24 criminals from Sunderland and Durham who were put behind bars in February

These are the faces of some of the most serious criminals from the Wearside and Durham areas who came before the courts in February.

By Gary Welford
Monday, 04 March, 2019, 08:54
Criminals dealt with in February

Their crimes range from theft and fraud to GBH and rape. It is not a list of all offenders jailed, but of those who have committed offences where our police forces have deemed it worthy to release their custody photographs to the public.

Just released from prison, he broke into New Herrington WMC and raided tills, gaming machines, the pool table and even glasses containing staff tips. He is back behind bars for eight months.
Jailed for 26 months after admitting affray, racially aggravated harassment, alarm or distress, criminal damage and two offences of assaulting a police officer during a five-hour rooftop siege.
The serial flasher was jailed for 31 months for performing sex acts during two bus journeys. He admitted sexual assault, outraging public decency and breaching a sexual harm prevention order.
He stole 2,000 of power tools from a house in Houghton, helping himself to a chainsaw, petrol-powered hedge-cutter, strimmer and leaf blower. He was jailed for two and a half years.
He warned a heavily-pregnant neighbour he would 'punch her face' and 'burn her' during a street confrontation. He admitted using abusive or threatening behaviour and was jailed for three months, suspended for 12 months.
The former financial adviser was jailed for two and a half years after admitting two charges of theft from his mother-in-law. He stole more than 110,000 from her, leaving her to die penniless.
Sayers was jailed for 10 years after slicing open a man's throat in a row over money after they had been drinking. He was found guilty of grievous bodily harm and possession of an offensive weapon.
Hughes faces the prospect of dying in prison after being jailed for 29 years for sexually abusing two children. He was convicted of four rapes and four sexual assaults.
The ex-boxer left a man with a life-threatening stab wound after trouble at a remote log cabin retreat. He was jailed for 25 months after admitting a string of charges, including unlawful wounding.
He caused Christmas Day chaos when he sparked a police chase which left his car with no tyre. He was jailed for eight months for dangerous driving, driving while disqualified and having no insurance.
Jailed for three years after pleading guilty to attempted burglary and going equipped for a burglary. He was captured on film trying to break into homes on a new housing estate.

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Burglar Irwin, who stole designer watches, an Apple MacBook and a laptop with a combined value of 2,000 was jailed for three years after being caught following a public appeal.
Cuthill was found guilty of assault after an unprovoked drunken attack left his pregnant partner with a black eye, fractured socket, and a missing clump of hair. He was jailed for three years and nine months.
The bungling burglar left a DNA-smeared screwdriver at the scene of his crime after smashing his way into two working men's clubs. He was jailed for 18 weeks and ordered to pay 1,000 compensation.
Attacked a man with a dog chain, and denied wounding with intent to commit GBH and possessing an offensive weapon. Found guilty after a five-day trial, he has been remanded in custody until sentencing.
Kyle Dixon's partner in crime in an attack which left their victim hospitalised. He stabbed his victim four times and was found guilty of the same charges. Remanded in custody pending sentence.
The drug addict stole his 90-year-old gran's life savings to pay off drug debts after she took him into her home. He raided her bank account of more than 5,000. He admitted fraud and was jailed for 34 months.
Holt boasted about having an 11-year-old girlfriend and had a child-sized sex doll at his home. After being exposed by paedophile hunters Dark Justice he was jailed for 13 months.
He was jailed for two years for attempting to meeting a child after grooming. Guardians of the North were waiting for him at the agreed meeting place in Sunderland.
Jailed for two years for three breaches of restraining orders keeping him away from his ex, who he broke up from in 2014. The judge issued a fresh restraining order to keep him away from her for five years.
Broke into a couple's home and stole an irreplaceable 18-carat gold wedding ring, as well as a a mobile phone, bank cards, cash and food. He was jailed for 15 months.
King attacked a couple in a social club, blacking her eyes and leaving him with a brain haemorrhage and broken nose. He was jailed for nine years for GBH and bodily harm with intent.
McGuire, 29, of Urban Gardens, Washington, and Devonport, 32, of Borrowdale Street, Hetton, were jailed for 17 and 7 months respectively for assault after lashing out at shop staff who tried to stop them thieving.