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13 of the most serious criminals from the Sunderland area who came before our courts in May

These are the faces of some of the most serious offenders from Sunderland and surrounding areas who were dealt with by the courts in May.

Their crimes range from attempted robbery and conspiracy to commit burglary to rape and child sex offences, and they have either been given prison time, or face lengthy sentences. 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 make custody photographs public.

The burglar was jailed for four years after a crime spree which saw him snatch presents from under a Christmas tree and a car from the victims driveway. He was convicted of burglary, going equipped, theft and interfering with a vehicle.

5. Christopher Robinson, 32, of Avonmouth Road, Sunderland

The burglar was jailed for four years after a crime spree which saw him snatch presents from under a Christmas tree and a car from the victims driveway. He was convicted of burglary, going equipped, theft and interfering with a vehicle.
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The online predator is back behind bars after admitting attempting to engage in sexual communication with a child and attempting to breach a sexual harm prevention order. He was jailed for 27 months.

6. Graham Burton, 55, of Tower Street West, Sunderland

The online predator is back behind bars after admitting attempting to engage in sexual communication with a child and attempting to breach a sexual harm prevention order. He was jailed for 27 months.
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She drunkenly threatened to "slice up" a passer-by unless he gave her more money as she begged. She admitted possessing a bladed article and attempted robbery, and was given two years' in jail, suspended for two years.

7. Deborah Archer, 39, of The Royalty, Sunderland

She drunkenly threatened to "slice up" a passer-by unless he gave her more money as she begged. She admitted possessing a bladed article and attempted robbery, and was given two years' in jail, suspended for two years.
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Waite was found guilty of four rapes of a woman, and one rape of a teenager, decades ago in Hartlepool. He went on the run in 2016, but was traced to a camper van in Spain. He was jailed for 16 years.

8. Jeffrey Waite, 66, of South Hylton, Sunderland

Waite was found guilty of four rapes of a woman, and one rape of a teenager, decades ago in Hartlepool. He went on the run in 2016, but was traced to a camper van in Spain. He was jailed for 16 years.
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