Mason Moore | Hinckley Reporter | 8 October 2022
A 20-YEAR-OLD man, who used to reside in Nuneaton, has been jailed for two years after admitting his part in a burglary in the town.
On 13 July, Mason Albrighton, of no fixed abode, was involved in a burglarly at a property on the Long Shoot – one of the links between Nuneaton and Hinckley – where a car and safe were removed.
Albrighton was identified on CCTV camera footage, and a result, he was subsequently charged with burglary dwelling and theft – no violence as well as aggravated vehicle taking.
At an earlier hearing in August, he had pleaded guilty to both charges and asked for ten other offences – including theft of motor vehicle, vehicle interference and burglary other than dwelling – theft – to be taken into consideration.
Two burglary – non-dwelling offences carried out on the West Midlands Police force area were also taken into consideration by the court.
And on Thursday (6 October), Albrighton was sentenced to 28 months imprisonment at Warwick Crown Court for the burglary and given two months for the aggravated vehicle taking to run concurrently.
As well as this, he was ordered to pay £228 victim surcharge and banned from driving for three years.
Detective Constable, Jack Maguire from Nuneaton’s Proactive CID Team, said: “Our priority is to bring offenders to justice where possible and protect our communities from harm. Burglaries can have a hugely distressing impact on victims and the offence is completely unacceptable.
“I hope this sentence goes some way to not only reassuring the public that we take burglaries seriously but also that we will always work to bring those responsible before the courts.
“Finally, I would like to thank everyone involved in securing Mason’s arrest and subsequent convictions. I am delighted he is behind bars and justice has been done. I hope he now takes the time to reflect on his actions.“