Northampton burglar sentenced to three years in jail

Anthony Ash has been jailed for three years
Anthony Ash has been jailed for three years

A burglar from Northampton who broke into two properties in Olney has been sentenced to three years in jail.

Anthony Ash, aged 44, from Booth Meadow Court, Northampton was sentenced at Aylesbury Crown Court after he pleaded guilty to two counts of burglary.

Ash was arrested after burglaries at properties in Hipwell Court and Spinney Hill Road in Olney between February 12 and 14.

Ash forced entry into the properties whilst the occupants were away and stole numerous items.

Investigating officer Det Con Chris Bigg said: “This significant sentencing is a reflection of the high level of community impact which Ash’s crimes had on Olney.

“A number of residents in the town became concerned by Ash’s burglaries, which Thames Valley Police investigated as a matter of priority. We also issued crime prevention advice to members of the community, undertook reassurance patrols and organised a community meeting at which our officers answered questions from members of the public.

“The three-year sentence will serve as a warning to others who think they can commit these kinds of crimes and get away with them – as this case proves that they will not.”