The robbers, burglars and other criminals locked up in Leeds in June

These are some of the criminals from Leeds who were locked up last month. The list features robbers and burglars, including three family members who targeted properties across the north of England. It also features men who assaulted and harassed their ex-partners and a PhD graduate who was caught for a second time with photos and videos of children being sexually abused.

Also this month, an arsonist was sectioned under the Mental Health Act after starting a fire in his 20th-floor flat. Scroll down the list to some of the most serious cases in the city and the borough in June – from the armed robber given an extended prison sentence to a violent thug jailed for eight months. The sentencing hearings all took place at the city’s Crown court.

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Martin Kaczmarek

Kaczmarek robbing A1 News & Mini Market

An armed robber who terrified staff and customers during eight raids across Leeds was given an extended prison sentence of more than 14 years.

Martin Kaczmarek was deemed a serious danger to the public after targeting hairdressers, a Greggs bakery, a charity shop, a beauty salon and newsagents. The 48-year-old pleaded guilty to five counts of robbery, three counts of attempted robbery and eight counts of possessing a bladed article. The incidents took place between February and April this year.

Read the full story from court here.

Henry Price, John Price and John Swales

The robbers, burglars and other criminals locked up in Leeds in JuneL-R: Henry Price, John Price and John Swales

Three family members have been jailed after car keys, jewellery and cash were stolen in burglaries across north of England. Properties were targeted in the likes of Harrogate, Otley, Shipley, Bradford and Wakefield, as well as Greater Manchester and Nottinghamshire. Four Audis were stolen as part of the conspiracies and in one burglary alone GBP45,000 worth of gold jewellery was stolen.

Henry Price, of Leaway, Ince, Wigan, Greater Manchester, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to burgle and conspiracy to steal. He was jailed for seven-and-a-half years. John Price, of Nuttall Street, Accrington, Lancashire, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to burgle, conspiracy to steal, having an offensive weapon, namely ammonia, and attempted burglary.

He was jailed for seven years. John Swales, who lives in a caravan park on Sherdley Road, St Helens, Merseyside and was on the run when he was arrested, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to burgle, conspiracy to steal and possessing criminal property. He was jailed for four years and nine months.

The sentence will  run consecutively to the 90-month prison term he is currently serving. Click here to read the full story.

Lee Lockwood

The robbers, burglars and other criminals locked up in Leeds in JuneLee Lockwood, of Hunslet, was jailed for three years

A burglar sold a stolen truck worth GBP33,000 for just GBP200 to get money to buy drugs. Lee Lockwood was subject to a suspended sentence when he targeted a manufacturer’s unit in a business park in Hunslet.

Prosecutor Duncan Ritchie said the 43-year-old broke into Creatif Architectural Products in the afternoon of Sunday, March 15 this year. He was jailed for three years. Read the full story here.

Daniel Rennison

The robbers, burglars and other criminals locked up in Leeds in JuneDaniel Rennison was jailed for two years and two months

A homeless thug threatened to stab members of his family and was involved in a dangerous police chase during a spree of offending in Leeds.

Daniel Rennison, 27, was jailed for two years and two months over a series of offences between February and December last year. Click here to read the full story.

Sven Landsherr

The robbers, burglars and other criminals locked up in Leeds in JuneSven Landsherr, of no fixed address, was jailed for 22 months

A McDonald’s manager who raided flats in Leeds and stole a neighbour’s spare keys before spending the night in her property was jailed for 22 months. Sven Landsherr stole post and parcels from the communal areas of flats on several occasions.

This is what happened in court.

Christopher Stafford-Tribble

The robbers, burglars and other criminals locked up in Leeds in JuneChristopher Stafford-Tribble

A controlling boyfriend was jailed for 18 months for attacking his girlfriend and their two friends after she spoke to another man in a Leeds nightclub. Christopher Stafford-Tribble used a metal pole to attack one of his victims and threatened to slit his partner’s throat during the disturbance. The incident happened after the 42-year-old and his partner travelled from their home in Cornwall for a night out in the city on January 25 this year.

Click here to read the full story.

Warren Spence

A thug sent racist texts to his ex’s daughter and niece after getting out of prison before assaulting an officer who tried to arrest him. Warren Spence fought with officers at a house in Leeds after arming himself with a knife and fork. The incident happened after the 50-year-old breached a restraining order by contacting his former partner and sending racially offensive text messages to her daughter and niece.

Here’s the full story from court.

Gareth Dwyer

A violent thug ignored a restraining order and attacked the mother of his child in her own home in Leeds. Gareth Dwyer waited outside his terrified ex-partner’s flat before barging his way in when she took the bin out. The homeless 37-year-old grabbed the victim by the throat and squeezed, causing her to fear for her life.

Judge Geoffrey Marson QC jailed Dwyer for 14 months and imposed a five-year restraining order. This is what happened in court.

Benjamin Flint

A homeless man who was part of a gang that bullied and robbed a man of GBP100 after a night out in Leeds was jailed for 10-and-a-half months. Benjamin Flint and three other men had been out drinking together before the robbery.

The attack happened just before 9.30pm on November 8 last year as the men were heading back to homeless shelter St George’s Crypt in the city centre. Click here to read the full story.

John Embery

A Leeds PhD graduate who downloaded nearly 40,000 indecent images of children was jailed for nine months. Police found the still and moving images on John Embery’s laptop and hard drives in August 2018.

He had been given a suspended prison sentence in 2012 after being convicted of 21 counts of making indecent images of children. Read more here.

Christopher Hennigan

A disqualified driver was found incoherent and unsteady on his feet after crashing a BMW. Christopher Hennigan, 32, was out on licence when he crashed the car in Seacroft and fled the scene.

Prosecutor Louise Pryke said the defendant drove the car through a residential area of Seacroft at around 11.30am on May 16 this year. Hennigan was jailed for eight months and disqualified from driving for 40 months. Click here for the full story.

Ally Barti

A drunken thug launched an unprovoked attack on a stranger in Leeds city centre after he declined to give him money.

Ally Barti attacked the man from behind and kicked him when he was on the ground, leaving him with a dislocated shoulder and two head wounds. A warrant was out for the 22-year-old’s arrest for another assault when the incident took place on November 24 last year. He was jailed for eight months.

Click here to read more.

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