Pair jailed for more than twenty burglaries across the region

Nottingham Crown Court © westbridgfordwire.com
Nottingham Crown Court © westbridgfordwire.com

Two men have been jailed for a combined 16 years and three months following a series of burglaries in Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire.  

Lee Carnell, 27, of The Crescent, Stapleford, and Martin Brown, 23, of Anslow Avenue, Nottingham, appeared at Nottingham Crown Court for sentencing yesterday (Friday 2 November 2018).

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Carnell had previously pleaded guilty to one count of conspiring to commit burglary, between 12 April and 18 May 2018.

Brown had previously admitted two counts of conspiring to commit burglary, between 12 April 2018 and 26 May 2018.

He also pleaded guilty/was found guilty of three counts of burglary, committed on 28 May and 18 June 2018, and admitted further counts of dangerous driving, driving without insurance and driving otherwise in accordance with a licence, relating to offences on 12 June 2018.

The court heard that Carnell and Brown were charged in relation to burglaries committed at the following locations and on the following dates:

Wollaton Road, Beeston (14 April 2018)
Hetley Road, Beeston (28 May 2018)
Haddon Crescent, Chilwell, (between 17 and 18 June 2018)
Acton Road, Long Eaton (18 June 2018)
Cator Lane, Chilwell (18 May 2018)
Cator Lane, Chilwell (18 May 2018)
Church Street, Stapleford (18 May 2018)
Penryhn Crescent, Chilwell (16 May 2018)
Queens Road East (28 April 2018)
Wollaton Road, Beeston (14 April 2018)
Murden Way, Beeston (13 April 2018)
Brookhill Street, Stapleford (5 June 2018)
Gibbons Avenue, Stapleford (5 June 2018)
The Spindles, Broadgate Park, Beeston (10 May 2018)
Hillside Road, Beeston (14 May 2018)
Grasmere Road, Beeston (between 13 and 14 May 2018)
Abbey Court, Beeston (16 May 2018)
Derby Road, Beeston (21 May 2018)
Denison Street, Beeston (24 May 2018)
Denison Street, Beeston (24 May 2018)
Hope Street, Beeston (24 May 2018)
West Crescent, Beeston (25 May 2018)
Some of the burglaries car keys were stolen from properties before being driven off from driveways.

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Mobile phone evidence showed that Carnell and Brown had been communicating with each other and that Brown knew about burglaries which Carnell had committed.

Carnell was jailed for a total of six years and nine months for the conspiracy to commit burglary offences.

Brown was jailed for a total of seven years and six months for the conspiracy to commit burglary offences. He was given an additional two years in prison for breaching a suspended sentence order.

Speaking after Carnell’s and Brown’s sentencing Ds Craig Luckett said: “This is a great result and we thank the courts for recognising the number of offences committed by these individuals. Burglary is an incredibly invasive crime and one which Nottinghamshire Police take very seriously, which is why we now have dedicated burglary teams who focus on tackling the issue.

“We hope that this sentence provides closure to the victims of these burglaries.”