BELOW is a round-up of all of the criminals whose prison sentencings were covered by the Free Press, Journal, Pioneer or Chronicle in February.

Christopher Howells

Rhyl Journal: Christopher HowellsChristopher Howells (Image: North Wales Police)

Howells, 52, from Llanfair PG, was jailed for arson and theft.

He was also handed a lengthy restraining order.

Read the full story here.

Graham Herschell

Herschell, 39, of Derwent Road, Warrington, was jailed for two driving-related offences which he committed in St Asaph and Pensarn.

He also received a driving ban.

Read the full story here.


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Jake Orritt

Rhyl Journal: Jake OrrittJake Orritt (Image: North Wales Police)

Orritt, 30, of Vale Road, Rhyl, was jailed after admitting to breaching a restraining order against his mother on three separate occasions.

He strangled her and threatened to kill her fish in a “cocaine-fuelled binge”.

Read the full story here.

Christopher Roberts

Rhyl Journal: Christopher RobertsChristopher Roberts (Image: North Wales Police)

Roberts, 35, of Llwyn Morfa, Abergele, was jailed after breaking into his ex-partner’s home and attacking her and her partner in front of their children.

His accomplice, Gareth Murray, 26, of Clifton Road, Llandudno, was handed a suspended sentence.

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Ben Doidge, who was attacked by Roberts, said he and partner Ceri Owen have been given peace of mind by Roberts’ imprisonment – read more here.

Carl Price and Andrew Hansen

Rhyl Journal: Carl Price (left) and Andrew HansenCarl Price (left) and Andrew Hansen (Image: Merseyside Police)

Price, 29, of Curate Road, Tuebrook, and Hansen, 49, of Yelverton Road, Anfield, were jailed after supplying drugs to Rhyl.

An investigation also found that Hansen and Price were responsible for using a 16-year-old Merseyside boy to help carry out County Lines drug dealing.

Read the full story here.

Bethan Rawes

Rhyl Journal: Bethan RawesBethan Rawes (Image: NWP Gwynedd North / Facebook)

Rawes, 39, of Bethesda, was jailed for shoplifting, criminal damage to police property and public order.

Upon arrest, Rawes repeatedly spat in a police vehicle and custody cell, causing damage to both.

Read the full story here.

The following defendants were also sentenced to indefinite hospital orders, as well as restriction orders, last month:

Tony Thomas

Thomas, 46, of Penrhyn Isaf, Minffordd, Penrhyndeudraeth, was guilty of the manslaughter of his father, Dafydd.

He had been in dispute with his father, who lived roughly 500 yards away from him, regarding the ownership of his home and the keeping of pigs.

Read the full story here.

Stuart Hughes

Hughes, 41, of Ffordd Gwynedd, Llandudno, was guilty of arson being reckless as to whether life is endangered after pouring petrol through a woman’s letterbox and starting a house fire.

Having been diagnosed with schizophrenia, Hughes said two women had “subjected him to witchcraft” for nine years and his only motivation, he said, was to “get rid of the evil”.

He believed those subjecting him to witchcraft lived at the property he started the fire at.

In fact, it belonged to Zara Groves, 52, who described this episode as “the worst, scariest time of my life”.

Read the full story here.