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Cases in Court
Liverpool Crown Court
7HS barrister, Neil Flewitt, QC, prosecuting in the case of Liverpool man Kwame Terry who denies ‘pulling the strings’ of a gun gang selling Class A drugs.
Kwame Terry is one of 11 men standing trial at Liverpool Crown Court over an alleged conspiracy between September 2013 and June 2014.
The case is proceeding
Wallasey man Joseph Inglesby jailed for for five years and four months for killing friend over £10 debt.
Ian Whitehurst, defending, said Inglesby regretted his actions.
Simon Driver, prosecuting in the case of a Wigan businessman convicted of two drug dealing offences.
Andrew Bradley was found guilty of those charges and concealing criminal property after a three day trial.
Allegations of indecent assault against a retired Wirral family doctor have been dropped.
Dr Vejay Dwivedi, 66, had been due to face trial accused of sexually molesting five women patients but after the prosecution offered no evidence, not guilty verdicts were recorded.
Neil Flewitt, QC, prosecuting, told Liverpool crown court that some of the original complainants were now reluctant to give evidence.
Because of that and other evidential difficulties, the Crown had decided to offer no evidence on any of the allegations.
Noisy neighbours force couple out of their own home.
June Saunders was playing loud music night after night in breach of an anti-social behaviour order – and a judge was told it was the seventh or eighth time she had breached such an order in various ways.
Gerald Jones, prosecuting, said that when ambulance driver Susan Jackson and her partner Lana McCabe arrived at their home in Westminster Street, Newtown, Wigan, on the evening of October 3 the music from next door was so loud they could not hear their television or sleep properly.
Sentence is deferred for 6 months.
Andrew Ford is prosecuting in the case of the Wirral Dad accused of sexually molesting a boy on a bus.
The case is proceeding.
Thomas Parkinson, 35, jailed for 10 months over attack on older brother David.
Keith Sutton, defending, said his client, who had no previous convictions, was sorry for what he had done and asked for a suspended sentence.
The judge said Thomas had carried out a “very nasty assault” and must be imprisoned.
Terrence Galvin, 21, sold his Ford Focus to two brothers who were arrested by police and detained in custody after his 'crazy' false allegation.
Gerald Jones, prosecuting, the defendant pleaded guilty to perverting the course of justice.
Carlisle Crown Court
Brendan Burke, prosecuting. A thug attacked his pregnant partner with a mop – then assaulted her again as she held their newborn baby.
Daniel Jenskins carried out the first assault when his girlfriend challenged him about his use of cocaine.
Months later the 25-year-old set upon her again as she held their baby.
Jenskins was given a 12-month prison sentence, suspended for two years.
He was also given a six-month curfew and told to attend programmes to deal with his behaviour and other issues. He also has to pay a victim surcharge of £100.