THESE are the faces of four men from South Cumbria who were jailed in June.

Here is a look back at the stories we covered last month which saw these defendants and others receive sentences of imprisonment.

Michael Torkington

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A judge said jailing the 23-year-old Barrow drug dealing dad for 32 months was ‘truly unavoidable’ after he was caught with over £3,000 worth of cocaine.

Torkington played a ‘significant role’ in supplying Class A drugs to users in Barrow in order to fund his own drug addiction and pay off his own debts, Preston Crown Court heard.

He was found with £3,280 worth of cocaine and £420 worth of cannabis when officers searched his address.

READ THE FULL REPORT HERE: ‘Custody unavoidable’ – Dad, 23, jailed for supplying Class A drugs in Barrow

Sean Callan

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The British soldier who ‘trained new recruits to the highest of standards’ in an eight-and-a-half-year spell in the army was jailed for 18 months for stabbing a man in Barrow.

Prosecutor Claire Larton said Callan stabbed his victim to the left of his ribs which also caused an injury to his lung following what appeared to be a dispute relating to the defendant’s former partner.

When sentencing Callan, the judge said his actions ‘could have killed’ the man.

READ THE FULL REPORT HERE: British soldier, 34, jailed for stabbing which 'could have killed' victim

Neil Bamber

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The 67-year-old pensioner was jailed for 42 weeks after he failed to disclose details of an unregistered Natwest account in his name to police.

It comes after he had been made the subject of a 20-month suspended sentence with sexual harm prevention order requirements after he attempted to engage in sexual communications and sexual activity with a child in February 2021.

Keira Shaw, prosecuting, said Bamber was required to alert police of any financial changes in his life within three days, but failed to do so as he believed he would lose all of his pension and savings.

READ THE FULL REPORT HERE: Sex offender jailed for failing to disclose 40-year-old bank account to police

Roger Morris

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A ‘prolific paedophile’ was jailed for 30 months by a judge for breaching the terms of his sexual harm prevention order and possessing indecent images of children.

His Honour Judge Darren Preston told the pensioner he had ‘a perverse interest in children’ after he was found to have 26 category A, B and C indecent images of children, as well as a further 71 prohibited images.

It comes after prosecutor Daniel Bramhall told the court police seized an ASUS laptop from his address after Morris had used the device without risk management software being installed.

READ THE FULL REPORT HERE: 'Prolific paedophile’ jailed after showing ‘perverse interest in children’

These defendants were not the only men to receive jail terms this month.

Robert Frankland

A drugs courier was jailed for six years and three months after being caught with £200,000 worth of methamphetamine.

Prosecutor James Hudson said Frankland was set to transport nearly two kilograms of drugs placed within the boot of a hired van from Haven Lakeland Leisure Centre in Flookburgh.

His Honour Judge Ian Unsworth KC said he had played ‘a significant role in the organisation’.

READ THE FULL REPORT HERE: Jailed: Dad found with £200,000 worth of drugs at tourist resort

Edward Melton

Edward Melton, of St. Lukes Street in Barrow was jailed for 14 weeks after thieving a TRESemme hair styler and a Revlon hairbrush to the value of £464.97 from Curry’s on March 6 this year.

He was also caught stealing three joints of lamb and three bottles of wine from Co-Op, as well as admitting he has been in possession of controlled drugs.

READ THE FULL REPORT HERE: Thief, 37, jailed following spate of ‘serious’ shoplifting offences

Darren Brennan

Brennan, of Smeaton Street, Barrow, was imprisoned by a judge for 13 months after stealing joints of meat and bottles of vodka from Tesco and Aldi.

His Honour Judge Medland gave Brennan a chance by deferring the sentence, but later jailed the defendant as a consequence for his actions.

READ THE FULL REPORT HERE: Serial shoplifter, 51, jailed after stealing beef joints and vodka from supermarket

Stephen Anderson

The 40-year-old of no fixed abode was put behind bars for six weeks after he used a knife to intentionally damage the victim.

Magistrates said they were left with no other option but to impose an immediate custodial sentence due to the seriousness of the offence.

READ THE FULL REPORT HERE: Jailed: Man, 40, used knife with intention of recklessly destroying woman’s property

Christopher Renton

Renton, of Pennine Gardens in Barrow, was jailed for assaulting a ‘vulnerable’ man who he wrongly believed had stolen his phone.

South Cumbria Magistrates’ Court heard Renton – aged 60 – punched the man at The Ambrose Hotel smoking area on October 25 last year.

READ THE FULL REPORT HERE: 'Distressing' - Jail for man who assaulted 'vulnerable' man in pub