Behind bars: Criminals locked up in Lincoln in October

A man who caused devastating injuries in a savage attack and an NHS fraudster that stole nearly £9 million were among those jailed in October.

Here’s a summary of notable court reports from October 2019:


Atis Vetrins

Atis Vetrins was jailed for 10 years. Photo: Lincolnshire Police

Atis Veterans, 34, of Newark Road in North Hykeham, was jailed for 10 years after causing devastating injuries to another male in a savage attack. Vetrins dragged his victim Saulius Rimkus from his bed then kicked and punched him to the head, leaving him with serious brain injuries and unable to walk or talk.

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Imtiaz Khoda

Imtiaz Khoda. Photo: Lincolnshire Police

NImtiaz Khoda, 46, from Dubai, who stole nearly £9 million, was jailed for another nine years and eight months after failing to pay the money back. He conned the Lincolnshire Partnership Foundation Trust out of nearly £1.3 million after submitting a fake invoice when a mental health unit was being built at St George’s, Lincoln.

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Michael Furniss

Michael Furniss at Lincoln Crown Court. Photo: Steve Daniels

Royal British Legion worker Michael Furniss, 62, of Shuttleworth Court in North Hykeham, was jailed for two years and three months after being convicted of sexually assaulting a widow.

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Deon Hartley-De-Roche

Deon Hartley-De-Roche has been jailed. Photo: Lincolnshire Police

University student Deon Hartley-De-Roche, 25, of Stavely Road in Wolverhampton, was caught with crack-cocaine and heroin worth over £1,800. He was jailed for 27 months after a hearing at Lincoln Crown Court.

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Christopher Inkley

Christopher Inkley. Photo: Lincolnshire Police

Christopher Inkley, 26, of Linnet Close in Lincoln, was caught by police selling cocaine near the University of Lincoln during Freshers’ Week. He admitted charges of supplying cocaine and possession of ecstasy and was jailed for 27 months.

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Marcus Lowe

*No photograph available from Lincolnshire Police as the sentence was less than one year

Marcus Lowe, 41, of Monks Road in Lincoln was jailed for a total of 10 months after stealing designer watches from a city centre store while the window display was being rearranged. He admitted the theft of two wrist watches worth a total of £1,960 belonging to Ernest Jones jewellery store on September 9 this year.

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William Long and Charlotte Barnard

*No photograph available from Lincolnshire Police as the sentence was less than one year

A couple who carried out a savage attack on Lincoln High Street were both handed prison sentences in October. William Long, 26, and Charlotte Barnard, 22, of Riverton View, Ermine West in Lincoln were jailed for 10 and 9 months respectively.

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