Man sentenced in connection with vehicle crime in Kettering
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A 24-year-old man has been sentenced to 24-weeks in prison after pleading guilty to vehicle crime and shop theft in Kettering.
Billy Appleyard, of no fixed address, was arrested on Sunday, September 17, following reports of a man breaking into a vehicle in Masefield Road, and trying car doors in Bath Road, Kipling Road, Keats Drive and Donne Close in Kettering.
Appleyard was tracked by Police Dog Bryn and his handler PC Lucy Sculthorpe through nearby streets before being located hiding in a bush in the rear garden of a property in Brecon Close, Kettering, shortly before 6am.
He was subsequently charged with three counts of theft from a motor vehicle and one of theft from a shop and at Northampton Magistrates’ Court yesterday (Monday, September 18), he pleaded guilty to all four offences.
Appleyard was sentenced to six weeks in prison for each offence to run consecutively, so will serve a total of 24 weeks, and ordered to pay a £154 victim surcharge.
The charges related to the theft of alcohol at the Tesco Extra store in St Marks Road, Corby, on September 9, and three thefts from vehicles in Kettering’s Newman Street (July 20), Kipling Road (September 16) and Masefield Road (September 16).