From murderers to paedophiles, armed robbers to fraudsters, and rapists to violent thugs - in 2018, WalesOnline's reporters covered court cases that saw more than 500 people taken off Wales' streets. A criminal justice system that is open and transparent is a crucial part of how democracy works. Our courts are based on the premise that justice has not only to be done, but seen to be done. So in 2019, we'll continue to devote time, efforts and expertise to make sure what happens in our courtrooms remains visible and accountable to the public. This is a month-by-month list of those locked up in Wales in 2018. January Calvin Dawe and Kirsty Hodgson Dawe brandished a six-inch knife at takeaway staff while his girlfriend Hodgson pocketed cash from the till in a late night knifepoint armed robbery. The pair, who were drunk when they robbed Bite Spice in Bridgend last year, laughed and shouted in the dock as they were sentenced at Cardiff Crown Court . Gareth Jones The former mechanic who … [Read more...] about Locked up in 2018: 521 people jailed in Wales during the past year
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