Take a look at this March round-up of some of the criminals who will now spend time in jail for their crimes across Cambridgeshire.

Their crimes include stalking, drug dealing, arson and making false allegations about a police officer.

To read more about the cases and the court result, click the criminal's name.

Gary Marston

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Gary Marston, 52, from Stilton, admitted perverting the course of justice, namely making a false allegation of sexual assault against a police officer.

Marston made the false allegation when he was stopped on suspicion of drink driving in August 2022.

He was arrested for failing to provide a sample of breath and was taken into custody after he lashed out and was restrained.

Upon his release, Marston claimed that while he was being restrained, an officer put his hands inside his shorts and sexually assaulted him.

Marston will now spend 15 months in prison.

Liviu Groparu

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Groparu, 38, from Cambridge, tormented his ex-girlfriend by stalking her and setting her car on fire in November 2022.

He harassed both her and her parents by messaging them from anonymous numbers and online accounts.

One anonymous message from Groparu said that he would "burn her without hesitation" if she went to the police over her tyres being slashed, which Groparu did.

He then set her car on fire.

Groparu has been jailed for three years and has been given a five-year restraining order.

Sam Webber

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Sam Webber, from East Cambridgeshire, brutally attacked his girlfriend in February 2023 when she asked him why he looked miserable.

He verbally abused her, pinned her on the sofa, dragged her off by her food, smashed her head on the floor and punched her in the eye.

The next month, Webber accused the victim of flirting with his friend and hit her head against a windowsill and punched her several times.

She escaped and alerted the police, and Webber was arrested and sent to court.

He was sentenced to four years in prison with an extra two years on licence when released.

Liam Haliday

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Liam Haliday, a 23-year-old from Hemingford Gray, has been jailed for three years and eight months for drug dealing.

Haliday tried to escape from the police when they saw him getting into a taxi on November 1, 2023.

He decided to throw a bag of cocaine onto a garage roof while he attempted to flee.

Michelle Fuller

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Michelle Fuller, a 51-year-old woman from Peterborough, was arrested after Cambridgeshire Police officers executed a drugs warrant at her then-home in Eastgate in December 2020.

They found wraps of crack cocaine and heroin worth up to £810, £143 in cash, five phones, and drug paraphernalia including scales.

She was sentenced to four years in prison after she admitted to being concerned in the supply of crack cocaine and heroin, as well as being in possession of a Class B substance ((ADB-BUTINACA – a synthetic form of cannabis).

Harry Matthews

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Harry Matthews, 28, is already serving 27 years in prison for the murder of Mark Swinhoe in 2018.

However, he's had his jail term at HMP Whitemoor extended after he attacked three prison officers in November 2022.

After being called to the governor's office in the prison, Matthews began using abusive language and was asked to leave.

He then threw a chair which left one officer with a broken elbow, pushed another officer against a wall, and bit another on the back.

He had an additional two years in prison added to his existing sentence.

Mohammed Mehtab

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Mohammed Mehtab, 21, was found asleep in the garden of a nearby house after he collided with a police car and a vehicle containing a family.

He was driving along Garton End Road in Peterborough on July 24, 2022, when he crashed into the vehicles.

He carried on driving but had to stop after it became undriveable, and he ran off and was found asleep in the front garden of a nearby house.

A search of his car found drugs, cash and a debit card.

He was given a 12 month prison sentence which has been added to a four-and-a-half-year term Mehtab received at Bradford Crown Court in October last year for similar drugs offences, as well as the driving offences from this case. 

Leroy Owen

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Leroy Owen, a 41-year-old from Peterborough, set his ex-partner's house on fire in December 2023 after an argument.

He turned up at his former partner's house three months after they'd split up in the hope of reconciling with her.

She told him to leave, and he became verbally abusive. He returned later that night and set her house on fire.

The victim was rescued, along with her cats, and firefighters put out the blaze, which had spread to a neighbouring property.

Owen was sentenced to two years and eight months in prison after he pled guilty to arson.