stuffing her body inside a suitcase has been sentenced to life imprisonment, with a minimum of 17 years jail time.

Grace Millane, a graduate from the University of Lincoln and former hockey club vice captain, was on a trip to New Zealand when she went on a date with the man, who still cannot be named for legal reasons and keeps name suppression after sentencing. The backpacker’s body was later found stuffed in a suitcase in bushland outside Auckland, New Zealand.

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Liam Milligan

Liam Milligan. Photo: Humberside Police

Liam Milligan, 23, who was part of a group that brutally stabbed and beat up a man in the street in Grimsby, was jailed for 15 years.

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Stephen Doughty

Stephen Doughty has been jailed for 12 years

An ex-forces Lincoln man, who took pictures of himself raping a woman, was jailed for 12 years. Stephen Doughty, 62, caused “incalculable damage” to his victim who had been completely unaware of what was happening to her.

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David Wright

David Wright has been jailed for 12 years. Photo: Lincolnshire Police

David Wright, 79, has been jailed for 12 years for a string of historical child sex offences, including raping a young girl.

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Michael Winchester

Michael Winchester.

A Grimsby robber who threatened lone women with hammers and knives was jailed for 12 years. Michael Winchester, 34, of no fixed abode, was told by a judge that he committed “serious and cowardly offences”.

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Lee Ives & Michael Bartholomew

Lee Ives and Michael Bartholomew have each been jailed for 12 years. Photo: Lincolnshire Police

Lee Ives and Michael Bartholomew were each jailed for 12 years for attempting to stab an Alford home owner during an aggravated burglary, after they broke into the “wrong house”.

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Mohammed Uddin

Mohammed Uddin.

Indian restaurant owner Mohammed Uddin, 45, of Augusta Street in Grimsby, was jailed for 10 years for raping a woman on a beach in Cleethorpes.

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John Wass & Marc Davies

John Wass (left) and Marc Davies (right) have each been jailed for eight years. Photo: Humberside Police

John Wass, 34, of no fixed abode and Marc Davies, 39, of Warley Road in Scunthorpe were each jailed for eight years for violently beating their victim with a wheel brace.

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Anton Watson

Anton Watson.

A Grimsby man who killed a pedestrian when he got behind the wheel of a car drunk, on drugs and disqualified has been jailed for six years and eight months. Anton Watson, 31, was speeding when he killed Mark Andrew Batty on Saturday, December 7 on Scartho Road in Grimsby and left him in the street to die.

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Lee Blatchford

A drunken driver, who got behind the wheel after downing nine pints of lager, mounted the kerb and knocked over a pedestrian leaving his victim with fatal injuries, Lincoln Crown Court was told. Lee Blatchford was jailed for six years and disqualified from driving for six years.

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Harlom Everett & Jordan Vaughan

Everett and Vaughan were jailed for their part. Photo: Leicestershire Police

Police caught out three people from Boston who were part of a major conspiracy to supply drugs across the country.

  • Jordan Vaughan, 24, of Powell Street, Boston, Lincolnshire, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to supply Class A and B drugs and was sentenced to six years in prison
  • Jacob Holland, 24, of Judge Close, Boston, Lincolnshire, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to supply Class B drugs and was sentenced to 12 months in prison, suspended for two years. He will also be required to carry out 150 hours unpaid work
  • Harlom Everett, 24, of Fishtoft Road, Boston, Lincolnshire, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to supply Class A and B drugs. He was sentenced to six years and eight months in prison

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Oliver Hargreives

Oliver Hargreives was sentenced to five years in jail. Photo: Humberside Police

Oliver Hargreives, 29, who baited police on his own wanted appeal with a “Catch me if you can” comment, was sentenced to five years in jail.

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Alin-Ionut Apostu and Alexandru Mocanu

Alin-Ionut Apostu and Alexandru Mocanu have both been jailed. Photo: Lincolnshire Police

Two men who carried out a vicious attack after sexually assaulting a teenage woman in Lincoln city centre were jailed at Lincoln Crown Court.

Alin-Ionut Apostu and Alexandru Mocanu pinched the bottom of the 19-year-old and then launched a violent attack on her male friend leaving him unconscious lying in a pool of blood on the ground.

Apostu was sent to a young offenders’ institution for five years and four months. Mocanu was jailed for four years and eight months. Both men were placed on the sex offenders’ register for seven years.

The sexual assault victim previously spoke to The Lincolnite about her experience and said she no longer feels safe on Lincoln’s streets. Her male friend said “I lost everything” when speaking out about the savage attack.

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Jessica Fitzgerald

Jessica Fitzgerald has been jailed. Photo: Humberside Police

Grimsby woman Jessica Fitzgerald, 27, from Crosby Road in Grimsby, threatened to shoot police officers with an imitation firearm and assaulted a fellow prisoner. She was sentenced to five years in jail.

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Jeffrey Powell

Jeffrey Powell.

A brazen pervert from Boston had a picture of naked young girls as his computer screensaver when police visited him over reports of sexual assault. Jeffrey Powell, 67, of Skirbeck Road, Boston, was jailed for four years.

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Jason Dixon

Jason Dixon has been jailed.

Jason Dixon, 25, of Mary Street in Scunthorpe, was jailed for three years for trying to steal money from a mobility scooter riding pensioner.

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Lee Ross

Lee Ross.

Homeless shoplifter Lee Ross, 46, who threatened staff at a supermarket in Lincoln with a syringe has been jailed for more than two years.

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Carlene Bennett

Carlene Bennett was jailed for two years and two months. Photo: Cambridgeshire Police

A woman from near Lincolnshire has been jailed for over two years for attacking her ex-partner with a carving knife, laptop and mop handle when he ended their relationship. Carlene Bennett, 31, of Stow Road in Wisbech, was sentenced to two years and two months in prison.

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Ben Walster

Ben Walster. Photo: Lincolnshire Police

Ben Walster, 34, of Gainsborough, broke a restraining order by living with his partner and was jailed for 12 months.

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Omarr Koroma

Omarr Koroma was caught with fake money.

A Lincoln man who used a fake £50 note to buy shopping from a High Street store was caught when he returned to the same shop two days later to try and repeat the scam. Omarr Koroma, 31, was jailed for 12 months.

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Robert Grayson

Robert Grayson was sentenced to 26 weeks in prison and a three year Criminal Behaviour Order. Photo: Lincolnshire Police

Robert Grayson, 26, was sentenced to 26 weeks in prison for raiding a string of Mablethorpe shops.

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