Thirteen faces of Lancashire criminals who won't see the end of lockdown after being jailed during February 2021

Judges hand down a combined 60-plus years to sex offenders, drug dealers and thieves.

Monday, 1st March 2021, 11:38 am
Updated Monday, 1st March 2021, 12:11 pm
Thirteen faces of Lancashire criminals who won't see the end of lockdown after being jailed during February 2021

The end of lockdown might finally be in sight for most of us...but not for these criminals.

A collection of sex offenders, drug dealers and thieves have been jailed for crimes across Preston, Chorley, Blackpool, Burnley, Blackburn, Darwen and Pendle.

Here are the most serious offenders. This is not a list of all offenders jailed, but of those who have committed serious offences when Lancashire Police have deemed it worthy to release their custody photographs to the public.

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Three members of a family who conspired to set up cannabis farms in houses across the North West, Yorkshire and the Midlands were jailed earlier this month. They all pleaded guilty to conspiracy to produce cannabis. Van Dang, Ho Qa Dong and Cam Thi Ho were sent to prison for four-and-a-half years, 27 months and three years respectively.
On February 26, 2021 Umar Hamid was jailed for a total of 17 years with a further five-year extended licence period after he was found guilty of 11 offences including rape, assault and firearms offences. He subjected his victim to years of physical and sexual abuse over a period of 14 years.
The four Lancashire men were jailed earlier this month following a series of investigations into drug dealing in Lancashire. They each pleaded guilty to possession with intent to supply and were jailed for a total of 12 years and nine months.
The 46-year-old, from Chorley, was jailed in February for five and a half years for drug dealing. Sharrock was arrested in June last year as part of a week-long drugs crackdown operation by Chorley and South Ribble Neighbourhood Task Force.
The prolific Blackpool thief was jailed following an a haul worth £15,000, which included £11,000 of gold jewellery from a house safe. The judge ruled he fell foul of the 'three strike rule' - a mandatory sentence of three years for repeat burglary offenders - and imposed two years and four months after taking his plea into account.
Former football coach Ryan Johnson, from Barrowford was handed a ten-year sentence after being found guilty of child rape. Johnson raped his victim while the rest of her family had gone out to the cinema. She was just 12 at the time of the offences.
The 20-year-old from Pendle was jailed for two years and eight months after he was found in possession of numerous wraps of crack cocaine, cash and a mobile phone.
30-year-old Michael Royal, from Burnley, was sentenced to 35 months in prison after pleading guilty to two offences of handling stolen goods in relation to a number of burglaries across the Burnley and Pendle area.