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Slough man sentenced to seven years for burglaries in Bucks and Berkshire

Slough man sentenced to seven years for burglaries in Bucks and Berkshire

A ‘prolific and repeat burglar ‘ from Slough has been sentenced to seven years in prison after being convicted of break-ins in Buckinghamshire and Berkshire.

Ashley Atkinson pleaded guilty to six house burglaries, two counts of fraud, one count of theft of a vehicle and one count of taking a vehicle without the owners’ consent.

The 35-year-old, from Tomlin Road, was sentenced at Aylesbury Crown Court on Friday (Nov 11).

The court had heard that on Wednesday, June 1, Atkinson broke into a property in Bottle Lane, Littlewick Green, and stole an Audi RS4, which has since been recovered by officers.

On Sunday, June 5, he gained entry into a property in Ashley Hill Place, Wargrave, and stole a handbag and cash.

On Monday, June 6, he entered a property in Romsey Way, High Wycombe where a handbag and purse were taken containing bank cards which were used fraudulently within hours of the burglary.

On the same day, he entered a property in Manor Road, Penn, through open doors while the owner was sleeping and stole a handbag, purse, and bank card which was used fraudulently within hours.

On Friday, June 10, a property in Old Mill Lane, Bray was entered and cash stolen.

He was charged with the offences on Friday, June 24.

Two further offences were also taken into consideration including a burglary at Widmoor, Wooburn Common, on Wednesday, June 1 and a burglary at Wooburn Town in Wooburn Green, on the same day.

Alex Trevivian, investigating officer at High Wycombe, said: “At court Atkinson has been proven to be a prolific and repeat burglar causing disruption and upset to the victims’ lives.

“The sentence of seven years imprisonment handed out by the court reflects a vast investigation into a number of offences affecting the community across the Thames Valley area.”

 

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