Two more jailed for Bletchley violent disorder

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Two men who were part of a group who committed violent disorder in Milton Keynes last summer have been sent to prison.

Jake Ashby, aged 19, of Kinloch Place, Bletchley, pleaded guilty to the offence at Aylesbury Crown Court on Tuesday, and was sentenced to 16 months in prison.

Paul Hanley, aged 25, of Waterside, Peartree Bridge, pleaded not guilty to the offence but was convicted yesterday (4/1). He was sentenced to 15 months in prison today.

They were both part of a group of around 20 men and youths who took part in widespread disorder in Bletchley and Milton Keynes between 5.15pm on August 9 and 1am on August 10 last year.

More details about the sentences given to others who took part in the disorder is available on our website here

Det Insp Kelly Glister said: “These men, along with the others who took part in the disorder, felt they were above the law on the night of 9 August.

“The fact they were both arrested that night, but initially pleaded not guilty to the charges against them, shows they continued to feel this way.

“My team of detectives have spent a large amount of time building a case against them and the weight of evidence was substantial, as demonstrated by the fact that Ashby eventually pleaded guilty and the jury took just an hour to find Hanley guilty.

“They intimidated innocent people and attacked businesses and I am pleased that the courts have recognised the seriousness of what took place that night.

“I am pleased we are now reaching the conclusion of our investigation into this disorder and I hope the people of Milton Keynes and Bletchley are satisfied that justice has been done.”

One youth, aged 17, is still due to appear before court charged with the offences.