A KILLER drug driver, an autistic teenager and a terrorist were among those jailed for shocking crimes last year.

Among the most shocking was that of former Brighton teenager Jonty Bravery, who was jailed for life, aged 18.

He caused outrage as he was seen with a demonic smile as he lifted a six-year-old boy off the balcony at the Tate art gallery at London’s South Bank. The boy fell 100ft and suffered devastating life-changing injuries.

It was revealed that Bravery, of Ealing, had also attacked his carer at Burger King in Brighton and was on bail at the time he attacked the young French boy who was on holiday.

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At the Old Bailey he was told he will serve a minimum of 15 years in prison, but may never be released.

Another devastating case was that of Mathew Gardiner, 36, who admitted causing death by dangerous driving, and inflicting grievous bodily harm. He sped at 100mph while over the limit on drugs and alcohol after sinking 20 pints in a bender.

He struck cyclist Antoney Colley, 53, killing him instantly as he rode on the Combe Valley Way near Bexhill.

Gardiner, of Preston Road, Bexhill, also admitted a drunken attack on his best friend, punching him in the head and leaving him on the pavement.

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At Lewes Crown Court Gardiner was sentenced to a total of 13 years behind bars.

Dangerous driver Sadri Gjana was jailed for speeding at 100mph on the A23 near Hickstead and crashing into a parked lorry in a layby.

The 18-year-old left his best friend in the front passenger seat with devastating injuries.

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Gjana, of Lawrie Park Road, Bromley, was jailed for two years and three months.

Terrorist Zakaria Yanaouri caused shock for residents in Worthing when counter-terror officers raided his home in Congreve Road.

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The 21-year-old was in possession of sickening propaganda videos glorifying torture, executions and Jihadi fighters. He was jailed for two years and eight months.

Ian Lewis made the wrong move after an argument about a chess game with a woman friend in Brighton.

She remembered him being on top of her, stabbing her during the row. Lewis, 57, of Lewes Road, was jailed for three years for the attack.

Drug dealer Abbas Ahmed was chased for offering cannabis to an off-duty police officer. He barged into an 82-year-old woman, sending her sprawling. She banged her head on a scaffold pole during the incident in London Road, Brighton, which left onlookers shocked.

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Ahmed, 39, of no fixed address, was jailed for 14 months.

Gay “chemsex” thug Michael Hargreaves was in court for threatening officers with knives after a domestic violence call-out to a property in Brighton. He lunged at two policewomen who were in fear of their lives.

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The 39-year-old admitted he enjoyed taking drugs such a GHB. He was jailed for 23 months for affray and common assaults on two emergency workers.

Finally, Hove restaurant manager Ashkan Zahedian caused shock when a row outside the Mixologist bar in Church Road turned ugly.

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In a moment of madness the 30-year-old ran to his car to fetch a machete and slashed a bouncer across the legs. Zahedian, of Davigdor Road, Hove, was jailed for three years over the incident.