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Jailed in Suffolk and north Essex in July: A murderer, a kidnapper and a gun enthusiast

PUBLISHED: 12:27 14 August 2018 | UPDATED: 14:25 14 August 2018

These criminals have all been put behind bars in Suffolk and north Essex Picture: SUFFOLK POLICE

These criminals have all been put behind bars in Suffolk and north Essex Picture: SUFFOLK POLICE

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

A drug dealer who was found with uncut heroin and crack cocaine was jailed for three-and-a-half years. Amara Conteh, 26, of Homerton Road in Hackney in East London, was tackled by police officers after they became suspicious of his car and he tried to flee. The officers found Conteh with two mobile phones, a package in his hand containing almost three grams of heroin and close to six grams of crack cocaine in his sock.

Amara Conteh has been jailed for drug dealing Picture: ESSEX POLICEAmara Conteh has been jailed for drug dealing Picture: ESSEX POLICE

A gun enthusiast was jailed for five years after being found with a prohibited rifled gun. Mark Lufkin, 43, of The Street, Langham, was found with the weapon when officers attended his home on an unrelated matter. Lurkin claimed he had bought the Sturm Ruger rifle at a car boot sale and that it was deactivated, but it was later found to be working. Legally held ammunition was also discovered.

Mark Lufkin jailed for five years for gun offences Picture: SUFFOLK CONSTABULARYMark Lufkin jailed for five years for gun offences Picture: SUFFOLK CONSTABULARY

An ex-UKIP councillor was jailed for life after murdering his wife. Stephen Searle, 64, of Brickfields, Stowmarket, was found guilty of killing his wife after she discovered he had been having an affair with their daughter-in-law. The former Royal Marine Searle made a call to Suffolk Police on December 30 last year and told them the he had suffocated his wife.

Former Stowmarket councillor Stephen Searle who was found guilty of murdering his wife, Anne Picture: ESSEX POLICEFormer Stowmarket councillor Stephen Searle who was found guilty of murdering his wife, Anne Picture: ESSEX POLICE

An Ipswich man who stabbed two men was jailed for nine years. Jewel Miah, 22, of Moore Road, Ipswich, attacked two men with a knife late at night outside Unit 17 nightclub in Ipswich. One of the victims suffered a collapsed lung, while the other had two wounds to the left side of his back and was forced to delay becoming a Royal Marine for a year.

Jewel Miah, who has been jailed for nine years Picture: SUFFOLK POLICEJewel Miah, who has been jailed for nine years Picture: SUFFOLK POLICE

A rapist who carried out an awful and appalling attack was jailed for 12 years. Marian Pavel, 28, of Cavendish Way, Sudbury, followed his teenage victim in the early hours of the morning before grabbing, sexually assaulting and raping her. The victim believed she was going to die.

Rapist Marian Pavel was jailed for the Sudbury attack. Picture: SUFFOLK CONSTABULARYRapist Marian Pavel was jailed for the Sudbury attack. Picture: SUFFOLK CONSTABULARY

A dangerous burglar who burned his victim with hot water and tied them up was jailed for six years and four months. Jermain Davis, 32, of Whalebone Lane North, Romford, pleaded guilty to aggravated burglary at an address in Essex. Investigating officer detective constable, Matt Collins, said: “Jermain Davis is a dangerous man and I am pleased he is now behind bars.”

Jermain Davis, who has jailed for his role in a burglary in Colchester Picture: ESSEX POLICEJermain Davis, who has jailed for his role in a burglary in Colchester Picture: ESSEX POLICE

A London man who kidnapped an Ipswich man was jailed for 15 years. Abubakar Sheikh, 33, of London, was found guilty of conspiracy to kidnap, false imprisonment and causing grievous bodily harm. The victim was kidnapped, put in a car with three other men and driven to a flat in London. The victim was then blindfolded and repeatedly punched and kicked in the face and body. His hands and fingers were hit with a hammer, and an irritant poured in his eye.

