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Locked Up in Wales in this week: burglars and machete wielding Bieber fans

A burglar who was caught by a boxer, a machete wielding Justin Bieber fan and a drug dealer are among some of those locked up in Wales this week.

Take a look at their crimes.

David Large

David Large, 34, was jailed for three years

Large, 34, was arrested and jailed for three years after pleading guilty to two counts of burglary and one count of attempted burglary.

He was caught after breaking into the house of professional boxer Craig Kennedy. Mr Kennedy chased Large through nettles and bushes wearing only his boxers.

Large had been before the courts for 84 previous offences, including 27 for theft and 10 burglaries.


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Shaun Murray

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Murray, 27, threatened a taxi driver with a machete after an argument about parking on the day Justin Bieber played in Cardiff.

He travelled from Newcastle upon Tyne with his brother for the concert at the Principality Stadium, also admitted directing racist language towards the victim.

Murray was jailed for 10 months and an order was made for the machete to be destroyed.

Thomas Morgan

Thomas Morgan, 28, from Longspears Avenue in Heath, Cardiff, was jailed for driving offences

Drunk driver Morgan led two police cars on a chase through narrow residential streets in Cardiff while he was at twice the legal alcohol limit.

He sped away from officers, ignored a junction and drove the wrong way around a roundabout in a luxury car stolen by others in a burglary.

Judge Jeremy Jenkins told Morgan: “You should not have been behind the wheel of a car and it is more by luck than judgement that no one was injured or even killed.”

Morgan was jailed for eight months and disqualified from driving for two years.

Joshua Boers

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Boers was sentenced to eight months in a young offenders institution for burglary, half of which he will serve in custody minus the time he has already spent on remand since his arrest on May 22.

Boers, of Arthur Street, Port Talbot told police he had taken 30 MSJ tablets – a street term for diazepam or Valium – on the night of the burglary.

He was caught after he was followed by one of his victims.

Lemoul Ake

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Ake was given an extended sentence of 15 years after launching a “frenzied” knife attack on three friends drinking outside a Cardiff pub.

The judge concluded that the 18-year-old posed a significant risk to members of the public and described the case as “serious” and “worrying.”

The court heard how victim Ashley Stokes thought he was going to die only recently after becoming a father.

Osama Osman

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Osman was sentenced for 12 years in Swansea Crown Court for an unprovoked knife attack on a fellow member of his football team and church.

The 24-year-old stabbed his victim in the forehead, cheek, shoulder and buttocks with a kitchen knife on Wind Street.

He has previously been found guilty of inflicting grievous bodily harm with intent and of possessing an offensive weapon following a trial.

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