#teensexting | #sexting | Jailed in October – The latest Midlands criminals sent to prison


From the brothers who killed their sibling to the Kinder Egg drug dealer – these are the latest Midlands criminals to be sent to prison.

Below we have listed the crooks handled immediate jail sentences in October as well as those whose cases were publicised during the month.

It was a period which saw a number of particularly violent offenders pass through the courts.

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There was the knifeman who stabbed his former hostel neighbour in ‘revenge’, the vodka-downing killers who fatally attacked a father-of-five in a park and the murderer who tried to dismember his victim’s body in his mother’s bathtub.

Also look out for:

  • The serial stalker who targeted women from missing pet appeals
  • The gangster who aimed a gun at rivals and was stabbed 20 times in retaliation
  • The thug who bit her friend’s nose off in a row
  • The man who tried to fatally poison a defenceless baby

We have focused our attention on the high-profile cases we covered in Birmingham, Solihull, the Black Country, Staffordshire and Worcestershire. Scroll through the full list below.

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Liaqat Ali

Liaqat Ali

Drunk pensioner Liaqat Ali pointed a BB gun at his neighbour and called him a black b******.

The 70-year-old had been friends with the victim, who lived below him at Trident House in Birmingham city centre, but the pair fell out when the defendant lent him money which was not paid back.

The victim feared the gun was real as Ali aimed it at him with his finger held on trigger on July 1.

Ali was convicted of possession of an imitation firearm and was jailed for 18 months.

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Dylan Brierley

Dylan Brierley
Dylan Brierley

Dylan Brierley subjected a woman to a ‘campaign of abuse’ in which he stalked and threatened to kill her, her mother and a friend.

The primary victim was forced to flee her home as the 27-year-old warned he would ‘smash her head in’ with a baseball bat. He also bombarded her with calls and texts from different numbers.

Nine emergency calls were made about his conduct between November last year and February, but Brierley boasted he ‘didn’t care about the police’.

He admitted stalking, harassment, driving whilst disqualified and driving without insurance.

Brierley was jailed for 30 months.

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Christopher Williams

Christopher Williams
Christopher Williams

Christopher Williams downloaded and distributed images and videos of young children being sexually abused.

The 28-year-old from Bushley Close, Redditch, also discussed his sick fantasies in chatrooms up until his arrest in March.

He admitted the making and distribution of indecent images and was jailed for 22 months.

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Helder Darame

Helder Darame
Helder Darame

Helder Darame stuffed a loaded revolver down the back of a toilet in a communal bathroom.

Police found the weapon, which had two lives bullets inside, when they stormed a house in Lakes Road, Erdington on June 15.

Darame, aged 23, admitted possessing a prohibited firearm and possession of ammunition without a certificate. He was jailed for five years.

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Rory Farrell

Rory Farrell
Rory Farrell

Rory Farrell dangled his ex-partner out of a first-floor window and said ‘bye’.

The 30-year-old became ‘obsessed’ with the woman who was ten years younger. He repeatedly stabbed her and continually checked her phone and social media accounts rendering her a prisoner in her own flat.

Farrell was arrested after a neighbour found the victim with black eyes and blood weeping through her cuts.

He admitted wounding and was jailed for 13 years.

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Duane Dowling

Duane Dowling
Duane Dowling

Duane Dowling raped a woman at his own home after returning from a night out in Birmingham in 2018.

The victim reported the attack to police shortly after and the 31-year-old’s DNA was subsequently found on her.

Dowling, aged 31, from Bridge Street, Brownhills was convicted of rape and jailed for five years, six months.

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Abdelhadi Bahou-Jabour

Abdelhadi Bahou-Jabour
Abdelhadi Bahou-Jabour

Cunning thief Abdelhadi Bahou-Jabour used banter and dance moves as a distraction to rob expensive Rolex watches from women’s wrists.

He struck three times in Birmingham city centre in one night, successfully snatching timepieces worth thousands of pounds from two female victims only to be foiled in a third attempt when the watch snagged on its owners shirt.

Police obtained a clear image of the 24-year-old and plain clothes officers swooped on him within weeks. His well-practised technique has drawn comparisons ranging from dancing footballer Ronaldinho to the late TV presenter Bruce Forsyth.

Bahou-Jabour admitted two counts of robbery and one charge of attempted robbery. He was jailed for two years and three months.

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Henry Hutton

Henry Hutton
Henry Hutton

Drug dealer Henry Hutton was caught stashing heroin and crack cocaine in Kinder Eggs.

Police rumbled the 18-year-old when they searched a property in Craven Stonydelph, Tamworth on June 14.

They also found £505 in cash and two mobile phones alongside the children’s plastic containers. Hutton, of Wilmore Road, Birmingham, who also kicked his shoe at an officer, admitted possession with intent to supply class A drugs and assault of an emergency worker. He was jailed for two years.

