CRIMINALS jailed in June included a man held a ‘handgun’ to another man’s head, a boyfriend who set fire to his partners dressing gown and a man who stabbed his ex-girlfriend’s new partner.

Here are the people jailed for Dorset crimes in June.

William James Greenaway

A jealous ex-boyfriend stabbed his victim in the face having convinced himself his former partner was seeing another man.

William James Greenaway slashed the male victim’s face with a Leatherman multitool during an altercation that he started at his ex-girlfriend’s address in Poole.

Bournemouth Crown Court heard the complainant was in the process of leaving the property with another man.

This was after they learned Greenaway, despite being subject to a restraining order, had messaged his former girlfriend to say he was coming to the flat.

The victim suffered two stab wounds to his face in the left cheek below the eye and just above the jaw line.

Sentencing Judge Jonathan Fuller QC, who jailed the defendant for two years and six months, said: “Imagine the blade which went to the lower jaw had gone down a couple of inches more and he had been stabbed in the neck.”

READ MORE: Man jailed for stabbing at his ex-girlfriend's Poole flat

Thomas Obodiah McCalum

Bournemouth Echo:

A young man held a ‘handgun’ against a stranger’s face and pulled the trigger, leaving the victim bleeding and with a pellet lodged in his forehead.

Thomas Obadiah McCalum had no recollection of the assault in Bournemouth in the early hours of Christmas Eve last year after he had been “fed Xanax”.

Bournemouth Crown Court heard the 18-year-old had been administered the illicit sedative by suspected criminals who had exploited his vulnerability.

Judge Stephen Climie jailed McCalum for four years, having previously pleaded guilty to inflicting grievous bodily harm with intent and possession of an imitation firearm with intent to cause fear of violence.

The judge said: “Christmas Eve, ordinarily, is a time for celebration and positive high spirits. As far as the victim was concerned that was very much in play and in hand until you stepped in front of him for no good reason at all.

“You were armed with a weapon, on any basis, which was potentially lethal – that potential you effectively put in play. Holding it to his head and pulling the trigger was the most likely way of causing a fatal injury.

“Why would be a total mystery as you were unknown to each other.”

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Daniel John Hewitt

A man who drove a motorbike while disqualified and crashed twice, before crashing an e-scooter into a Ford Focus and went “flying over the handlebars”, has been jailed.

Daniel John Hewitt, 46, of Jubilee Way, Sturminster Marshall, pleaded guilty to driving while disqualified, driving with no insurance and dangerous driving in Corfe Mullen on January 11, 2022, as well as driving while disqualified in Poole on February 19, 2022.

The defendant, who had a history of being disqualified from driving having first been banned in 1993, appeared at Bournemouth Crown Court for sentencing on June 17.

Judge Robert Pawson sentenced the defendant to 10 months imprisonment for the dangerous driving, four months for driving while disqualified and two months for driving without insurance, all to be served concurrently.

He was sentenced to four months for driving while disqualified on February 19, to be added to the ten months meaning he’ll serve a total of 14 months.

Judge Pawson said: “I have little faith you will abide by a community order. I cannot suspend the sentence, it must be immediate custody.”

READ MORE: Wimborne man jailed for driving while disqualified

Neil James Golding

Bournemouth Echo:

A man who subjected a woman to repeated physical, verbal and emotional abuse has been jailed for two years.

Neil James Golding, aged 39, assaulted his partner, rubbed a cream cake in her face and poured a drink over her, Bournemouth Crown Court heard.

Golding, of Fordingbridge, pleaded guilty to charges of coercive and controlling behaviour against his ex-girlfriend, assault by beating, common assault and criminal damage.

Judge Jonathan Fuller QC said the defendant used language which was designed to “belittle, humiliate and degrade” the victim.

Judge Fuller QC said: “In my view the suspension of this sentence would not mark the seriousness of the offending.”

READ MORE: Abusive boyfriend jailed for 'cowardly' coercive behaviour

Samuel Oliver Smith, James Flynn, James Wall

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A victim of burglary has said their home no longer feels safe after three burglars stole a camera and a haul of jewellery from the property.

Poole men Samuel Oliver Smith, 35, James Flynn, 45, and James Wall, 44, entered the address in Alder Road, Poole, in broad daylight on March 17 last year.

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They carried out an “untidy search” of the property before making off in a getaway car which was parked nearby.

Smith, of Bournemouth Road, Flynn, of West Quay Road, Poole, and Wall, of Langdon Road, Poole, appeared at Bournemouth Crown Court for sentencing on Friday, June 10.

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Wall was also sentenced for a burglary in Ferndown, on March 4, 2021, while he asked the judge to take into consideration his involvement in a further dwelling burglary in Hurn Lane, St Ives, on March 16.

Flynn was sentenced to three years and eight months imprisonment for one count of burglary, Wall for three years and two months for two counts of burglary and Smith for two years for one offence of burglary.

READ MORE: Trio of burglars left victim no longer feeling safe at home

Ryan Palin

A DRUG dealer who supplied millions of pounds of cocaine across the UK from Bournemouth to Glasgow was caught due to a distinctive mural at his home of UFC star Conor McGregor.

Ryan Palin, 36, orchestrated a criminal network that relied upon people willing to traffic drugs on a daily basis and concealed his criminal gains using legitimate businesses as cover.

He also relied on a highly encrypted form of telecommunications, known to its users as the EncroChat network.

Criminals thought that Encrochat phones could not be hacked into by the authorities.

However, in April 2020, police in Europe cracked the system and a number of prosecutions across the continent have followed, including in the UK.

An image on the encrypted phone showed a distinctive mural of the UFC star Connor McGregor.

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This proved key to linking the encrypted phone to Palin, as officers were able to identify that the wall the mural was painted on was a wall at the home address of the defendant.

He was charged with conspiracy to supply Class A and Class B drugs but pleaded not guilty. However, on June 17, he was found guilty following a trial at Liverpool Crown Court. He was jailed for 29 years.