Men charged with £1200 burglary at elderly man's home in Gloucester

Men charged with £1200 burglary at elderly man's home in Gloucester

Men charged with £1200 burglary at elderly man's home in Gloucester

First published in News Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Brendan McFadden
Wilts and Glos Standard by , Reporter

TWO men have been charged in connection with a daytime burglary during which £1200 was taken from an elderly man's home while he was present.

Mathew James Pettit, 28, and of no fixed abode, was charged with burglary and handling stolen goods while Allen James King, 35 and of Shergar Close, Abbeydale, was charged with burglary in connection with the case.

They were remanded in custody and will appear at Cheltenham Magistrates' Court today Friday, August 8.

The charges relate to a daytime burglary at a multi-occupancy address in Pembroke Street in Gloucester on Tuesday, August 5.

Police managed to recover the stolen property shortly after the incident after carrying out a stop and search.

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9:54pm Fri 8 Aug 14

Col Mustard says...

Section 9(3) of the Theft Act 1968, as substituted by section 26(2) of the Criminal Justice Act 1991, provides that:

A person guilty of burglary shall on conviction on indictment be liable to imprisonment for a term not exceeding -

(a) where the offence was committed in respect of a building or part of a building which is a dwelling, fourteen years;
(b) in any other case, ten years.


Or in this case they will not even see the inside of a prison and will be at liberty to do it again and again and again.... English justice or liberal appeasement !
Section 9(3) of the Theft Act 1968, as substituted by section 26(2) of the Criminal Justice Act 1991, provides that: A person guilty of burglary shall on conviction on indictment be liable to imprisonment for a term not exceeding - (a) where the offence was committed in respect of a building or part of a building which is a dwelling, fourteen years; (b) in any other case, ten years. Or in this case they will not even see the inside of a prison and will be at liberty to do it again and again and again.... English justice or liberal appeasement ! Col Mustard
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