Former ‘most wanted’ man sentenced in jail for further burglaries

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A man who was once the city’s most wanted by police has received a three year and five month prison sentence – while already in jail for burglary offences.

David May, 42, pleaded guilty to four counts of dwelling burglary at Aylesbury Crown Court yesterday. However, he is already serving a three and a half year sentence for three burglaries which he was convicted for on March 4.

The latest burglaries took place in Rhoscolyn Drive and Porthmellin Close, Tattenhoe, overnight between December 29 and 30 2012, and two others overnight between January 10 and 11, both in Cranborne Avenue, Westcroft.

He answered “no comment” to questions posed during interview for those offences and on September 10 he was charged with four further burglary offences.

The 41 month sentence will run concurrently to the previous sentence.

Detective Superintendent Barry Halliday, Milton Keynes LPA Commander, said: “This case shows that in Milton Keynes even if you are arrested and convicted and sent to prison, if you do not engage with the criminal justice process you will still be brought to justice for previous offences.

“Further burglary offences took place in the same general area and on the same evening as the offences he had previously been convicted of – this is in an area where there had been few offences of this nature.

“If you are a career criminal, like May, and do not engage with police officers you do so at your own peril and can expect a longer sentence.

“We are holding burglars to account for their actions in Milton Keynes. May has received a longer custodial sentence and his victims now have a resolution.”