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Locked up in May - 23 of the most high profile criminals jailed in Sussex

A man who attacked his mum, a former teacher convicted of child sex offences and vigilante prison inmates are just some of criminals jailed in Sussex in the last month.

Here is a roundup of some of the most serious sentencings in Sussex in May. All sentencing details accurate at time of convictions. Hover your mouse over the pictures to read the full story.

Tasker has been jailed after pleading guilty to attempting to rob an 89-year-old woman as she walked along London Road, Brighton. She was sentenced to two years in jail.

5. Clare Tasker, 38, of no fixed address

Tasker has been jailed after pleading guilty to attempting to rob an 89-year-old woman as she walked along London Road, Brighton. She was sentenced to two years in jail.
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Former teacher OBrien has been sentenced for sexual offences against a boy he taught during the 1990s. He was sentenced to a total of 30 months imprisonment, to run concurrently with a previously imposed sentence of 13 years for separate offences.

6. Jonathan O'Brien, 61, formerly of Bosham

Former teacher OBrien has been sentenced for sexual offences against a boy he taught during the 1990s. He was sentenced to a total of 30 months imprisonment, to run concurrently with a previously imposed sentence of 13 years for separate offences.
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Shephard conducted a homophobic attack on a man travelling back from Brighton, targeting the victim as he left Lancing railway. She hurled a torrent of homophobic verbal abuse at the victim and followed him into a nearby supermarket in South Street before picking up a bottle of wine and throwing it at the back of the victims head, causing serious injury. She was jailed for eight years and six months.

7. Jasmine Shepherd, 20, of Hayley Road, Lancing

Shephard conducted a homophobic attack on a man travelling back from Brighton, targeting the victim as he left Lancing railway. She hurled a torrent of homophobic verbal abuse at the victim and followed him into a nearby supermarket in South Street before picking up a bottle of wine and throwing it at the back of the victims head, causing serious injury. She was jailed for eight years and six months.
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Taylor was driving along Sherwood Road, Bognor Regis on June 28, 2018 when he was stopped by police officers. Following a search of Taylor and the van, officers discovered a lunch box containing a quantity of drugs, associated paraphernalia and nearly 300 cash. He admitted possession with intent to supply (cocaine) and was jailed for four years.

8. Luke Taylor, 31, of Hazel Road, Bognor Regis

Taylor was driving along Sherwood Road, Bognor Regis on June 28, 2018 when he was stopped by police officers. Following a search of Taylor and the van, officers discovered a lunch box containing a quantity of drugs, associated paraphernalia and nearly 300 cash. He admitted possession with intent to supply (cocaine) and was jailed for four years.
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