These are the faces of 29 people jailed this month for crimes linked to Merseyside and the surrounding area.
The list includes killers – with two men jailed for manslaughter at Liverpool Crown Court in September.
It also includes criminals locked up for a host of other offences – ranging from sophisticated frauds to smuggling drugs into a Merseyside prison.
Burrows burgled a pub twice on the same night.
The 39-year-old targeted the Eight Towers pub in Widnes on two separate occasions on the night of July 2 last year.
The first incident took place at around 10.50pm when Burrows, who was wearing dark clothing and a balaclava, used a ladder to climb through a first floor office at the Weates Close pub.
Once inside Burrows stole cash and armed himself with a screwdriver before making off. Just 20 minutes later, at 11.10pm, he broke in to the boozer for a second time, getting in through the same first floor window. He then tried to break open the safe.
However, Burrows was disturbed by a member of staff who was cashing up. Burrows threatened the worker with the screwdriver and demanded that he handed over all of the money from the till and forced him to open the safe.
The pair were then involved in a short scuffle, during which the member of staff was able to escape and call for help. Burrows then fled the scene, taking with him more than £7,500 cash.
Burrows, of HMP Altcourse, pleaded guilty to aggravated burglary and burglary. He was jailed for seven years.
Ford lost a tooth after being punched by a pensioner during one of his crimes.
Then, when the 25-year-old was caught by police four months later he was bitten by a police dog after he kicked it while struggling to avoid arrest.
After Ford, of no fixed address, was arrested during a raid in Wavertree he pleaded guilty to burglary; assault by beating; driving dangerously, while disqualified and without a licence. He was jailed for three years and four months and banned from driving for 32 months.
PAUL and CHADD PEARSON
Two cousins caught with a loaded sawn-off shotgun outside a block of flats said they had been dragged into the drug underworld.
Paul Pearson confessed he began taking ecstasy at 11, while Chadd Pearson claimed he was forced to work for a gang who scarred his face.
They accepted carrying the lethal weapon “for the enforcement of drug-type activity” in Muirhead Avenue, Tuebrook on July 25 this year.
Both men, of no fixed address, admitted charges of possessing a prohibited firearm and possessing a firearm without a certificate.
Paul Pearson, 25 and Chadd Pearson, 23, were each jailed for five-and-a-half years.
Bigley forced his girlfriend to write her own suicide note during an horrific three days when he held her prisoner and tortured her.
He attacked his partner in her own home, whipping her naked body as he re-enacted biblical scenes of Jesus before he was crucified.
The 32-year-old locked all the doors and windows to the home in Walton, while mockingly wearing the key to the property on a chain around his neck.
During his trial, Bigley refused to come to court and was not present when a judge sentenced him to nine years behind bars. A restraining order was also imposed.
Bigley, of Olney Street, was found guilty of false imprisonment, actual bodily harm, and beating, and one of sending a “malicious communication.”
Cuddy, who has a history of drug-fuelled “deranged and hysterical” behaviour towards police, was jailed for biting an officer.
The 23-year-old began screaming at cops who arrived at the scene, telling them he’d been “evicted for nothing,” Liverpool Crown Court heard.
He ran off before a constable caught him and put him in a headlock in an attempt to restrain him, but he was bitten to his upper arm and leg, prosecutor Simon Leong said.
Cuddy, of Elm Road, Walton, and who was on a suspended sentence, admitted the assault on the police officers and the breach of his previous suspended prison punishment.
He was jailed for eight months.
Sancto set off a stun gun in front of his next door neighbour’s face during a row over loud music blaring until 4am.
He thrust the weapon towards Michael Dykstra after his victim confronted him over the noise during a long-running dispute.
Liverpool Crown Court heard Mr Dykstra was temporarily blinded when the weapon crackled and a blue light flashed, just inches from his face.
Sancto admitted possessing a firearm when prohibited from doing so, having received a ban after being convicted of possessing cannabis.
But the 57-year-old said the incident in Forfar Road, Tuebrook was the result of a campaign of abuse from his next door neighbour towards him.
He denied but was convicted of possessing the non-lethal, electroshock weapon – capable of causing burns – with intent to cause fear of violence.
Sancto was jailed for two and a half years and made the subject of a restraining order preventing him from contacting his victim for five years.
Owen sexually assaulted and stole from a drunken student after finding her defenceless in Liverpool city centre.
The chef – who has a history of exposing himself – preyed on the young woman after she became separated from friends.
The 23-year-old kissed and groped his semi-conscious victim, before trying to carry her across the road towards an alleyway.
Liverpool Crown Court heard she was alone in Concert Street after a night out, at around 4.20am on Tuesday, May 8 this year.
Louise McCloskey, prosecuting, said the student was “heavily intoxicated” and unable to stand when approached by Owen.
