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Jailed in Suffolk and Essex in November: Night-time burglar, revenge fire starter and drug dealer

PUBLISHED: 10:21 07 December 2017

Find out who was jailed in Suffolk and north Essex last month. Picture: CONTRIBUTED

Find out who was jailed in Suffolk and north Essex last month. Picture: CONTRIBUTED

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Here is our monthly look back at some of the criminals jailed in Suffolk and north Essex courts in November.

A violent thief who robbed a deaf man he had known since childhood was jailed for six years.

Sean Dickson, 25, of Worcester Way, Gorleston, was found guilty of stealing bank cards in the attack in Lowestoft which left the victim with a broken nose and eye socket.

Sean Dickson has been jailed for attacking and robbing a man in Lowestoft. Picture: SUFFOLK POLICE Sean Dickson has been jailed for attacking and robbing a man in Lowestoft. Picture: SUFFOLK POLICE

A con woman who tricked her way into a string of elderly people’s homes in Suffolk and Norfolk to steal valuables and items of sentimental value was jailed for six years.

Tracey Parker-Smith, 33, of London Road, Downham Market, was described by a judge as a “thoroughly dishonest individual” who deliberately targeted elderly vulnerable people to steal whatever she could from their homes in a 14-day “frenzy” of distraction burglaries.

Tracey Parker-Smith. Picture: Norfolk Constabulary Tracey Parker-Smith. Picture: Norfolk Constabulary

A man who stashed 80 wraps of Class A drugs in his underwear was jailed for three years.

Ryan Thomas, 19, Norman Crescent, Brentwood, admitted to possessing Class A drugs with intent to supply after being found with 77 wraps of cocaine and three wraps of diamorphine in his underwear.

Ryan Thomas. Picture: ESSEX POLICE Ryan Thomas. Picture: ESSEX POLICE

A London man who came to Ipswich to sell drugs was jailed for three years.

Ashley Bramble, 29, of London, was arrested by an officer who was keeping watch on a block of flats in Ipswich and found Bramble with eight wraps of crack cocaine, one of heroin and £500 in cash.

Ashley Bramble, 29, from London, jailed for selling drugs in Ipswich. Picture: SUFFOLK CONSTABULARY Ashley Bramble, 29, from London, jailed for selling drugs in Ipswich. Picture: SUFFOLK CONSTABULARY

A burglar who stole £15,000 worth of paintings and furniture was jailed for five years.

Timothy Killick, 56, with no fixed address, forced himself into a property in Hartest, near Bury St Edmunds. He took the items worth £15,000 and loaded them into a vehicle.

Timoth Killick. Picture: SUFFOLK CONSTALBULARY Timoth Killick. Picture: SUFFOLK CONSTALBULARY

An Ipswich drug dealer who swallowed heroin wraps was jailed for four years and four months.

Alexander Rozmus, 37, of London Road, Ipswich, swallowed four wraps of heroin during a police drug raid and told the police it was ice cream. Rozmus admitted being concerned in the supply of class A drugs.

Alexander Rozmus, 37, of London Road, Ipswich. Picture: SUFFOLK CONSTABULARY Alexander Rozmus, 37, of London Road, Ipswich. Picture: SUFFOLK CONSTABULARY

A night-time burglar who stole property worth £290,000 during break-ins at 35 houses was jailed for six years.

Stephen Mainwaring, 51, of Shepherd’s Grove Industrial Estate, Stanton, was described by the judge as a “professional night-time burglar” and said he had caused “untold pain, anguish and heartache” to the victims of the burglaries.

Stephen Mainwaring has been jailed for six years for a string of burglaries across west Suffolk Stephen Mainwaring has been jailed for six years for a string of burglaries across west Suffolk

A revenge fire starter who started two fires in a block of flats was jailed for nine years.

David Grothier, 49, of Chinook, Colchester, was described as having a “burning desire for revenge” after starting the flat fires due to a falling out with his neighbours who lived in the block of flats, resulting in £33,000 worth of damage.