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Kimani Shaw

Kimani Shaw
Kimani Shaw

Kimani Shaw pointed a gun at rival gangsters and was stabbed 20 times in an underpass in rapid retaliation.

The 22-year-old, who is known was ‘Marnz Malone’ in the B19 gang, aimed the firearm at at passing Honda on Whitmore Street, Hockley – apparent territory of his B16 counterparts.

His subsequent stabbing that day on May 6, 2019, left him fighting for his life and also sparked a revenge shooting in Ladywood 24 hours which resulted in the murder of 23-year-old Dante Mullings.

Shaw, also thought to be associated with the Get Money gang, was not part of the plot as he was in intensive care at the time. He was found guilty of possession of a firearm with intent to endanger life. Shaw was jailed for 11 years.

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Kevin Machin

Kevin Machin
Kevin Machin

Kevin Machin made himself a nuisance in Redditch town centre and ‘consistently caused problems’.

The 55-year-old menace breached a Criminal Behaviour Order four times between August 28 and October 4, kicking the doors of a business in one outburst.

Machin, from Salters Lane, Redditch, was jailed for 14 weeks.

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Shaun Jones

Shaun Jones
Shaun Jones

Shaun Jones was chased by police in Shrewsbury after officers became suspicious of the false plates fitted to his Audi.

When they caught the 36-year-old they recovered drugs, phones and cash. Officers then raided his home in Northfield, Birmingham, where they saw he was growing cannabis as well as supplying heroin and cocaine.

Jones was convicted of possession with intent to supply class A drugs, production of cannabis and being concerned in the supply of cannabis. He was jailed for seven years, six months.

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Jacob Taylor

Jacob Taylor
Jacob Taylor

Jacob Taylor tried to stab a man to death in a frenzied ‘revenge’ attack because he blamed him for getting evicted from a hostel.

The 26-year-old initially threatened the victim with a machete on May 16 last year which resulted in police attending and him being booted out of the premises at Leyton Road, Handsworth. Four days later he returned with a kitchen knife and stabbed his former neighbour multiple times, ignoring his pleas to live.

Taylor was convicted of attempted murder and possession of a knife. He was jailed for 22 years.

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Steven Bennett and Suni Singh Gill

Steven Bennett and Suni Singh Gill
Steven Bennett and Suni Singh Gill

Steven Bennett and Suni Singh Gill inflicted fatal injuries to a father-of-five who they beat up in Tipton park in front of horrified children watching on.

Anthony Bird, aged 50, died from his injuries nearly three weeks after the ‘brutal and senseless’ attack on July 26 last year.

The killers, who had been downing vodka, wrongly believed him to be a paedophile taking pictures of kids, which was rejected by a judge who said the victim was in fact a vulnerable alcoholic who had fallen on hard times.

Bennett, 37, of Bevan Road, Tipton, and Gill, 33, of Shore Road, Tipton were found guilty of murder. They were sentenced to life in prison and must serve a minimum of 18 years.

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David Rogers and Samuel Rogers

David Rogers and Samuel Rogers
David Rogers and Samuel Rogers

David and Samuel Rogers killed their younger sibling Thomas Rogers in a ‘revenge’ attack after a family feud came to a head.

The pair, along with another man, hunted down the 26-year-old with David inflicting the fatal blows, stabbing him through an open car window on the side Bristol Road, Bournbrook, on August 22 last year.

A court heard Thomas had threatened to kill David in the weeks prior, while Samuel had the windows of his home smashed in.

David Rogers, aged 33, of Nora Street, in South Shields, was found guilty of murder and sentenced to life with a minimum term of 18 years. Samuel Rogers, 30, of St. Michael’s Street, in Sutton-in-Ashfield, Nottinghamshire, was convicted of manslaughter and jailed for nine years.

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David Swaby

David Swaby
David Swaby

David Swaby bludgeoned and stabbed to death Hassan Ghafar at his mother’s home in Handsworth – and then tried to dismember his body in a bathtub.

The pair knew each other through buying and selling cannabis. In the early hours of February 7 this year they went to the shop together but at some point there was an ‘altercation’ which prompted Swaby to chase the 22-year-old from room to room at the home in Holly Road.

He inflicted 52 separate injuries attacking him with a rolling pin, poles, knife and scissors. Swaby, aged 33, was found guilty of murder. He was sentenced to life with a minimum term of term of 21 years.

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Anthony Boyd

Anthony Boyd
Anthony Boyd

Anthony Boyd stabbed a woman on a trading estate in Kidderminster leaving her with life-changing injuries.

Police launched a manhunt for the 37-year-old and eventually found him in Somerset. He pleaded guilty to attempted murder, stalking and controlling and coercive behaviour.

Boyd, of Hewell Lane, Redditch, was jailed for 18 years.

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Kali Gills

Kali Gills
Kali Gills

Kali Gills bit her friend’s nose off in the street after a row at her Weoley Castle flat.

The 61-year-old ‘used her teeth as a weapon’ to inflict the irreversible injury which has left the victim ‘destroyed’, housebound and requiring counselling.