Owen, of Sussex Road, Southport, tried to talk to her, then ruffled her hair with his hand, before walking off towards Concert Square.
But he returned and was shown “uncomfortably close” to the woman, then “tampering” with her handbag and spilling its contents.
The student held onto a window to try and stay upright, before Owen kissed her, despite the fact her eyes were closed.
Ms McCloskey said the kiss was not reciprocated but he continued while squatting down in front of her, as she was “slumped against the wall”.
Owen rifled through her handbag and stole cigarettes and a lighter – brushing off her attempts to stop him – before she slumped down.
CCTV operators filmed him putting his hand on her leg and moving it up her thigh, before he was joined by a second man.
Ms McCloskey said Thomas Smith, 37, stole the victim’s mobile phone then tried to help lift her, but she was “essentially a dead weight”.
She said the victim’s skirt rode up as Owen tried to move her and an unknown woman also stole something from her handbag.
However, “thankfully” passers-by intervened and police, who had been called by CCTV operators, arrested the two men.
Smith, 37, of no fixed address, admitted theft and was jailed for two months at a previous court hearing.
Owen applied to have the case against him dismissed, but admitted sexual assault and theft after seeing the CCTV.
He was jailed for 12 months and ordered to sign on the Sex Offenders Register for 10 years.
Front seat passenger Albert Brown, 82, died in front of seriously injured Tim Brown, 54, and his friend Paul Sutcliffe, 50.
But the man responsible, 36-year-old Moffatt, claimed it was Tim, not him, who had been driving on the wrong side of the road .
The convicted drug dealer smashed his Ford Focus into their Citroen Xsara as they drove home from a day at Bangor races.
Albert, a retired bookmaker, was crushed and died at the scene, in Gorsey Lane, St Helens, at 5.25pm on December 22, 2016.
Tim suffered a fractured pelvis, broken sternum, eight broken ribs and internal bleeding and now needs a hip replacement.
Mr Sutcliffe sustained seven broken ribs, a collapsed lung and broken right leg, for which he also still requires further surgery.
Liverpool Crown Court heard Moffatt, who told a web of lies to witnesses and police, denied any wrongdoing until this month.
He finally admitted causing death by dangerous driving, two counts of causing serious injury by dangerous driving and causing death by driving while uninsured, shortly before a trial.
Moffatt, of Threadneedle Court, Sutton, St Helens, was jailed for for eight and a half years and banned from driving for seven years and three months.
Murphy slashed three strangers’ faces in a nightclub leaving them scarred for life – then fled to Spain.
The 36-year-old attacked the men with a Stanley knife at Soho bar in Concert Square in Liverpool city centre.
One of the victims, Adam Morris, needed more than 100 stitches and a cut across his neck narrowly missed his jugular vein.
Work colleagues Mr Morris, Craig Black and Lee Pilsbury visited the city on a Christmas night out on December 20, 2016.
CCTV cameras captured Murphy, of Shrewsbury Drive, Upton, Wirral, with a woman in a cubbyhole by toilets at around 3am.
Footage showed the three men come downstairs and a confrontation, when the woman was stood between Murphy and Mr Morris.
Murphy had the Stanley knife in his right hand behind his back and suddenly slashed at Mr Morris, over the woman’s shoulder.
Mr Black and Mr Pilsbury were also attacked as they defended their friend in the narrow corridor.
Murphy fled the country and Spanish police detained him on a European Arrest Warrant near Benidorm on June 5 this year and he was extradited on July 12.
He admitted wounding Mr Morris with intent, wounding Mr Black, assault causing actual bodily harm to Mr Pilsbury and possessing a blade.
Murphy was jailed for 12 years and 11 months with an extended three years on licence.
Perverted care worker Cox was caught masturbating in front of an elderly woman with dementia – but claimed he was just scratching himself.
The 48-year-old crept into the 82-year-old’s room at St Martin’s Care Home in Oakhill Park, off Broadgreen Road, in Old Swan.
Liverpool Crown Court heard the gran, who has died since the sickening incident on February 19 this year, had gone to bed.
Two colleagues in a lounge area opposite the victim’s room saw Cox and because they were suspicious, one went to investigate.
Geoffrey Lowe, prosecuting, said she found the dad-of-two, of Lister Drive in Stoneycroft, stood in the dark, holding his penis.
She called other staff and “startled” Cox bent over, as if holding his midriff, while trying to do up his zip, then ran off to a toilet.
Mr Lowe said: “The victim’s nightdress had been pulled up above her incontinence pad and two straps that hold it in place undone.”
Police were called and arrested Cox, who told officers his normal routine was to say goodnight to all residents before going home.
Cox denied sexual assault and sexual activity in the presence of a person with a mental disorder by a care worker.
