A drink-driver who downed 11 cocktails and 15 shots before running over a pedestrian and ‘taking her leg off’ below the knee is among the criminals who were jailed in Surrey during June. The list also includes a scammer who pretended to have terminal cancer while living a ‘lavish lifestyle’.
Among those put behind bars was a burglar who left his victims barricading themselves inside a room in their own home to stop him assaulting them. Another burglar was jailed after he came back to steal a second car from the same household while its owners were on the phone to the police.
Two sex offenders are also on the jailed in June list, one of whom attacked his teenage victim while she walked through allotments late at night, while the other was discovered grooming children online. The list is rounded off by two men who left a man with a fractured skull and a bleed on the brain after attacking him with a baseball bat and knife.
Below is SurreyLive ‘s list of some of the criminals who were sent to prison in June 2022. We have included a brief overview of each case, a link to the full story, and a photo of each prisoner.
Pair who fractured victim’s skull with baseball bat and knife
Two men have been jailed after pleading guilty to committing an assault with a metal baseball bat and knife in Redhill. The victim’s injuries included a fractured skull, fractured shoulder and bleed on the brain.
The pair pleaded guilty to affray at Guildford Crown Court on Wednesday, June 22. George Tierney, 35, was sentenced to two years and four months in prison, while 32-year-old David Tierney was sentenced to 13 months and two weeks in prison. Read the full story here.
Burglar whose victims barricaded themselves in room to escape him
Levi Burton, 27, broke into a house in Dorking while its two occupants were both asleep. They confronted him and he assaulted one of them before they barricaded themselves in a room to escape him.
The police arrived minutes later, Tasered Burton and arrested him. He was jailed for 18 months after being found guilty of burglary and assault on Friday, June 17. Read the full story here.
Sex attacker who dragged girl onto grass and pinned her to ground
Petrisor Lazar, 33, grabbed his teenage victim from behind as she walked through Commercial Road allotments in Staines late at night. He put his hand over the girl’s mouth and dragged her off the footpath onto the grass.
Police say he then got on top of the girl and forcibly kissed her, but she managed to get free and run to safety. Lazar has now been sentenced to two years in prison. He admitted to sexually assaulting the girl. Read the full story here.
Scammer who pretended to have cancer while living ‘lavish lifestyle’
A banker who pretended to have terminal cancer and forged medical documents to scam insurance companies out of £1.2 million has been jailed. Rajesh Ghedia, 42, also pretended to be the vice president of the Bank of America and scammed seven victims, including his own cousin and a dad he met on the school run, out of £600,000.
His sentencing hearing heard he lived a “lavish lifestyle”, driving “high-value” cars and living in a mansion in Virginia Water. He was jailed for six years and nine months after admitting to 22 counts of fraud. Read the full story here.
Sex offender snared by paedophile hunters
Asad Ullah, 28, had been speaking to who he thought were young girls online in a sexually explicit manner. He had planned to meet one of them in November last year but he had actually been speaking to adults posing as children, who met Ullah at Woking Leisure Centre when he was arrested by officers.
Ullah was sentenced to three years and nine months at Guildford Crown Court on Wednesday, June 15 after admitting his crimes. In addition to his prison sentence, he was also given a lifetime sexual harm prevention order and will be on the sex offenders’ register for life. Read the full story here.
Burglar who came back to steal second car while owners spoke to police
Tristram Spencer, 35, was jailed for seven years following a string of burglaries and vehicle thefts across Surrey including one at a property in Banstead where the victims returned home and initially realised their Jaguar XFR had been stolen from the driveway.
When they entered their home, they found that the rear patio doors had been smashed and multiple items, including a TV, car keys, an Xbox, a PlayStation and a drone as well as luxury watches, had been stolen. While on the phone to police, another vehicle belonging to the victims – which they had returned home in – was stolen. Read the full story here.
Drink-driver who smashed into woman after downing cocktails and shots
A drink-driver who struck a pedestrian leaving her critically injured at the side of the Farnham Bypass has been jailed. Michael Marsden, 23, downed 11 cocktails and 15 shots before getting in his blue BMW on June 5 last year. The impact of the collision ‘took her leg off’ below the knee.
He has now been jailed for three years after pleading guilty to dangerous driving, driving whilst well over the alcohol limit, failure to stop and failure to report when he appeared before the crown court. He was also banned from driving for 54 months. Read the full story here.
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