January 14, 2022 12.08 pm This story is over 22 months old

Couple who terrified victims in string of robberies and burglaries jailed

Over two decades collectively behind bars

Two criminals who threatened their victims in a string of terrifying robberies and burglaries in Lincoln have been jailed for a combined total of 23-and-a half years.

David Enright, 38, of Harrington Street, Cleethorpes, was sentenced to 15 years behind bars when he appeared at Lincoln Crown Court.

He was jailed alongside his partner Danielle Mitchell, 36, of Flemming House, Lincoln, who was handed an eight-and-a-half-year jail term.

The pair left their victims injured and scared as they stole their money, harassed them in their homes and took their belongings in late 2020.

DC Charlotte Bee who investigated the case said: “Enright and Mitchell left their victims scared in their homes and used intimidation and violence to steal money and belongings.

“This type of behaviour will not be tolerated in Lincolnshire and those that engage in these crimes will be brought to justice.

“I hope that these sentences will being some closure to all victims targeted by the couple.”

Enright was ordered to pay a surcharge of £190 after he pleaded guilty to a series of robberies between August 6 and November 29 in 2020.

He was punished for a further two charges of robbery, one taking place on September 30, 2020 and another on November 29 in the same year.

The 38-year-old was charged and found guilty of two additional burglaries, with one taking place on November 29, 2020 and another on December 8 of that year.

Enright was also found guilty of possession of a blade in a public space, a public order offence and affray – all of his jail term will run concurrently during his prison sentence.

Mitchell was found guilty of the same four robbery and burglary charges – in addition to a charge of blackmail between August 6 and November 29.

She was told to pay a £190 surcharge and will also serve her additional jail time concurrently while she is behind bars.

Their imprisonment comes after a lengthy investigation by Lincolnshire Police, which uncovered a spate of offences.

On Wednesday, September 30, 2020, Mitchell visited a property in Larne Close in Lincoln alongside Enright, who demanded money from the homeowner.

Enright threatened the man and later attacked him before leaving with thousands of pounds worth of cash.

On Tuesday, December 8, the pair entered the property again and Enright accused the occupant of grassing him up and stole more money.

Between September and November 2020, the couple targeted two friends in Lincoln living in Boundary Street forcing them to take money out of their bank accounts and hand it over.

The pair struck again in late November 2020, after they were put up for the night by a homeowner.

The situation soon spiralled out of control when they threatened and demanded money from the occupant.

The pair forced them to take money out of their bank, before eventually leaving the property – stealing a PS3 and two controllers, between 10 and 15 games and an Amazon Kindle.

Victims told Lincolnshire Police they handed money over in fear and we hope these sentences will help bring them some closure after the pair appeared in court on December 23.