Man jailed for burglaries in Olney

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A man has been sentenced to three years’ imprisonment for two burglaries in Olney.

Anthony Ash, aged 44, from Northampton was sentenced at Aylesbury Crown Court this week/

He pleaded guilty to both counts at a hearing on the same day.

The sentence was in relation to burglaries at properties in Hipwell Court and Spinney Hill Road in Olney between 12 and 14 February 2016.

Ash forced entry into the properties whilst the occupants were away and stole numerous items.

Investigating officer Detective Constable Chris Bigg said: “This significant sentencing is a reflection of the high level of community impact which Ash’s crimes had on Olney.

“A number of residents in the town became concerned by Ash’s burglaries, which Thames Valley Police investigated as a matter of priority. We also issued crime prevention advice to members of the community, undertook reassurance patrols and organised a community meeting at which our officers answered questions from members of the public.

“The three-year sentence will serve as a warning to others who think they can commit these kinds of crimes and get away with them – as this case proves that they will not.”