Cambridgeshire crime: The names and faces of criminals jailed in the last two weeks

Cambridgeshire crime: The names and faces of criminals jailed in the last two weeks

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Police in Cambridgeshire work around the clock to detain dangerous criminals across the county, a job that is sadly never over. After tracking them down, the courts bring them to justice with some receiving punishment for truly heinous crimes.

Several criminals have been sentenced to time in prison in the last two weeks (October 7 to October 21), with crimes ranging from assault to criminal damage. Many of the crimes have been especially violent. One criminal even attacked a taxi driver with a claw hammer.

For the full list of criminals jailed in Cambridgeshire over the last two weeks, see below.

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Sam Claydon

Sam Claydon was jailed for five and a half years

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Peterborough.

Sam Claydon, 39, has been jailed after following an attack on a taxi driver. He forced the driver to stop his car and then attacked him with a claw hammer. The victim had been driving his taxi in Huntingdon Road, Cambridge, at about 7.40pm on August 14, 2020 when Claydon smashed the window with the claw hammer. The victim tried to defend himself with his arm, but Claydon struck him twice and he suffered a broken arm.

He was sentenced at Cambridge Crown Court on Thursday (6 October), after he admitted to causing grievous bodily harm with intent, possession of an offensive weapon and criminal damage. He has been jailed for five and a half years.

Read the full story here.

Tony Adams

Tony Adams, 31, of New Road, Littleport

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Ely.

Tony Adams of New Road, Littleport, has been jailed after he locked another man in a dog cage during a "violent and disgraceful" attack. Adams attacked his victim in the early hours of July 16 this year, after travelling to where he was staying in Cottenham and demanding money.

He then forced the man into a dog cage, poured washing up liquid over him and threatened him again with a knife. But the man was able to escape and alert police, who arrested Adams later the same day.

Adams was sentenced to two-and-a-half years in prison after admitting to assault causing actual bodily harm at Cambridge Crown Court on Friday October 7.

Read the full story here.

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Danny Jacob

Danny Jacob

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A Cambridgeshire man who threatened to stab his partner before dragging her into her house and locking her in has been jailed. Danny Jacob, 41, got aggressive and abusive with his partner at her home in Wisbech just before she was about to go and spend the day with her mother and their five-year-old daughter on February 19.

At Peterborough Crown Court, Jacob, of Railway Road, Wisbech, was jailed for 23 months, having pleaded guilty to false imprisonment, actual bodily harm, possession of a knife in a public place and sending an electronic communication with intent to cause distress or anxiety. He was also given a 15-year restraining order.

Read the full story here.

Michael Wood

A man has been jailed after stealing £100 from his ex-partner and attacking a police officer. Michael Wood, 56, was at the woman’s home in Orton Malborne, Peterborough, on 7 July when the pair argued. The woman left the house and when she returned discovered Wood was gone and £100 was missing from her bedroom.

The victim called police and Wood left but returned while officers were still there. When they went to speak to him outside, Wood grabbed one of the officers and kicked her in the stomach.

On 19 October at Huntingdon Law Courts he was jailed for eight weeks and eight days. He was also given a five-year restraining order preventing him from contacting the victim.

Read the full story here.

Martin Edwards

Martin Edwards caught on CCTV

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Martin Edwards walked into the Co-Op in Main Street, Brampton, on the evening of 21 August armed with a kitchen knife and a piece of wood. He threatened three members of staff, demanding money from the tills, before leaving with a handful of bank notes.

Edwards was arrested the following day after being identified by police from CCTV. At Peterborough Crown Court on Tuesday 18 October Edwards, 42, of Walston Way, Brampton, was sentenced to two years and eight months in prison after pleading guilty to robbery, burglary and possession of a knife in a public place.

Read the full story here.

John Stanley

John Stanley

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John Stanley, 46, of Royston Road, Wendens Ambo, was first captured on doorbell footage rattling the front door handle of a property in School Road, Upwell, in December last year.

He smashed the rear patio doors before making off from the address. In April this year, he was captured on CCTV trying to enter a garage in Church Street, Whaddon. The owner of the property woke up to find a lawnmower and pizza oven missing from his shed.

Stanley was arrested on 21 April in Essex and found in possession of a stolen Mini Cooper. He was sentenced to two years and ten months in prison.

Read the full story here.

Filip Qokaj

Filip Qokaj

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Filip Qokaj, 39, of Queens Walk, Peterborough, was sentenced at Cambridge Crown Court on 17 October after admitting to producing a class B controlled drug. He was jailed for two years.

Following a search of a property in Folksworth Road, Norman Cross, on 8 September after receiving an anonymous letter to say it was suspected cannabis was being grown there, it was discovered five rooms were being used to grow the drug.

In addition to the plants, worth a potential £95,000, several bags of harvested cannabis, with a street value of about £26,000 and ready for distribution, were also found.

Read the full story here.

Muhammad Ahmed

Muhammad Ahmed

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A Peterborough man who was on the run after seriously assaulting a housemate was found by police in a car with weapons and drugs. Muhammad Ahmed, 40, attacked the 36-year-old man at sheltered housing in Eastfield Grove, Peterborough, on the evening of 14 April last year following a disagreement over food in a fridge.

Ahmed was arrested and charged with attempting to cause grievous bodily harm (GBH) with intent but failed to appear at court and was wanted when he was stopped by officers in Cubitt Way on 4 April.

In his car they found cannabis, and two small bags of cocaine, a hammer, £70 in cash, a set of digital scales and underneath the driver’s seat a black Glock-style handgun.

He appeared at Peterborough Crown Court on 6 October where he was sentenced to a total of three years in prison for attempting to cause grievous bodily harm with intent.

Read the full story here.

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