A prolific burglar from Northampton has been jailed for five years and four months after he admitted carrying out a number of offences with his brother in different locations across the country.
Scott Blundell, aged 23, of Tower Field Square, Southfields, Northampton, has been locked up after pleading guilty to one charge of conspiracy which encompassed 19 separate burglaries.
His brother Jack, aged 21, of Windsor Crescent, Harrow, was jailed for four years after pleading guilty to one charge of conspiracy which encompassed 14 separate burglaries.
The pair, who were sentenced at Reading Crown Court, were arrested as part of an operation led by Thames Valley Police following burglaries reported in Maidenhead, Aylesbury, Thame, Oxfordshire in the Thames Valley and Romsey, Shirley and Basset near Southampton in Hampshire.
PC Michael Sharp, the officer involved in the cross-border operation, said: “I am pleased with the sentencing, which should act as a deterrent to anyone wishing to engage in such criminality.
“Their arrest and subsequent conviction is a result of a cross-border police operation led by TVP which saw many departments working together. I believe this helped the pair admit their guilt and submit guilty pleas, saving the need for a costly and lengthy trial.
“The offences started in Southampton in mid February this year and stopped after the pair’s arrest in High Wycombe the following month (March). The pair have been on remand ever since their arrest and will now be going back to prison to serve lengthy sentences.”