HERE is a look at some of the court cases we have covered in the past month which saw defendants sent to jail.

  • Jonathan Gordon

St Helens Star: Jonathan GordonJonathan Gordon

A gangland enforcer who nearly blinded a dad-of-three in an acid attack in St Helens, described by a judge as a "truly wicked act", was given a life sentence.

Jonathan Gordon, 34, who charged £6,000 to commit an acid attack and £10,000 to blind his victim, appeared for sentencing at Liverpool Crown Court.

He took instructions from an unidentified boss of an organised crime group (OCG) on the encrypted comms platform EncroChat.

He nearly blinded one man after throwing a container of acid in his face on Milton Street in Sutton Manor on April 14, 2019.

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  • George Harper and Joshua Kehoe

St Helens Star: George Harper (left) and Joshua KehoeGeorge Harper (left) and Joshua Kehoe

Two men who attacked a pub landlord and left another man unconscious on the ground outside the premises during a series of violent attacks have been sent to prison.

Joshua Kehoe, 28, and George Harper, 30, were sentenced at Liverpool Crown Court for the attacks which took place in Manor Farm pub in Rainhill in the early hours of Sunday, May 30 last year.

CCTV footage was played to the court showing clips of the violence, which took place over a period of around 11 minutes.

Kehoe was given four years in prison and Harper was given a two-year-and-eight month sentence.

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  • Josh Hoskison

St Helens Star: Josh HoskisonJosh Hoskison

A man who put a pensioner in intensive care with life changing injuries following a one punch attack outside the Sefton pub has been jailed.

Josh Hoskison, aged 25 of Redruth Avenue, Laffak was sentenced to 20 months in prison at Liverpool Crown Court.

In the early hours of the morning on Wednesday, September 1 the victim, Denis Cunliffe, 69, was on Baldwin Street at around 1.30am when he was assaulted by Hoskison causing him to fall to the floor and bang his head.

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  • Robert Titterington and Pamela McAdam

St Helens Star: Liverpool Crown CourtLiverpool Crown Court

A speeding driver who hit a 15-year-old boy after going through a red light was jailed.

Teenager Dylan Lunt suffered life-changing injuries after being hit by a car on the St Helens Linkway on January 29, 2020.

At Liverpool Crown Court, Robert Titterington, 23, of Foxglove Avenue, Halewood, the driver of the car which struck the victim, was jailed for 14 months and disqualified from driving for three years and seven months.

Meanwhile, Pamela McAdam, 41, of Burnsall Drive, Widnes, drove through the red light in excess of the speed limit and if she had stopped, Dylan may have been able to step out of the way of Titterington’s car.

She was given a six month prison sentence, suspended for 18 months and ordered to complete 20 rehabilitation activity days with the Probation Service and was disqualified from driving for two years.

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