Four men were jailed at Swindon Crown Court by Judge Peter Crabtree over the past week for crimes ranging for knifepoint robbery to road rage.

A sex worker who had a knife thrust in her mouth by a client feared she would die at the man’s hands.

Brute Alin Balan laughed as he cut the woman’s face and threatened to kill her if she called the police.

He was jailed for six years at Swindon Crown Court this week for the petrifying attack in the town centre last November.

A mechanic flew into a rage after almost running over a man on his way back from the shops – punching and kicking him as he lay in the road.

Robert Fuzi has now been jailed for 21 months for what a Swindon judge labelled a vicious road rage attack.

Swindon Crown Court heard the 27-year-old, who has a conviction in Romania for kidnap, was behind the wheel of a Vauxhall Grandland X on the night of February 24 when he passed a man stepping onto Harding Street in the town centre.

A drunk who circled a pub brawl brandishing a screwdriver and yelling his own name was labelled a “proper psycho”.

Lewis Butterfield, 27, barged in after a fight broke out at closing time outside the Shield and Dagger pub in Haydon Wick last December.

He was on a suspended sentence at the time for a drug fuelled half naked rampage through Swindon during which he tried to start a fight with a taxi driver and threatened to molest a dog.

He’s now been jailed for a total of 18 months.

A black-eyed thief had no memory of taking a kitchen knife to a pub wake, Swindon Crown Court heard.

Richard Godden, 36, was spotted handing the blade to a blonde companion outside the Deer’s Leap, Penhill, in early 2019.

He’s now been jailed for 25 months for the knife incident and a mobile phone theft almost a year earlier.