‘Unmitigated and unreconstructed paedophile’ given 21-year sentence as dangerous offender

A child rapist serving a 21-year extended sentence for a campaign of abuse has been handed another extended sentence after being convicted of abusing other children. Former colliery security guard Ronald Preddy was handed his first 21-year sentence in 2016 after being convicted of a campaign of rapes and indecent assaults against two young boys… Continue reading ‘Unmitigated and unreconstructed paedophile’ given 21-year sentence as dangerous offender

Trusted treasurer stole almost £45,000 from boat club funds

The trusted treasurer of a popular boat club raided the coffers and helped himself to tens of thousands of pounds of its money, a court has herd. Christopher Philips secretly applied for large loans for the club and, when they were paid, he simply transferred the money into his own account. He then altered bank… Continue reading Trusted treasurer stole almost £45,000 from boat club funds

Drug dealer flips car as he rams police vehicle

A “panicking” drug dealer rammed a police vehicle causing his car to flip over onto its roof. Lathan Rees swerved around cars and drove along a pavement before slamming into the unmarked car as he tried to flee. The two officers in the police car both suffered whiplash injuries in the crash but were able… Continue reading Drug dealer flips car as he rams police vehicle

Girl, 12, raped by her brother gives birth to his baby after being rushed to hospital with stomach pains

A 12-year-old girl who was rushed to hospital with stomach pains gave birth to her brother’s baby a short time later, a court has heard. The girl had been just 11 when she was raped by her 14-year-old brother in the family home. Swansea Crown Court heard the siblings were growing up in a “dysfunctional”… Continue reading Girl, 12, raped by her brother gives birth to his baby after being rushed to hospital with stomach pains

Man lunged at woman with 8in knife after being knocked to floor

A man armed himself with a knife after a confrontation which saw him thrown to the floor and went looking for his opponent moments later making threats to kill. Neil Herman then lunged at a woman he confronted in a doorway and swung his blade at her missing her by inches. The 58-year-old was said… Continue reading Man lunged at woman with 8in knife after being knocked to floor

Drunken knifeman racially abused and threatened to ‘slice’ families on Swansea beach

Families socialising on a beach after going to church were terrorised by a drunken knifeman shouting racist abuse, a court has heard. Alexander Walker began by offering some of the children at the gathering alcohol before producing a knife and threatening to “slice” them. He then chased some of the family members, including a man… Continue reading Drunken knifeman racially abused and threatened to ‘slice’ families on Swansea beach

Man jailed for bombarding ex-partner with abusive and threatening phone calls

A man bombarded his former partner with abusive and threatening phone calls after a chance encounter in the street, a court has heard. Jamie Hole made dozens of disgusting calls to his ex including ones where he threatened to burn her house down and advised her to “sleep with one eye open”. The 35-year-old has… Continue reading Man jailed for bombarding ex-partner with abusive and threatening phone calls

Man with 140 convictions talks his way into family’s house during medical emergency before stealing their new car

A man talked his way into the home of a family which was dealing with a medical emergency and then stole their new car. Terrence Davies then tried to sell the vehicle for scrap before writing it off in a crash and walking away. The theft was part of a “catalogue” of criminality by the… Continue reading Man with 140 convictions talks his way into family’s house during medical emergency before stealing their new car

Dad stole his teenage son’s £38,000 inheritance and spent it on drink, drugs, and a holiday

A dad stole his teenage son’s £38,000 inheritance and spent it on drink, drugs, and a holiday, a court has heard. Daniel Caulfield’s mother had set up a savings fund for her grandson to be given to him when he turned 18 and he planned to use it to pay for university. However when the… Continue reading Dad stole his teenage son’s £38,000 inheritance and spent it on drink, drugs, and a holiday