Two men jailed after spate of Lincoln burglaries

Two men have been jailed at Lincoln Crown Court following a number of burglaries in the city last year.

Jordan Sutherland, 18, and Daniel Westhead, 21, were sentenced on Friday September 18, after being found guilty of five burglaries between March 30 and April 17, 2014.

Sutherland, of Anders Drive in Bulwell, Nottingham, was sentenced to three years.

Westhead, of Moorland Avenue, Lincoln, was sentenced to three years two months.

A third man, Samuel Rhys Snell, 21, of Bell Grove in Lincoln, was sentenced to 15 months, suspended for 24 months.

He was also given a supervision order and an electronic curfew for four months.

The burglaries took place at addresses on Henley Street on March 31, Coleby Street on April 3 and Webb Street on April 14 and 15.

Two further burglaries were committed on Richardson Rise and Heapham Road in Gainsborough on April 15 and 16.

The three men were also convicted of a further charge of making off without payment from a BP station on Skellingthorpe Road on on April 4.

The BP garage on Skellingthorpe Road in Lincoln. Photo: Google Street View

The BP garage on Skellingthorpe Road in Lincoln. Photo: Google Street View

Inspector Suzanne Davies of Lincolnshire Police said: “I’m really pleased with the sentences today because it means that these men cannot target any more homes for a good period of time.

“Burglary is upsetting, invasive and inconvenient for victims. For offenders it may seem an ‘easy’ way to make some quick money but they would be wise to be reminded not only of these hefty sentences, but also of the very negative effect on victims.”