The criminals who have been jailed in Leeds courts in the last month
These are some of the criminals who have been jailed for serious offences in West Yorkshire in July.
All were sentenced at Leeds Crown Court.
Street robber Hassan Asghar was locked up for 31 months for punching a man outside McDonald’s in Leeds city centre, after he demanded money. He was handed the sentence after Leeds Crown Court heard he had a previous conviction for robbery in which a victim was threatened with a machete.
Trio Bradley Myers, Bradley Turner and John Turner carried out a terrifying masked armed robbery at a Tesco Express store in Leeds. The court heard that customers and shop workers were threatened and beaten with a hammer during the raid as the three men tried in vain to get the store’s safe open. They were handed extended prison sentences totalling nearly 50 years.
Drunk burglar Yves Udahemuka was caught after sneaking into a house in Leeds, after the owner had left the door unlocked to let out his cat. Udahemuka and another man were caught red-handed in the living room but his accomplice managed to get away. The court heard when the cat owner came back upstairs he found Udahemuka - who was jailed for more than two years - picking up loose change that was on the fireplace and his accomplice unplugging the TV.
Niquaye Abossey repeatedly stabbed a man in front of children at a football match in Leeds. The 21-year-old pulled out a knife and stabbed the 52-year-old victim three times to the body during the attack. Leeds Crown Court heard he used the weapon as the victim was involved with his younger brother Amon - who was also arrested - over a £150 debt. Abossey was jailed for five years after pleading guilty to wounding with intent.
Mother Dawn Cranston and grandmother Denise Cranston were found guilty of manslaughter over the death of 18-year-old Jordan Burling who was found in an emaciated condition at a house in Leeds. The court heard Jordan was ‘skin and bone’ and weighed less than six stone when paramedics found him on a filthy inflatable mattress. The pair, as well as Jordan’s sister Abigail Burling, who was found guilty of causing or allowing the death of a vulnerable adult, were jailed for a total of eight and a half years.
Leeds house burglars Jonathan Shillito and Craig Lackey were jailed after going on a “spending spree” with stolen bank cards. Leeds Crown Court heard the burglary victim received a text from his bank to say one of his cards had just been used at Bargain Booze in Bramley.