The sexual assault charge was ordered to lie on the file, after he pleaded guilty to the lesser offence ahead of a trial.
He was jailed for five months, told to sign on the Sex Offenders Register for five years and barred from working with vulnerable people for life.
PUB CAR PARK BRAWLERS
Six men were jailed over a pub car park brawl where a starter pistol was fired.
At around 10pm on May 19, a fight started outside a pub on Parkgate Road in Neston.
It followed a dispute between Harry Saint, 24, and Jake Walker, 23.
Saint was ejected from the pub by the licensee and beckoned Walker to join him outside with the help of his friend Brandon Bell, 24.
Bell went in and out of the building, acting as a go-between for Saint before being ejected himself.
Walker left the pub with John Maddison, 21, and Andrew Clorley, 18, and a fight then broke out between the two groups of friends.
The fracas moved down the road towards Neston Library and caused motorists to have to stop and drive around the men involved.
At this point Walker’s dad, David Walker, 51, who had turned up following a phone call his son had made from inside the pub, got a starter pistol containing blank rounds from his car and fired it with the intention of scaring off Saint.
David Walker then fled the scene in his car and the other men involved went back towards the pub, where a mass brawl took place at the entrance to its car park.
Saint, Jake Walker, Bell, Madison and Clorley pleaded guilty to affray and David Walker admitted a charge of possession of a firearm with intent to cause fear of violence.
Saint, of Gorstons Lane, Little Neston, was jailed for 15 months.
Jake Walker, of Mayfield Gardens, Neston, was given a one-year prison sentence.
Bell, of Badgers Park, Little Neston, was sentenced to nine months in jail.
Maddison, of Liverpool Road, Neston, was jailed for eight months.
Clorley, of Frobisher Road, Neston, was given a six-month prison sentence.
David Walker, of Spenser Road, Neston, was sentenced to nine months in jail.
Con artist Pain pretended her “daughter” had been severely injured in the Manchester Arena terror attack as part of bogus insurance claims that netted her almost £140,000.
She said her girl was forced to undergo two major operations after the bombing – one of a cocktail of lies she told to make fake expenses claims.
The 51-year-old, who in fact has no children, also invented cancer battles, pregnancies and jury duty to underpin her scam.
Insurance broker Pain used her inside knowledge of the industry to submit 31 false claims that led to pay outs worth £142,334.
A director of a firm that sold policies underwritten by AXA, she oversaw a section of the company that insured people in the medical and dental professions against unexpected overheads caused by sickness, maternity, family emergencies and jury service.
The fraudster’s seven year plot was finally busted when she stooped so low that she made up a daughter and claimed she had been injured in the Manchester Arena bombing in May 2017.
Pain, of Shakespeare Avenue in Kirkby was jailed for two years for fraud.
Suspected gang member Blackhurst was jailed after being caught linking up with an associate he was banned from contacting.
He was handed a gang injunction over concerns he was among a group of troublemakers behind violence and drug dealing in Litherland and Netherton.
He has now been locked up after breaching the terms of that order.
Blackhurst was one of four people handed injunctions in May following a police probe into criminal activity in South Sefton.
He was banned from parts of Litherland as well as Marion Square – areas already governed by special powers to combat anti-social behaviour.
The 25-year-old was also forbidden from having dealings with a list of associates under the terms of the injunction.
But after being handed a suspended prison sentence for entering an area of Litherland he was banned from, he was locked up for four months and seven days for contacting one of those associates last weekend.
Kennish was jailed for assaulting two young boys almost 20 years ago.
He denied carrying out the assaults but was found guilty by a jury.
The 58-year-old was convicted of two counts of indecent assault on a boy under the age of 14, relating to two victims.
Kennish, of Britannia Road, Liscard, was jailed for 16 months and ordered to sign the Sex Offenders’ Register for life.
Zane Dahou attacked promising footballer Euan Woods with a flick knife and knuckle duster during a bust-up in an alleyway outside the Show Bar in Warrington.
The 19-year-old victim suffered a punctured left lung and a lacerated spleen, Liverpool Crown Court heard.
It meant Mr Woods was unable to take part in trials for a scholarship in America with a view to becoming a professional footballer, prosecutor Cheryl Mottram said.
Dahou, 20 and of of Radcliffe Avenue in Culceth, was jailed for six years and nine months after he admitted wounding with intent and possessing offensive weapons.
Ayoub launched a glass at another woman after trying to dance with her partner.
The 31-year-old “shimmied up” to the man on the dancefloor of a city centre club, prompting one of his friends to step in and “deflect” her attention.
Moments later Ayoub’s glass shattered against Emma Kelly’s raised hand, sending shards flying into her face.
The victim needed four stitches to a cut to her forehead and suffered a broken finger.
