01:16PM, Sunday 13 November 2016
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.”