Paedophiles, a ‘lunatic’ driver and a drug gang boss – some of the worst criminals imaginable were locked away last month.

Thanks to the hard work of Thames Valley Police, these criminals are now behind bars, where they cannot harm the public.

Take a look at the list below to see the names and faces of the Bucks criminals jailed in July.

Alison Johnson:

Bucks Free Press:

A woman who hit her neighbour over the head with a hammer in a dispute about a lost dog was jailed for three years.

Alison Johnson, aged 29, of Beckett Close in Aylesbury, was found guilty by a majority jury of grievous bodily harm with intent.

The attack was sparked by a disturbance at the victim’s home in Beckett Close, Aylesbury, in March 2019, which centred around the victim’s missing dog.

Following an argument on the victim's doorstep, a car pulled up in the street and Johnson got out, carrying a hammer.

Walking up to the front door, Johnson and others forced the door open, and Johnson hit the victim over the head with the weapon, leaving him with a 1.5cm gash that required two stitches.

Driss Serhir:

Bucks Free Press:

Serhir, aged 21, of no fixed address, has been thrown in jail for three counts of rape, but the Metropolitan Police say their investigations reveal he had contact with girls aged between 10 and 15 and that he has visited Buckinghamshire, so there could be more victims.

Serhir, who was aged 18 at the time of the offences, befriended the victim on Snapchat and in October 2019 she agreed to meet with him and travel together into central London.

During the course of the day, Serhir intimated he was in possession of a knife and a firearm and took control of the victim’s mobile phone.

He then booked a hotel room where he sexually assaulted her several times before she left the next day. The victim was just 12 years of age.

Serhir was sentenced to nine years in prison for the shocking sexual assaults on his victim.

Christopher Mattin:

Bucks Free Press:

A “lunatic” driver who killed his girlfriend when he crashed into a tree after driving at 91mph in a 30mph zone has been jailed for 10 years and six months.

Christopher Mattin, 34, was drunk, on drugs, serving a driving ban and had never even had a full licence when he lost control while driving at dangerous speeds along Stowe Avenue, near Buckingham, on May 10, 2020.

Mattin’s partner, Sarah Jacobs, was killed almost instantly in the crash. His nephew, Ben Gibson, also suffered life-changing injuries.

Sentencing, Judge Francis Sheridan said: “You drove like a bat out of hell, like a complete lunatic and a selfish one, intoxicated and under the influence of drink and drugs.

“Sarah Jacobs had her life snuffed out, snuffed out by your dangerous driving.”

Scott Montgomery:

Bucks Free Press:

In Princes Risborough, between February and June 2020, Montgomery paid an underage girl to send him sexually explicit images online.

Montgomery, aged 24, formerly of Littlemoor Field in Chinnor, was locked up for three years and four months for the offending.

The paedophile pleaded guilty to two counts of causing or inciting a child to engage in sexual activity, three counts of possessing indecent images of a child and one count of paying for the sexual services of a child.

He will also be on both the sex offenders register and subject to a sexual harm prevention order for life.

Steven Pickford:

Bucks Free Press:

On June 20 last year, a 43-year-old man got into a dispute with a group of men and attempted to get away by jumping into a passing vehicle in Aylesbury.

However, he was pulled out of the vehicle and then Steven Pickford, aged 31, of no fixed abode, stabbed him more than 13 times before running away.

He was treated for punctured and collapsed lungs, fractured ribs and stab wounds to his back, chest and arms. Miraculously, he survived.

Steven Pickford pleaded guilty to one count of section 18 grievous bodily harm and one count of possession of a bladed article.

He was jailed for five years.

Bogdan Pintea:

Bucks Free Press:

Machete-wielding Pintea attacked a 41-year-old man in Benjamin Road, High Wycombe, on November 29 last year, following an argument.

Following the attack, which took place at around 10.35pm, the victim was rushed to Wycombe General Hospital and then received further treatment at Stoke Mandeville Hospital after suffering significant blood loss.

Pintea attempted to hide the machete under his sink, and was arrested a matter of hours after the attack.

The 55-year-old, of Benjamin Road, was sentenced to nine years in prison at Aylesbury Crown Court.

Paul Daly:

Bucks Free Press:

A significant investigation into Daly by Thames Valley Police found that he played the lead role in an organised crime group that was supplying drugs across the Milton Keynes area.

Officers investigating Daly found he acted as the boss of the group from March 30, 2020 to June 3, 2020.

Daly, aged 37, of Glebe Road in Milton Keynes, was caged for 17 years and six months after he admitted to drug offences involving heroin, cocaine, cannabis and ketamine.