Ayoub had claimed she feared she was about to be attacked when she threw the glass – but the judge said he had seen no evidence to back up that claim.
Ayoub, of Madelaine Street in Toxteth , was jailed for 12 months, a sentence reduced by 104 days for the time she has spent on curfew.
JAMES SHIRLEY, ROSS SHIRLEY and ERIC SCRAGG
A Kirkby-based crime family enjoyed a lavish lifestyle – including luxury homes – thanks to a multi-million pound scam involving mortgage fraud and money laundering.
Five members of the same family were sentenced following a long-running police investigation and 23-week trial at Manchester Crown Court.
Over a period of four years, members of the Shirley family committed multiple mortgage frauds by falsely declaring their income so they could obtain mortgages on luxury properties in Kirkby, Widnes, Ormskirk and Warrington.
In addition, disabled people were systematically exploited into buying more than 120 high-value luxury vehicles, including Bentley Continentals, Porches, Range Rovers and high-powered Audis.
More than £5m worth of vehicles were purchased in this way, evading around £1m in VAT.
The sophisticated operation first came to light when James Shirley was arrested on suspicion of possession of Class B controlled drugs.
He was found to be in possession of £6,000 cash and a receipt for £800 worth of hydroponics equipment, shown in court to be for the commercial and industrial production of cannabis.
The subsequent investigation revealed the criminal lifestyle he and other members of his family had been leading.
James Shirley, 37, of Deerbolt Way, Kirkby, was convicted of two counts of mortgage fraud, conspiracy to evade VAT and money laundering. He was jailed for six years, three months.
Ross Shirley, 36, formerly of Jefferson Drive, Great Sankey, Warrington, was convicted of mortgage fraud and money laundering. He was jailed for three years.
Eric Scragg, a sixth conspirator who was not part of the Shirley family and 55 and of Norris Avenue, Stockport, was convicted of conspiracy to evade VAT and jailed for six years.
Three females received suspended sentences for their roles in the plot.
Edmonds was caught in a taxi while covered in blood after knocking a woman’s tooth out in a robbery carried out to fund his cab ride and a kebab.
The 21-year-old led his victim to a secluded street then attacked her, leaving her unconscious and making off with £50.
Injured and upset when she came round, she was left knocking on strangers’ doors for help while Edmonds went to a takeaway before getting a lift home to Wirral.
He was arrested when the taxi he was getting a lift in was stopped on its way to Rock Ferry.
Edmonds, of no fixed address, was jailed for three years and five months after admitting robbery.
Prison officer Paul Heap was jailed for smuggling drugs into a Merseyside jail inside cartons of juice.
Crack cocaine and cannabis were found hidden inside orange juice cartons when he was searched on his way into HMP Altcourse.
The drugs were said to be worth more than £200,000.
Heap was arrested in June 2017 when officers behind a top-level probe into drugs supply at the Fazakerley jail swooped on the 43-year-old as he attended the jail while on sick leave.
Heap, of Hartley’s Village in Aintree, told police he had been pressured, though not directly threatened, into his part in the plot by a prisoner who he did not name.
He was jailed for nine years after admitting 11 charges – seven of possession with intent to supply drugs, three of “conveying” prohibited items and a single count of money laundering.
Byrne was jailed for the “senseless” killing of Anthony Condron in a city centre bar.
The 23-year-old, of Ribbledale Road, Mossley Hill, admitted manslaughter and also causing grievous bodily harm to another man.
Mr Condron died following an “altercation” at Maya in Wood Street at around 1am on Saturday, February 3 in which he was punched twice by Byrne – causing a traumatic brain injury.
Liverpool Crown Court heard the build-up to the punches lasted 90 seconds – and the violent attack on Mr Condron just 10 seconds.
Byrne, who was with two friends and two women they had met that night, launched the attack after asking one of the women if they knew the names of “the fellas at the bar” – referring to Mr Condron and his friends.
But he did not tell police why he attacked his victim and did not explain his actions in court.
He was jailed for six years.
Sadler was jailed for seven years for manslaughter after he strangled his wife, blaming her for the death of their daughter.
The 62-year-old killed Jill Sadler, 58, at their home in Wastdale Drive, Moreton, Wirral, after having drunk 10 pints of lager.
He was cleared of murder following a nine-day trial and was sentenced by Judge Andrew Menary, QC, having admitted manslaughter from the begninning.
Liverpool Crown Court heard the couple’s daughter, mum-of-two Joanne Reszczynski, 34, died of lung cancer in January this year.
Sadler said his wife’s “nastiness” in a sweary rant to Joanne over who would take care of her children in the event of her husband’s death, caused a permanent rift which he felt hastened his daughter’s death.
He later told police: “I just snapped, she caused the death of my daughter. I was just fed up with all the pressure. She just went for me.”
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