The woman has had to have part of her forehead grafted on to her nose and will require further surgery. Gills, of Manor House Close, admitted wounding with intent and was jailed for four years.

Born male but now identifying as a woman, she has requested to be moved from a man’s prison to a women’s jail. A court heard she was also seeking gender reassignment which would now be disrupted by her period in custody.

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James Ankrett

James Ankrett
James Ankrett

Disgraced police constable James Ankrett ‘preyed’ on a vulnerable woman and sent her a picture of himself draped on a bed sheet during a 10-day sexting spree.

He was called out to her home following a domestic incident and squeezed her leg whilst comforting her.

The 40-year-old then gave the woman his number and told her she was gorgeous and that he wanted to kiss her during a series of messages. Ankrett also met her in a cafe and told her to lie that it was a ‘courtesy’ call.

He was sacked from West Midlands Police and also admitted a charge of corrupt or other improper exercise of police powers.

Ankrett, of Hallam Way, Hednesford, was jailed for five months.

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Lee Piper

Lee Piper
Lee Piper

Lee Piper threatened to torch a woman’s home and kick her dog to death.

He assaulted the victim in Stourbridge in April then returned to attack her again on May 5. At some point in the period he warned he would burn her house down and kill her pet.

Piper, aged 47, of Hurlingham Road, Kingstanding, was found guilty of two assault charges and one of threatening to destroy property.

He was jailed for 26 weeks.

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Nigel Collins

Nigel Collins
Nigel Collins

Nigel Collins tossed an Armani man bag containing a gun into a neighbour’s garden – in front of armed police.

Body worn camera footage captured the 33-year-old’s bungled attempt at disposing the revolver as officers swooped on his home in Tew Park Road, Winson Green.

Collins, who was on licence having previously been jailed for 13 years in 2014 for a violent robbery, admitted possession of the firearm and ammunition. He is now back behind bars for a further five years and four months.

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Steven Bowkett

Steven Bowkett
Steven Bowkett

Serial stalker Steven Bowkett demanded topless photographs of women after finding their telephone numbers on missing pet appeals.

The 33-year-old from Sheldon targeted no less than 30 women around the country sending them explicit pictures and videos and ordering that they return the favour.

He bought dozens of pay-as-you-go SIM cards to avoid detection and boasted – wrongly – ‘police can’t do anything’. However officers did manage to track him down. Bowkett admitted multiple stalking, attempted stalking and indecent exposure offences.

He was jailed for four years and eight months. Full story here

Keith Chamberlain

Blocks of cocaine found in Keith Chamberlain's car and flat
Keith Chamberlain

Keith Chamberlain was found in possession of around £500,000 worth of cocaine including blocks he hid behind puppy training pads in his car.

The 63-year-old tried to do a quick U-turn in a Vauxhall Zafira whilst driving in Oldbury in August this year but was stopped by police.

Officers found cocaine stashed in ‘bags for life’ and further quantities in his flat in Acocks Green.

Chamberlain pleaded guilty to possession with intent to supply class A drugs and was sentenced to six years and five months.

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Jamie Brunton and Kier Carter

Jamie Brunton and Keir Carter
Jamie Brunton and Keir Carter

Jamie Brunton and Kier Carter carried out a string of knife-point robberies, aggravated burglaries and carjackings in Staffordshire.

They hit homes in Lichfield and Tamworth breaking in and stealing cars. The pair, both aged 20, were also involved in an incident in Leicestershire.

They admitted conspiring to commit robbery. Brunton, of Shustoke, was sentenced to eight years, eight months and Carter, of Coleshill, received eight years, four months.

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Jamar Bailey

Jamar Bailey jailed for attempted murder of three-week-old baby
Jamar Bailey

Jamar Bailey tried to murder a baby after searching on his mobile phone ‘how to poison’ and ‘how to kill’ a newborn.

Tests on the three-week-old detected sodium valporate, which can be potentially fatal for an infant. Traces of the drug were found in the tot’s milk bottle.

The baby could have slipped into a coma but is thought to have fully recovered from the ordeal in June 2020, although it will not be known until she is older if there are any lasting effects.

Bailey, of Augustine Grove in Winson Green, was said to be ‘overwhelmed’ by the situation he found himself in. He admitted attempted murder and was also convicted of a separate offence of possessing black mamba with intent to supply. Bailey was jailed for 25 and a half years.

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Benjamin John Kidd

Benjamin John Kidd, 32, from Cannock has been jailed after pleading guilty to possessing a firearm and ammunition without a certificate
Benjamin John Kidd

Benjamin John Kidd stashed a gun and bullets in a plastic bag in a tarantula tank.

Police discovered the firearm after acting upon a tip-off and raiding a property in Lichfield.

Kidd, aged 32, of Birches Avenue, Cannock, admitted possessing a firearm and ammunition without a certificate. He was jailed for five years.

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