Smith was jailed for 14 years after a trial jury at Manchester Crown Court found him guilty of causing grievous bodily harm with intent after a trial. His body was left uncovered overnight, until Ms Coombes, now 63, ordered a tonne of soil the next day to cover him up. A man who plunged a 10 inch knife into another's chest several times during a street row was jailed.
Bank cards snatched from pubgoers and shoppers in Manchester city centre were used within 30 minutes at Boom store on Wilmslow Road in Rusholme in a scam which netted thousands of pounds.
He thought his knowledge of the systems and checks in place would protect him from capture after he picked up the drugs in Dubai. Fidane Dehaney, 21, of Woodstock Road, Moston, was locked up for 14 years and 6 months after being found guilty of conspiracy to commit robbery, section 18 assault and a number of personal robberies.
The kingpin of a tax-dodging ring kept meticulous notes in tiny notebooks as he raked it in selling millions of illegal cigarettes and thousands of kilos of tobacco. The two victims, who bravely came forward to the police three years ago, were aged under 14 when they were abused in Manchester.
He pleaded guilty at Manchester Crown Court and was sentenced to life in prison with a minimum of 17 years and six months. Syed Rahman was jailed after threatening to kill his wife of 17 years because she gave one of her daughters a drink without his permission.
Freeman, who was sentenced at Gloucester Crown Court, was investigated by officers from Gloucestershire Constabulary following allegations that he assaulted the boys at a school in the county between January and December The court heard the incident occurred last January after Edge began communicating with an undercover investigator posing as a 12 year old girl.
A police inspector who murdered his detective wife was told he must serve a minimum 19 years before he can be considered for release. He earlier pleaded guilty to causing death by dangerous driving. An internet pervert had to be locked up for his own safety when angry parents saw him unmasked live on Facebook.
A judge at Manchester Crown Court also sentenced Brierley to 21 years in a young offenders institution. Ennis, 33, formerly of Failsworth, and Medley, 53, of Beard Street, Royton, pleaded guilty to robbery and possession of an imitation firearm.