Six offenders have been sentenced to more than 25 years in prison for their part in a series of burglary offences across Leicestershire.
The defendants, who had admitted a variety of burglary offences, were sentenced at Leicester Crown Court today (Wednesday, July).
Among a list of 15 offences were a house burglary in Melton Road, Hickling Pastures, a house burglary in Brookfield Street, Syston (between July 23 and 24, 2014) and a theft from Roman Way, Syston (between July 28 and 29, 2014).
Oliver Le Butt Seal (25), of Lobbs Wood Court, Leicester, pleaded guilty to three counts of burglary, one count of attempted burglary, handling stolen goods and theft of a number plates and was jailed for four-and-a-half years.
Luca Murray (25), formerly of Padside Close, Hamilton, pleaded guilty to five counts of burglary and was sentenced to two years.
Kyle Slaney (29), formerly of Warren View, Leicester, pleaded guilty to two counts of burglary and one count of attempted burglary and was sentenced to five years.
Ricky Green (26), of Radiant Road, Leicester, pleaded guilty to four counts of burglary and was sentenced to five years and four months.
Jordan Stewart (26), of Colchester Road, Leicester, pleaded guilty to two counts of burglary and two counts of attempted burglary and was sentenced to five years.
Harry Green (23), of Radiant Road, Leicester, pleaded guilty to three counts of burglary, one count of theft of motor vehicles and one count of handling stolen goods. He was sentenced to four years.
A seventh person, Cassandra Parry (23), of Wolsey Way, Syston pleaded guilty to handling stolen goods and was given a community order at an earlier hearing.
Detective Inspector Dharmendra Bhakta, who was the senior investigating officer on the case, said: “This was a complex investigation which led us to arrest a number of prolific offenders from the Leicester area. The defendants went on a crime spree and committed several offences over a six month period.
“Between them they will now serve over 25 years in prison. This is a significant result and hopefully will go some way in reassuring those who have been victims of their crimes that we will leave no stone unturned to bring people to justice and ensure they answer to their crimes.
“These convictions will hopefully disrupt their criminal activities. A confiscation investigation has since been launched under the Proceeds of Crime Act to identify any criminal property or assets gained from their criminality.”