Dee Valley Crown Court is the courthouse where villagers are who have been charged with committing at least one criminal act is tried. Cases include Dennis Richardson's sexual abuse towards his daughter, Mandy, in 1998 and Buster Smith who sexually assaulted several boys and was tried in 2019. In January 2015, before going to trial, Will Savage started a fire in one of the bathrooms.



Number Judge Year of Appearance
Unnamed judge2000
Unnamed judge2002
Unnamed judge2007
Unnamed judge2011
Judge Tipp2016
Judge Francis Hume2017
Unnamed judge2018
Unnamed judge2019


Number Barrister Year of Appearance
Leonard Cave2002
John Wharmby2011
Natalie Talbot2011
Miss Dobson2016
Janet Garner2017
Miss Harrington2019
Mrs Maloney2019


Number Barrister Year of Appearance
Court Clerk 2000
Court Clerk2011
Court Clerk2016

List of trialsEdit

A list of trials conducted at the Dee Valley Crown Court. This list does not include cases in which the case was thrown out, such as Jesse Donovan's trial in 2018

Defendant Accusation Trial/Court date Verdict & Sentence Notes
Kurt Benson Attempted murder of Spike 1998 Not guilty
Dennis Richardson Sexual abuse of Mandy Richardson October 1998 Guilty (7 years imprisonment)
Mark Gibbs Rape of Luke Morgan 26th October 2000 Guilty (8 years imprisonment)
Beth Morgan Attempted murder of Scott Anderson 26th August 2002 - 27th August 2002 Guilty (2 months imprisonment) Charge reduced to dangerous driving
Dan Hunter Murder of Toby Mills 28th March 2004 - April 2004 Guilty (unknown sentence) Evidence came to light which acquitted Dan a few months after his sentencing
Justin Burton Murder of Stephen Mackintosh 14th November 2005 - 18th November 2005 Not guilty
Warren Fox Attempted murder of Clare Devine 22nd August 2007 - 24th August 2007 Not guilty
Zoe Carpenter Murder of Sarah Barnes 30th November 2009 - 3rd December 2009 Not guilty
Tom Cunningham Assault on Esther Bloom 17th January 2011 Not guilty
Gilly Roach Rape of Jacqui McQueen 28th March 2011 - 1st April 2011 Not guilty
Pete Buchanan Child grooming and sexual activity with a minor 27th June 2016 - 29th June 2016 Guilty (7 years imprisonment)
Ste Hay Murder of Amy Barnes 4th September 2017 - 8th September 2017 Not guilty
Jack Osborne Murder of Callum Alexander 9th February 2017 Not guilty
Buster Smith Sexual assault of Brody Hudson & Ollie Morgan 7th January 2019 - 11th January 2019 Guilty (Charge 2; 6 years imprisonment) Buster was acquitted of sexually assaulting Brody after Damon Kinsella was caught lying on the stand
Laurie Shelby Attempted rape of Diane Hutchinson 6th August 2019 Guilty (4 years imprisonment) Laurie pleaded guilty to the crime prior to the sentencing

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