David Grothier has been jailed for nine years. Picture: ESSEX POLICE David Grothier has been jailed for nine years. Picture: ESSEX POLICE

A duo who attacked a house with an axe was jailed for a total of two years and three months.

Ann Cracknell and Graham Clarke, 55 and 52, of Combs Wood Drive and Hillside in Stowmarket, were seen shouting and acting aggressively outside a Stowmarket house. Cracknell was then seen trying to attack the house with an axe before handing it to Clarke who smashed the windows at the front of the property with it. Cracknell received one year and Clarke received one year and three months.

Ann Cracknell, 55, of Combs Wood Drive, Stowmarket, and Graham Clarke, 52, of Hillside, Stowmarket. Pictures: SUFFOLK CONSTABULARY Ann Cracknell, 55, of Combs Wood Drive, Stowmarket, and Graham Clarke, 52, of Hillside, Stowmarket. Pictures: SUFFOLK CONSTABULARY

A man who is banned from Ipswich town centre due to anti-social behaviour was jailed for four months.

Michael Smith, 52, of no fixed address, admitted to being abusive to staff and members of the public at Ipswich Hospital and store workers in Carr Street. He also entered Ipswich town centre four times in a week despite being banned for three years back in June.

Michael Smith. Picture: SUFFOLK CONSTABULARY Michael Smith. Picture: SUFFOLK CONSTABULARY

Masked men who attacked a father and a son with a bat were jailed for a total of 23 and a half years.

Phillip Jolly and Aidan Talbot, 24 and 25, of Broadfields Close in Gislingham, and Cranley Road in Eye, were found guilty of attacking a father and son at a home in Gislingham. The duo were both wearing masks and attacked the victims with a bat and a metal object. Jolly received nine-and-a-half years and Talbot received 14 years.

Aidan Talbot and Phillip Jolly, who were jailed for a total of 20 years at Ipswich Crown Court today. Picture: SUFFOLK CONSTABULARY Aidan Talbot and Phillip Jolly, who were jailed for a total of 20 years at Ipswich Crown Court today. Picture: SUFFOLK CONSTABULARY

A child sex offender was jailed for five-and-a-half years.

Colin Grant, 48, of Leaden Close, Leaden Roding, admitted to a string of online child sex offences after a police raid at his home following intelligence. He posed as a teenage girl online to ask for explicit images. He was also given a 10-year Sexual Harm Prevention Order.

Colin Grant - Mug shot Colin Grant - Mug shot

A child sex offender was jailed for one year and eight months.

Andrew Chaplin, 42, of Waveney Road, Bury St Edmunds, admitted breaching a sexual offences prevention order and causing or inciting a child to engage in sexual activity. He was found with a teenager in his car after contacting them on Facebook. He was also given a 10-year Sexual Harm Prevention Order.

Andrew Chaplin, of Waveney Road, Bury St Edmunds, was jailed for a total of 20 months after admitting to breaching a sexual offences prevention order and to causing or inciting a child to engage in sexual activity. Picture: SUPPLIED BY SUFFOLK POLICE Andrew Chaplin, of Waveney Road, Bury St Edmunds, was jailed for a total of 20 months after admitting to breaching a sexual offences prevention order and to causing or inciting a child to engage in sexual activity. Picture: SUPPLIED BY SUFFOLK POLICE

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A shoplifter who swigged from a stolen bottle of vodka in the toilets of a supermarket is back behind bars a week after leaving jail.

The family of a Suffolk soldier killed in action were presented with an Elizabeth Cross in recognition of their loss at a special ceremony yesterday.

Suffolk’s busiest roads have been included in a list of new national “Expressway” routes by the government – raising hopes that the A14 in the county could be in line for major improvements in years ahead.

Police have issued CCTV images of a man they would like to speak to after a theft outside the Tesco store in Anson Road, Martlesham.

Development at Futura Park in Ipswich is set to include a self-storage firm, after Lok’nStore has submitted a planning application.

Firefighters have been called to rescue a cat that has reportedly been stuck up a tree in Yoxford for more than 36 hours.

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