Abubakar Sheikh, 33, of London, was found guilty of conspiracy to kidnap, false imprisonment and causing grievous bodily harm Picture: SUFFOLK CONSTABULARYAbubakar Sheikh, 33, of London, was found guilty of conspiracy to kidnap, false imprisonment and causing grievous bodily harm Picture: SUFFOLK CONSTABULARY

A woman who attempted to murder her lodger was jailed for nine and a half years. Agnieszka Kusmierz, 33, of Kimms Belt, Thetford, stabbed her victim in the neck and heart in a drunken row. Before she plunged the knife into her lodger’s heart she said “Now I will kill you.”

Agnieszka Kusmierz was given an extended 13-and-a-half-year sentence under which she is jailed for nine-and-a-half years. Picture NORFOLK CONSTABULARYAgnieszka Kusmierz was given an extended 13-and-a-half-year sentence under which she is jailed for nine-and-a-half years. Picture NORFOLK CONSTABULARY

A Bury St Edmunds man who repeatedly punched a female doctor in the face was jailed for one year and eight months. Steven Cook, 41, of Devon Close, Bury, attacked Dr Victoria Hunter after yelling “you killed my dad” while she was in a consultation with another patient. The doctor fell to the ground and curled into a ball while Cook continued to punch her.

Steven Cook, 41, was jailed for 20 months for assaulting a GP at a Bury St Edmunds surgery Picture: SUFFOLK POLICESteven Cook, 41, was jailed for 20 months for assaulting a GP at a Bury St Edmunds surgery Picture: SUFFOLK POLICE

A woman who had cocaine in her system when she killed two in a road crash was jailed for eight years. Sadie Fuller, 33, of Exning Road, Newmarket, was driving under the influence of drugs when she took the lives of Marius Gioacas and Paul Gale in a fatal crash. Fuller was driving over 60mph in a 40mph zone, was on the wrong side of the road and without a license or insurance.

Sadie Fuller, 33, of Exning Road, Newmarket, has been jailed for eight years Picture: SUFFOLK POLICESadie Fuller, 33, of Exning Road, Newmarket, has been jailed for eight years Picture: SUFFOLK POLICE

Three men who murdered a Suffolk father-of-five were jailed for a total of 58 years. Tecwyn Parker, 48, of Downside Close, Ipswich, Daniel Kaganda, 24, of north London, and Jason Ruby, 45, of no fixed abode in Ipswich were all given life sentences. The group were found guilty of murdering Dean Stansby, the father was stabbed after he bought drugs from Parker and attacked by the trio.

Tecwyn Parker, Daniel Kaganda and Jason Ruby jailed for Trimley father-of-five’s murder Picture: SUFFOLK CONSTABULARYTecwyn Parker, Daniel Kaganda and Jason Ruby jailed for Trimley father-of-five’s murder Picture: SUFFOLK CONSTABULARY

A pigeon cull on Ipswich Waterfront has been suspended following plans from protestors to “disrupt” the event.

Restoring a village pub that was once John Peel’s favourite watering hole has been a labour of love for two families in Rattlesden, who couldn’t bear to see their local pub falling into a state of disrepair.

Schoolchildren joined a poignant suffragette march through Ipswich to mark the 100th anniversary of women getting the vote.

This was the moment a miraculous double rainbow appeared over an Ipswich school.

The Ipswich-based Volvo retailer, Donalds Garage has celebrated the opening of their new multi-million-pound showroom at Futura Park.

Looking for bargain toys in the run-up to Christmas? If so, there’s still just time to take advantage of Argos three for two toy sale - while Smyths has unveiled early Black Friday offers.

Serious safety incidents led to 35 deaths at the region’s mental health trust over a six month period, figures have revealed.

Ipswich is expected to have one of the fastest-growing city economies in the UK in the three months following the scheduled date for leaving the EU, according to a new report.

A road in a coastal town centre has been shut at short notice for emergency repairs.

Suffolk last week took a step nearer to taking charge of enforcing parking along streets, writes Mary Evans, Suffolk County Council’s deputy leader and cabinet member for highways, transport and rural affairs.

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