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Burglar who dragged woman from bed, gagged her and ransacked Edwalton home jailed

A man has been jailed for eight years after an incident in Edwalton. 

Durrell Hartley from Arnold, entered the house in Edwalton, dragged his victim out of bed and gagged her before demanding to be told where money was being kept.

After further ordering her to tell him where a watch and phone were, he then shoved the woman grabbing her mouth and neck while he continued searching the bedroom.

The 23-year-old then dragged her downstairs and forced her to accompany him as he continued to ransack the house in search of valuables.

Hearing police sirens outside, Hartley attempted to flee from the address but was quickly confronted in the property by the lone officer.

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The victim’s partner was also attacked during the incident which happened on the night of Friday 5 November 2021.

Appearing at Nottingham Crown Court on Monday (6 June) Hartley was jailed for a total of eight years after pleading guilty to aggravated burglary and possession of cannabis. He also admitted breaching a suspended sentence order.

Detective Constable Nathan Wall, of Nottinghamshire Police, said: “This must have been an incredibly scary ordeal for the victims, who were both violently assaulted in their own home.

“I hope today’s sentence provides at least some comfort to the victims and also sends a strong message to others who are thinking of carrying out offences of this nature.

“We will respond very quickly and we will do everything in our power to bring you to justice.”

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