The Gloucestershire criminals jailed in March

A roundup of the people jailed in Gloucestershire in March.

Robert Hall, 37, was jailed for five years and nine months for trying to kidnap a terrified 13-year-old girl in Chalford last summer has been jailed today for five and three quarter years.

Hall of Woodlands, Leonard Stanley, claimed he was being told by voices in his head to snatch the girl – but his explanation was rejected by a Gloucester Crown Court judge after he had heard evidence from Hall during a ‘trial of issue’ to determine the extent of his guilt.

FULL STORY: Leonard Stanley man Robert Hall jailed for trying to kidnap teenage girl on canal towpath

Edward Humphrey, 42, was jailed for two years and eight months after stealing more than £62,000 from an alternative medicine company in Stroud to finance his gambling addiction.

Humphrey, of Overbrook Road, Hardwicke, abused his position as bookkeeper for In-Light Ltd, which provides homeopathic medicine courses in Rodborough, by making unauthorised bank transfers to his own Stroud company.

FULL STORY: Jail for gambling-addict accountant who stole £62k from Stroud homeopathy business

Jonathan Nash, 46, was jailed for 12 years after subjected his former partner to an 18 month campaign of harassment and sexual abuse.

Nash, of Allen Road, Paganhill, was convicted of two offences of sexually assaulting her following a week-long trial, and also admitted breaching a sexual harm prevention order.

FULL STORY: Stroud man who harassed and abused ex partner jailed for 12 years

A 27-year-old drug dealer who ‘cuckooed’ the flat of a vulnerable man in the Stroud area was jailed for three years.

In September and October last year James Newton, 27, was living with his partner in Lansdown Crescent in Cheltenham but was dealing in class A drugs from a ”cuckooed’ flat in Church Street, King’s Stanley.

FULL STORY: Drug dealer, 27, who ‘cuckooed’ flat of vulnerable man jailed

A former Bristol City footballer has been jailed for 10 years after he was convicted of rape and attempted rape following attacks on women he met at nightclubs in Bristol and London.

Alhaji Sesay, 22, who also represented the Sierra Leone national team, was convicted of one count of rape and two of attempted rape against two separate women following a trial at Bristol Crown Court. He was found not guilty of a second charge of rape.

FULL STORY: Former Bristol City footballer jailed after raping woman in nightclub toilet

A Cotswold man who sexually abused a 13-year-old girl over a four month period was jailed for two years and eight months.

Henry Scott, 24, of Bagpath, near Tetbury, pleaded guilty at Gloucester Crown Court to three charges of having penetrative sex with the girl, engaging in sexual communications with a child and possessing indecent images of the girl in all three categories of seriousness.

FULL STORY: Cotswold man, 24, jailed for sexually abusing girl, 13

Swindon Town’s head groundsman has been jailed for three-and-a-half months after he was caught almost six times over the drink drive limit.

Marcus Cassidy, 40, of Glen Court, Stonehouse, was caught behind the wheel of a Mercedes Sprinter on the M6 with his lights off and weaving in his lane at 40mph.

FULL STORY: Swindon Town groundsman from Stonehouse was almost six times drink drive limit

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