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 Clerk2000
Court Clerk2011
Court Clerk2016

Court CasesEdit

A list of trials conducted at the Dee Valley Crown Court.

Defendant Accusation Trial/Court date Verdict & Sentence Notes
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
Ste Hay Assisted suicide of Pauline Hay 1st October 2013 Guilty (unknown suspended sentence)
Pete Buchanan Child grooming and sexual activity with a minor 27th June 2016 - 29th June 2016 Guilty (7 years imprisonment)
Jack Osborne Murder of Callum Alexander 9th February 2017 The case was dropped due to insufficent evidence.
Ste Hay Murder of Amy Barnes 4th September 2017 - 8th September 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 in the hopes that he would get a reduced sentence.
Damon Kinsella Fraud 26th September 2019 Guilty (6 months imprisonment) Damon pleaded guilty on the advice of his solicitor.

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