More burglars jailed across Sunderland and South Tyneside

05 Aug 2016 10:00 AM

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More burglars have been jailed in Sunderland and South Tyneside.

In July, six burglars were sent to prison for their part in burglaries across both borough's. One was given a suspended sentence. The sentences come as police continue to crackdown on burglars.

Three of the burglars were involved in the same burglary in Jarrow in South Tyneside while two were responsible for a burglary in Grangetown in Sunderland. One woman burgled a house in South Shields and one man carried out two burglaries in Sunderland.

The burglars are:-

David Kelly, 35, of Beach Road, in South Shields,sentenced to two years four months for a burglary at Broomfield in Jarrow. Sentenced on July 22.

Michael Wilson, 26, of Wiralshir, Leam Lane Estate, sentenced to one year four months also for the burglary at Broomfield. Sentenced on July 22.

Robert Little, 23, of Clyde Avenue, in Hebburn, was also given one year four months for the Broomfield burglary. Sentenced on July 22.

Gemma Louise Smith, 31, of Beethoven Street, South Shields, was sentenced to 15 months suspended for 18 months for a burglary at Spohr Terrace. Sentenced on July 22.

John Henderson, 49, of Hylton Road, was sentenced to 16 months for a burglary on Leechmere Industrial Estate in Grangetown. Sentenced on July 20.

Stephen Kenneth Cutter, 46, of Felstead Crescent, in Sunderland, was also given 16 months for the burglary on Leechmere Industrial Estate. Sentenced on July 20.

Shaun Ellwood, 45, of Ethel Terrace, Sunderland, was sentenced to two years four months for two burglaries at a social club and office premises in Sunderland. Sentenced on July 19.

Southern Area Command Detective Inspector Paul Stewart said: "These are great results not just for the police but also for our communities to know that these burglars have been sentenced and all but one are in prison where they cannot commit any further crime.

"We've been working incredibly hard to target burglars throughout Sunderland and South Tyneside and have been actively pursuing known offenders to prevent them from committing anymore crime and we will continue to do this so that our communities are safer and free from burglars.

"We will not tolerate people going round burgling people's homes or other premises and will do everything we can within our powers to prevent this from happening."

Pictured: - (l-r) David Kelly, Michael Wilson, Robert James Little, Gemma Louise Smith, John Henderson, Stephen Kennety Cutter, Shaun Ellwood.

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