From a man who scammed his friends out of cash when his wife died to a man who breached a Sexual Harm Prevention Order four times, these are all the people jailed in Suffolk this week. 

Ronald Bailey

Ipswich Star: Ronald Bailey is a mechanic from Redlingfield in SuffolkRonald Bailey is a mechanic from Redlingfield in Suffolk (Image: Suffolk police)

Ronald Bailey, of Cranley Green Road, Redingfield, near Eye, was sentenced at Ipswich Crown Court on Thursday, January 25.

He had previously denied a total of 13 offences alleged to have taken place between February 2017 and December 2019.

Bailey approached his friends following his wife's death and asked for money to help him sue the air ambulance service for making mistakes that he said led to his wife's death, but the funds he raised he pocketed.

Defence barrister Steven Dyble told the court that Bailey’s life had “gone to ruin” after his wife’s death but Judge David Pugh said this was no excuse and added: “These were mean, cynical and for the victims, deeply upsetting crimes.”

Bailey was jailed for 26 months and his victims are to be paid £7,000 each.

Joe McCallum

Joe McCallum, 34, of Westwood Avenue in Lowestoft, was jailed after pleading guilty for breaching a Sexual Harm Prevention Order at Ipswich Crown Court on Saturday, January 20.

McCallum was sentenced to 26 weeks in prison, had his license revoked and order to pay a victim a surcharge of £154 after officers found a device with access to social media as well as an unregistered bank card at his address, both of which are breaches to the order.

PPU supervisor DS Kate Bond said: “McCallum is a repeat offender and has shown a flagrant disregard for his SHPO that, amongst other things, prevents him from accessing the internet and having any contact with any female under 18 years of age.

Jamie Hunter

Jamie Hunter, 49 and of no fixed address but from the Mildenhall area, had previously been given a suspended sentence for breaching the terms of his criminal behaviour order on Tuesday, December 19, 2023. 

The order stopped him from being drunk in public places after repeated incidents of drunk, disorderly behaviour and anti-social behaviour. 

He breached the terms of his order three times throughout 2023 and, on the fourth time on Thursday, January 18, he was arrested in Market Cross in Mildenhall.

His suspended sentence of 22 weeks in prison was activated at Suffolk Magistrates' Court on Friday, January 19, and he was ordered to pay £299 in costs.