Extra jail time after prison break to visit dying father

A serving prisoner scaled a jail fence and travelled 200 miles in order to visit his terminally-ill father.

Stuart Barnes, 34, was five months away from his expected release date when he broke out of Kirkham prison, Lancashire, and returned to his native Swindon.

He was jailed for four months, with the sentence to be served on top of the 64 month sentence he was given in 2018 for GBH with intent.

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Dangerous driver’s ‘moment of madness’

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Thomas Grey Picture: WILTSHIRE POLICE

A Mitsubishi driver who caused a head-on crash as he tried to overtake on a blind bend was jailed for 26 months.

Three people – including two young children – were seriously injured in the crash caused by Thomas Grey. Judge Jason Taylor QC told the 25-year-old it was only good fortunate that no one had been killed.

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Drugs runner who threatened sex assault victim

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Grant Townsend Picture: WILTSHIRE POLICE

Grant Townsend, 23, was sentenced to four years and two months’ imprisonment after he admitted supplying class A drugs to an undercover officer – half a year after he was caught with crack and heroin in east Swindon.

The Liden man also threatened the victim of a – then alleged – sexual assault carried out by his cousin, Edward Booth. Townsend ordered her to drop the charges.

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Drug dealer jailed after selling to undercover cop

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Kenneth Cox Picture: WILTSHIRE POLICE

Kenneth Cox, 45, was given six years and five months after a Swindon jury found him guilty of supplying crack cocaine to an undercover cop in Broadgreen last winter.

The Penhill man claimed it was a case of mistaken identity and the real drug dealer was an acquaintance to whom he had lent his car in exchange for drugs.

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