14 of the most high profile criminals jailed in Sussex in August and September
Here is a round-up of some of the most serious Sussex court sentencings revealed by police in September.
All sentencing details are accurate at time of convictions. Hover your mouse over the pictures to read the full picture caption. All pictures provided by Sussex Police.
Lynn Boakes, 47 of Sea Lane in Pagham, was hired as a book keeper at a steel company in Birdham in April 2013 and was responsible for the company's payroll. She overpaid herself by 13,462 pounds and diverted 103,450.26 pounds worth of her employer's money into her personal bank account, said police. She was sentenced to three years in prison following guilty pleas to three counts of fraud: fraud by abuse of position, fraud by false representation and making an article for use in fraud.
Retired teacher from Balcombe David Gallichan, 63, of Haywards Heath Road, Balcombe, admitted he attempted to communicate with a young girl online and two offences of failing to disclose holding a computer and using the computer without monitoring software. Police said the 63-year-old had already been given a suspended sentence three years ago for making and possessing indecent images of children. He was jailed for 18 months.
A driver who led police on two high speed pursuits on September 6 and December 31 was jailed for 32 months. Louis Brown, of Lavington Close, Crawley, was charged with dangerous driving; driving with no insurance; driving while disqualified; and possession of cocaine; driving with 125mcg of cocaine per litre of blood in his system; driving with more than 800mcg of benzoylecgonine per litre of blood in his system; driving with 6.5mcg of cannabis per litre of blood in his system; and dangerous driving, said police. He was sentenced to 32 months in prison and disqualified from driving for 52 months.
Muhhammed Ahmed, 35, of Ingram Crescent West, Hove, was jailed for a year after pleading guilty to carrying out eight burglaries at businesses in Hove. He admitted eight charges of burglary, possession of cocaine and breaching a conditional discharge issued in April this year for shoplifting, said police.