The criminals sent to jail in Portsmouth courts over the last month

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Here are some of the criminals who have appeared at Portsmouth Crown Court over the last month – and been sent to jail for their crimes. 

- Deplorable burglar Clive Callaway tricked his way into homes, stole from people he worked for – and took a laptop from a pensioner who had put him up for months rent free.

Pictures: Hampshire Constabulary

Pictures: Hampshire Constabulary

He was jailed for four years and six months, and the judge said it was ‘an appalling sequnce of offences’.

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- Career burglar David Unlacke was jailed for four years after he tried to burgle a home in Portsmouth – and was confronted by the homeowners in the kitchen.

After he was discovered he fled the house and hopped across gardens to escape, but police quickly arrived and found him in a nearby garage.

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- Martin Coulson has been jailed for groping a young girl and indecently assaulting another in the 1970s and 1990s.

He will serve three years in prison after being found guilty of six offences.

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- Kevin Zhou was travelling at more than 100mph when he was involved in a hit-and-run crash, forcing the victim to have his leg amputated.

He was jailed for three years, and the judge said he could have ‘caused (his victim’s) death’.

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- Prolific thief Eamon Reade was jailed after a judge said he ‘couldn’t care less’ about stealing a woman’s handbag.

Reade, who had 43 previous convictions for theft and burglary, was jailed for eight months.

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- Brian Hooper, 42, was jailed for eight months after ploughing his car into a man during a row about a parking space.

His victim was left clinging onto a car bonnet for dear life.

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- Eight Pompey fans who terrorised the city centre ahead of a Plymouth game were jailed for a total of nearly 10 years.

A gang of 16 defendants were sentenced for their violent disorder before the League Two clash in April last year.

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- Drug dealer Mark Maloney tried to escape police by jumping out of a window in Portsmouth.

He was in a house in Southsea when drugs officers arrived.

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- Adam Foster was sentenced to seven years in prison for being concerned in the supply of the class A drug cocaine.

He was given the same sentence for being concerned in the supply of the class A drug heroin, which will run concurrently.

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- David Rewcastle has been jailed for more than 10 years after committing a number of drug-related offences.

Appearing at Portsmouth Crown Court, Rewcastle pleaded guilty to four counts of being concerned in the production of cannabis, a class B drug, a charge of possession with intent to supply cannabis, two counts of possession with intent to supply cocaine, a class A drug, and possessing a weapon for the discharge of a noxious liquid / gas / electrical device.

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- Crack cocaine addict Billy Cooper was caught in a peadophile chatroom by undercover police posing as a babysitter.

He confessed to the police officer he had a sick sexual interest in children aged eight to 16.

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