Here are the biggest court stories that have featured in the SNJ, Gazette Series or Wilts Glos Standard over the past few days.

A man who 'terrorised' his Stroud partner over the course of four years has been jailed.

Grigore Nedelcu, 35, of Nelson Street, Bristol, was found guilty of seven charges of controlling and coercive behaviour towards the woman, assaulting her and perverting the course of justice.

He has been jailed for six years and ten months after jurors unanimously found him guilty following a trial at Gloucester crown court.

FULL STORY: Controlling man who 'terrorised' Stroud woman is jailed

A man has been sentenced to nine years in prison for raping a stranger.

Petru-Marian Bradu, 19, of Barton Street in Gloucester received the sentence last week following a trial which concluded in October.

FULL STORY: Gloucester man, 19, jailed for nine years for raping a stranger

A third strike burglar has been spared the mandatory three year jail sentence.

William Gifford, 36, faced the mandatory minimum sentence after he broke into a neighbour’s home in Minety while he was on licence.

But recorder Anna Midgley said it would be unjust to impose the minimum sentence, noting the relatively low level of the offending and the impact his mental health issues had had on his behaviour.

She instead imposed a 14 week prison sentence suspended for two years.

FULL STORY: Third strike burglar spared mandatory minimum jail sentence

Two people have been charged with the murder of a five-week-old boy.

James Dean Clark, 31, of Neads Drive, Warmley and Helen Jeremy, 26, of Russell Avenue, Kingswood, have also been charged with causing or allowing the death of a child.

They appeared at Bristol Crown Court this week.

The charges relate to the death of Sean Clark who died at an address on Neads Drive, Warmley, on January 14, 2018.