Man, 30, sentenced for burglary and driving offences
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A 30-year-old man has been sentenced to five years and six months in prison following an incident in Brackley.
On the morning of July 24, 2022, Adam Spittles, previously of Luton, entered an address in Juliet Drive and stole the keys to a Mercedes car.
The occupants were in the house at the time and awoke to the car engine starting and Spittles driving away in their car.
Thankfully the car had a tracker on which assisted the National Police Air Service (NPAS) helicopter to identify it speeding along the A5 in excess of 100mph.
Eventually, Spittles lost control of the car near Milton Keynes, with it ending up on its roof.
He made to run away but was detained by officers a short time later.
Only 25 minutes had passed between the time of offence and the time Spittles was arrested.
Last week (March 8), Spittles appeared at Northampton Crown Court where he was sentenced for the burglary and separate driving matters resulting in a sentence of five years and six months in prison.
Lead Investigator – PC Chris Perkins, said: “During this incident, Adam Spittles entered the home of the victim with no regard for anyone but himself.
“Someone’s home is the one place where they should always feel safe and secure, and people like Spittles completely violate this right.
“As well as this, he helped himself to the family car and drove at ridiculous speeds to avoid capture, showing a complete disregard for other motorists and leaving a trial of destruction before he eventually crashed.
“Even then, he thought he could get away from police but was detained a short distance away in a field.
“Tackling burglary is a priority for us so I am happy that Spittles was found guilty by members of the jury and handed this sentence at Crown Court.”