THESE six criminals were recently handed prison sentences for a range of offences, from drug dealing to robbery, and wounding to assaulting an emergency worker.

We look at their crimes and punishment.

Sheldon Lewis

South Wales Argus:

Convicted heroin dealer Sheldon Lewis, 23, offered free drugs to an undercover police officer if she could find him new customers.

The defendant, of Lucas Street, Newport, used a 17-year-old runner and was directly marketing drugs to up to 70 people, Cardiff Crown Court heard.

He was caught as a result of Gwent Police’s Operation Solar and jailed for four years.

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Michael Hastie-Davies

South Wales Argus:

Michael Hastie-Davies was jailed after he launched a “cowardly attack” on a taxi driver which left his victim with hearing loss.

The defendant, a man with a history of violence, threw a can of lager at his victim in the unprovoked assault outside Newport’s Star Taxis.

Hastie-Davies, 29, of Buchanan Close, Newport, was sent to prison for two years after he pleaded guilty to wounding.

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Lewis Wilkins

South Wales Argus:

Lewis Wilkins was condemned by a judge for his “disgusting” behaviour after he spat in the face of one policeman and racially abused another.

The 27-year-old lashed out at three officers in Newport Central police station who used PAVA spray and handcuffs to subdue him.

Wilkins, of Francis Drive, Newport, was jailed for a year.

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Craig Sheen

South Wales Argus:

Career criminal Craig Sheen is back behind bars after he was caught working as the “middle man” for crack cocaine and heroin dealers.

The 35-year-old, from Newport, sold class A drugs to undercover police officers in the city.

Sheen was jailed for 26 months.

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Jordan Owen

South Wales Argus:

Jordan Owen was locked up after he carried out a terrifying knifepoint robbery and an assault where his victim was knocked out from behind.

The 20-year-old, from Caerphilly, was sent to a young offender institution for nearly four years.

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Nicholas Holwell

South Wales Argus:

A heroin dealer who still lives with his parents has been jailed after he sold drugs to undercover police officers.

Father-of-three Nicholas Holwell, 34, from Newport, delivered heroin to customers while driving an estate car with a baby seat in the back, Gareth James, prosecuting, said.

The defendant was jailed for 30 months at the city’s crown court.