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Man and woman sentenced for burglary and handling stolen goods offences – Reading

News   •   Sep 13, 2018 14:20 BST

A man and a woman have both been sentenced at Reading Crown Court following incidents of burglary and handling stolen goods.

Patrick Thomas Ellis, aged 32, of Wensley Road, Reading, was jailed for five years after he pleaded guilty to 14 counts of burglary dwelling.

Abbey Vincent, aged 30, of Wensley Road, Reading, pleaded guilty to ten counts of handling stolen goods and was ordered to carry out 200 hours of unpaid work.

Between Friday 5 January and Wednesday 2 May this year a number of burglaries were carried out in properties in Reading and Burghfield.

Both were charged on 18 July, then convicted and sentenced on Friday (7/9).

Designated Case Investigator Leigh-Ann Gilson, of the Investigation Hub at Reading station, said: “Due to overwhelming evidence Patrick Ellis pleaded guilty to a numerous burglary offences in the Reading and surrounding areas.

“Abbey Vincent also pleaded guilty to handling stolen goods from a number of those offences.

“I would like to thank everyone involved in this investigation, including the victims and the effected communities for their continued support.

“Thames Valley Police take offences of burglary and the handling of stolen goods very seriously and will robustly investigate and prosecute offenders.”

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