Mum and son, killer driver and Power Ranger thief among nine criminals who were jailed this week

From left; Darren Duffy, Amanda Young and Raymond Hawthorne
From left; Darren Duffy, Amanda Young and Raymond Hawthorne -Credit:Merseyside Police

A killer driver, a Power Ranger thief and a mum and son were among the Merseyside criminals who were jailed over the past week.

Also locked up was a paedophile who was handed nearly 30 years behind bars. Meanwhile, Liverpool Crown Court heard that a thug threatened to bite off his girlfriend's nose during a brutal assault and said he would "chop her up and put her in the bin".

Here are the faces of nine criminals from our region who were imprisoned over the last seven days:

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Amanda and Lewis Young

Amanda Young
Amanda Young -Credit:Merseyside Police

A mum screamed "an XL bully has got my boy" as the dog sunk its teeth into her eight-year-old's head.

The youngster had been visiting a friend who he wanted to play football with when he was attacked by mother and son Amanda and Lewis Young's pet Snoop, who had been allowed to roam free without a harness and unmuzzled in the communal area of a block of flats. The schoolboy screamed "help me, help" as he had his scalp ripped off, leaving his mum fearing he was going to die.

Lewis Young
Lewis Young -Credit:Merseyside Police

Lewis Young admitted being the owner of a dog which caused injury while out of control in a public place. He was jailed for two years.

Amanda Young pleaded guilty to being in charge of a dog which caused injury while out of control in a public place. She was locked up for 20 months.

Raymond Hawthorne

Raymond Hawthorne
Raymond Hawthorne -Credit:Merseyside Police

A paedophile gave a boy Pot Noodles laced with drugs before sexually abusing him.

Raymond Hawthorne subjected two children to sickening campaigns of assault and rape. He lavished one of the youngsters with expensive gifts, including trainers and a bike, as he exploited him for his own twisted desires.

Hawthorne was found guilty of two counts of rape, 10 charges of indecent assault and two offences of gross indecency with a child by a jury. He was jailed for 27 years, a term of which he must serve at least two thirds before becoming eligible for release, and handed an additional eight years on licence.

Haydn Patterson

A drug driver killed his best friend after a night in the pub.

Haydn Patterson lost control of his Mini Cooper and careered onto a grass embankment, where his car rolled onto its roof. His 41-year-old passenger Kevin Viles died in the crash, while the driver fled on foot.

Patterson pleaded guilty to causing death by careless driving while over the drug drive limit for cocaine and cannabis. He was jailed for nine years.

Carlos Navarro

Prolific Power Ranger poacher, Carlos Navarro
Haydn Patterson, of Barons Close in Widnes

A serial shoplifter has been banned from all Tesco, Sainsbury's and B&M stores in the city.

Carlos Navarro admitted four counts of theft, including over one incident which saw him steal £100 of board games from Waterstones and another in which he helped himself to a Power Ranger and two wrestling figurines. The 40-year-old was jailed for 18 months and given a four-year criminal behaviour order.

Richard Cairns

Richard Cairns
Prolific Power Ranger poacher, Carlos Navarro -Credit:Merseyside Police

A thug threatened to bite his girlfriend's nose off, eat it and "chop her up and put her in the bin".

Richard Cairns subjected his partner to a brutal and prolonged assault before throwing her out into the street after stripping her naked. He also repeatedly punched her in the face and throttled her while asking "why are you still alive?", before chillingly pondering: "What if I woke up to you this morning as a corpse?"

Cairns admitted assault occasioning actual bodily harm and intentional strangulation. Appearing via video link to HMP Altcourse, he was jailed for three years and four months.

Darren Duffy and Michael Heyes

Michael Heyes
Richard Cairns -Credit:Cheshire Police

A drug dealer boasted that his cocaine was "better than anyone's".

Darren Duffy's exploits were brought to an end after the police raided his mum's house and discovered his "remarkable" graft phone. Officers also locked up an armed forces veteran who was sleeping on his sofa.

Darren Duffy
Michael Heyes -Credit:Merseyside Police

Duffy and Michael Heyes admitted being concerned in the supply of cocaine. They were jailed for three years each.

Mark Smith

Mark Smith
Darren Duffy -Credit:Merseyside Police

A man burst into a social club, shouted "no one f***s with me" and doused a snooker table and a barmaid in petrol.

Mark Smith drunkenly attempted to set fire to the premises after reacting angrily to a joke, but was thankfully overpowered by other customers. He later told the police that he had "lost his head".

Smith admitted attempted arson being reckless as to whether life was endangered, assault by beating and criminal damage. Appearing via video link to HMP Altcourse, he was jailed for four-and-a-half years - of which he must serve at least two thirds - and handed an additional three years on licence, as well as a lifelong restraining order.

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