The faces of some of the city's most violent criminals locked up in Sheffield

Many violent offenders have been jailed in recent weeks with court cases involving assaults, an attempted carjacking and affray.

Monday, 22nd June 2020, 2:06 pm

Below are six defendants whose offending resulted in custody.

PAUL NEWTON

Paul Newton was jailed to 18-months of custody after he breached a restraining order and assaulted his ex-partner.

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Pictured is Paul Newton, aged 33, of South Street, Barnsley, who was jailed for 18-months after he admitted breaching a restraining order, assaulting his former partner by beating and possessing a knife in a public place.

Sheffield Crown Court heard on June 2 how Newton, aged 33, of South Street, Barnsley, entered his ex-partner's property, showed her he had a knife and grabbed her.

Newton pleaded guilty to assault, breaching the restraining order and to possessing a knife.

JAMES WALKER

James Walker was sentenced to 15-months of custody after an attempted carjacking.

Pictured is James Walker, aged 35, of Norfolk Close, Barnsley, who has been jailed for 15 months after he admitted theft and affray during an attempted carjacking. Copyright: JPIMedia

Sheffield Crown Court heard on May 6 how Walker, aged 35, of Norfolk Close, Monk Bretton, Barnsley, flagged down a motorist on Burton Road, at Monk Bretton, before reaching into the vehicle and stealing car keys and threatening another motorist.

Walker pleaded guilty to theft and affray.

He also admitted stealing a man’s phone and assaulting in a separate incident.

LEON ROBINSON

Pictured is Leon Robinson, aged 36, formerly of East Street, Darfield, Barnsley, who was jailed for a year after he pleaded guilty to two counts of assaulting an emergency worker, breaching a restraining order and causing damage.

Leon Robinson has been jailed for one-year after he assaulted two police officers.

Sheffield Magistrates’ Court heard on May 14 how Robinson, aged 36, formerly of East Street, Darfield, Barnsley, had been arrested after he was at the address of his partner despite a restraining order.

David Marshall, prosecuting, said Robinson struck an officer and threw items during his police interview and put another officer in a state of apprehension.

Robinson admitted breaching a restraining order, causing damage and two counts of assault.

Pictured is Donovan Gaskin, aged 35, of no fixed abode, who was jailed for three-years and eight-months after he admitted robbery and affray.

DONOVAN GASKIN

Donovan Gaskin was jailed for three-years and eight-months after he stole a purse and threatened others.

Sheffield Crown Court heard on May 4 how Gaskin, aged 35, of no fixed abode, had been given money from a woman before he barged into her and stole her purse on March 27, on Norfolk Row, in Sheffield.

Jonathan Sharp, prosecuting, said a bus-driver ran after Gaskin before the defendant brandished a syringe at him and other witnesses.

Gaskin pleaded guilty to robbery and affray.

LOUIS WINDSOR-HARRIS

Pictured s Louis Windsor-Harris, aged 21, of Doncaster, was jailed for 42-weeks of custody after he admitted two counts of assault and one of assault occasioning actual bodily harm.

Louis Windsor-Harris, of Doncaster, was sentenced to 42-weeks of custody after he strangled his partner.

Sheffield Crown Court heard how Windsor-Harris, aged 21, grabbed the woman in a head-lock and pushed her at her home in March.

Prosecutor Beverly Wright said Windsor-Harris grabbed his partner’s throat and later hurled a bottle at her and pushed her into a fridge.

Ms Wright added Windsor-Harris put a knife to his partner’s throat and later used another knife during which he held to her eye.

Windsor-Harris, of no fixed abode, pleaded guilty to three counts of assault.

MARTIN TOYNE

Martin Toyne assaulted his girlfriend during the coronavirus lockdown.

Sheffield Crown Court heard Toyne threw the woman against a radiator, kneed her and grabbed her by the throat at her home in Rotherham, on April 14.

Richard Tyne, prosecuting, said days earlier, Toyne slapped her before throwing an ornament at her and on another occasion he pushed her into a sink.

Toyne, 38, of Oaks Lane, Rotherham, pleaded guilty to assault, battery and two counts of GBH and was sentenced to three-years of custody.

Pictured is Martin Toyne, aged 38, of Oaks Lane, Rotherham, who pleaded guilty to common assault, battery and two counts of causing grievous bodily harm and was sentenced to three-years of custody.