Behind Bars

We think it’s important that you can find out what’s happened to offenders once their case has gone to court.

Behind Bars is designed to keep you updated on people who may have impacted on the quality of life in your community, and we hope that you are reassured that the criminal justice system, which includes the Police, Crown Prosecution Service, Youth Offending Services and Probation Service, is working effectively on your behalf throughout South Wales.

The information and photographs on this page only feature people aged over 18 years old who have received a prison sentence. The information is available for a limited period in order to promote the openness, transparency and accountability of the criminal justice system to the people it serves. It is available solely on the basis that it is for the individual use of the person who has accessed this page. The information on this page must not be stored, recorded, republished or otherwise processed without the explicit agreement of South Wales Police.

Corey King

Corey King

Offence: Assault
Sentence: 6 years and 3 years to run concurrently.

Corey King, 20, from Swindon was found guilty of causing grievous bodily harm (GBH) with intent and attempting to cause GBH to a second victim. King assaulted the two men, who he described as his friends, on Park Place near Cardiff Museum during the early hours of March 8, 2015 following a night out in the city centre. King fled the scene but was arrested later the same day in the Swindon area. One of the victims, who was soon to sit his A levels, suffered a fractured skull and 50 per cent loss of hearing in his left ear. He has also lost his sense of taste and smell. Officer in the case Detective Sergeant Arabella Rees, of South Wales Police, said “This was a viscous assault on two young men who were simply enjoying a night out with friends. Corey King fled the scene and showed casual disregard for the injuries he inflicted. “We have a zero tolerance attitude to those who commit such violence on our streets. “Cardiff is a safe and friendly city and South Wales Police will do everything it can to ensure it stays that way.” The jury at Cardiff Crown Court returned two guilty verdicts on the September 29, 2015, after two hours of deliberation. King was sentenced to 6 years and 3 years to run concurrently.


Martin Wembridge

Martin Wembridge

Offence: Rape
Sentence: Eight Years

Sent to prison for one year for dealing cannabis.

Ross Gazzard

Offence: Possession with intent to supply class B drugs
Sentence: 12 months

A from Pontypridd has been sent to prison for 12 months for possessing cannabis with intent to supply. Ross Gazzard, of 4 Rosser Street, Maesycoed, was arrested on 1st November 2014 in connection with drugs offences after police found cannabis in his flat. Officers found a small amount of cannabis in a tobacco tin which was on the coffee table, but a further search discovered a much larger tobacco tin containing more cannabis, which was hidden inside a black briefcase. Ross Gazzard pleaded guilty to the offence and was sentenced to 12 months in prison at Merthyr Crown Court on Wednesday, 24 June 2015.