A woman who attempted to hire a hitman, a paedophile who sexually assaulted a child multiple times, and a fraudster who scammed her company out of over £500,000 – the lowest of the low have been jailed in Bucks in the past month.

Despite the barristers strikes, Aylesbury Crown Court has still seen plenty of criminals face justice and receive lengthy prison terms.

See below for the names and faces of the Bucks criminals locked up in September.

Whitney Franks:

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This jealous lover tried to hire a hitman to kill off her rival in a Sports Direct love triangle.

Franks, of Two Mile Ash in Milton Keynes, was found guilty of soliciting murder after she paid someone £282-worth of bitcoin to kill Rutt Ruttna, who was in a relationship with her lover and general manager of the Midsummer Place Sports Direct store, James Prest.

The 27-year-old went onto the dark web and sent a message out saying "I am looking to hire for the murder of a woman." She went on to share Rutt Ruttna's name, address and social media information.

After she was found guilty at Reading Crown Court, Franks was jailed for 12 years.

Angela Puttick:

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Angela Puttick of Maesteg, Bridgend, Milton Keynes, was sentenced to three years and four months after she admitted to defrauding the company she worked for out of over £600,000.

The 61-year-old’s offending took place between June 2016 and September 2018. She pleaded guilty to a charge of fraud by abuse of position.

She used her employer’s accounts to make purchases whilst working for them as an accounts clerk. Puttick duplicated invoices and changed the employer bank account details to her own.

The total of money fraudulently transferred by Puttick was £675,180.

Christian Norris:

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This paedophile was jailed for 17 years and six months for a string of sexual offences against a child.

Christian Norris, aged 52, of Meadway, Buckingham pleaded guilty to four counts of assault of a child by penetration at Aylesbury Crown Court.

He also pleaded guilty to three counts of making indecent photographs of a child, one count of causing or inciting a child to engage in sexual activity and one count of sexual assault of a child.

The conviction is in relation to incidents which occurred between June 2007 and May 2021.

He will also be on the sex offenders register for life.

Michael Bushay:

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This teenage drug dealer from Wooburn Green was jailed after he was caught with two machetes.

Michael Bushay, 18, of Holtspur Avenue, was locked up for one year and seven months.

Bushay was arrested on June 7 last year when officers pulled him over in Springfield Close, Aylesbury.

Searching the car, officers discovered two large machetes, £600-worth of cannabis and £200 in cash.

He was arrested and pleaded guilty to two charges of knife possession in public, one count of possession with intent to supply cannabis, and one count of possessing criminal property.

Steven Unsworth and Richard Jackson:

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This pair of drug offenders were jailed for a combined total of more than seven years after they were caught red-handed by police.

Steven Unsworth, 37, of Blackwater Drive, Aylesbury, and Richard Jackson, 37, of Oxford Road, Aylesbury, were both locked up at Aylesbury Crown Court. Unsworth was sentenced to five years and six months, while Jackson got two years and eight months behind bars.

On June 16 last year, the pair were seen by police walking along Walton Road in Aylesbury, towards the town centre.

As the officers pulled up alongside the pair, Unsworth ran off. As he ran, he dropped a pot that contained 19 wraps of crack cocaine and eight wraps of heroin - worth around £270.

Unsworth pleaded guilty to a charge of possession with intent to supply Class A drugs, while Jackson admitted to two counts of being concerned in the supply of a Class A drug.

Andreas Narbutas and Arminas Gudas:

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This pair of thieves stole a Maserati sports car and drove at high speeds towards Maidstone in Kent on June 20.

Local officers spotted the vehicle on ANPR cameras after the victim, a man in his fifties, reported the car stolen from his home in Gerrards Cross.

Andreas Narbutas, 34, of Vaughan Gardens, Ilford, and Arminas Gudas, 34, of no fixed abode, were locked up for four-and-a-half years and two years and two months respectively. They were arrested and charged following a dangerous police chase.

Narbutas pleaded guilty to charges of theft of a motor vehicle, going equipped for theft, dangerous driving and driving without insurance, while Gudas pleaded guilty to one count of theft of a motor vehicle and going equipped for theft.

The pair will both be deported to Lithuania after serving their sentences.