14 north Northamptonshire criminals brought to justice in March and April

They include three killers, a rogue trader and a Kinder Egg drug dealer

Monday, 27th April 2020, 6:00 am
Some of the criminals jailed

The coronavirus pandemic may have closed Northampton Crown Court to most, but the criminal justice system continues to battle on.

Here are 14 convicts from the north of the county brought to justice over the past two months.

Ghilani admitted stabbing Stevie Pentelow during the murder trial but denied it was his knife. He was cleared of murder by a jury but jailed for 14-and-a-half years for manslaughter and drugs offences.

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Said travelled to the Ock N Dough in Wellingborough to stab a teenager in revenge after a gang attack on his brother in prison. He was jailed for five years and eight months.
Heidi James joined fellow thief Billy Appleyard to steal from a car in Kettering. She was jailed for six weeks.
Patel was also found guilty of manslaughter after the Little Harrowden stabbing and jailed for a total of 11 years and eight months.
Thomas from Wellingborough, drove the group to the scene before Stevie Pentelow was stabbed to death in Little Harrowden. He was cleared of murder but jailed for 13 years and three months for manslaughter and drugs offences.
The Rushden conman was jailed in 2014 for fraud, yet found himself up in court for the same offence after targeting elderly and vulnerable victims. He promised to carry out work and took thousands up front - but never returned. He was jailed for 40 months.
McLeod, of Wellingborough, was joined Hassan Said in the Wellingborough stab attack. As the victim staggered up he threw a glass at him. He was jailed for two years.
The Wellingborough sex offender had to tell police of his whereabouts as part of conditions put on him from previous court cases. But he failed to do so on a number of occasions and he was jailed for just over a year.
Appleyard stole from a car in Kettering and thought he would get away after threatening to stab the victim. Unfortunately for him, the victim chased him and held him until police arrived. The thief was jailed for six weeks.
Carvalho, from Corby, was spotted acting suspiciously in Peterborough. Police then found heroin and crack cocaine hidden in a Kinder Egg in his car. He was jailed for three years and nine months.
McCann, from Corby, admitted sexually assaulting a woman and was warned he could be jailed. He was later handed a suspended sentence and will be on the register for sex offenders for 10 years.
Nassington man Howell, 48, impregnated his underage victim and later admitted sexual activity with a child. He was jailed for six-and-a-half years.
The Albanian was caught tending to cannabis plants in Higham Ferrers worth more than 150,000 and said he was paying back a debt to traffickers. He was jailed for eight months and is likely to be deported.
The 24-year-old is currently in prison for burglary and he has now admitted more charges after a series of break-ins at the Newlands Centre, causing thousands of pounds in damage. He is yet to be sentenced.