Man jailed for string of Stratford burglaries
A BURGLAR has been jailed for a spate of Stratford break-ins after he failed to stop for police.
Jason Hatton struck four times at addresses in the town in May.
The 43-year-old of Giles Close, Birmingham, was arrested on 24th May after his car was spotted in Alcester. Officers rushed to the area and located the car which fled the scene.
He was stopped further down the road and apprehended.
Hatton pleaded guilty to four burglaries in Stratford, a burglary in Knowle, driving while disqualified, and breach of a restraining order in connection with an incident on 18th May.
The incidents relate to burglaries in Aintree Road on 22nd or 23rd May, two in Hogarth Road on 21st May and one in Wetherby Way on 23rd May.
Appearing at Warwickshire Crown Court on Monday (16th July), he was jailed for five years and seven months.
At the time of the incidents he was on the run having previously absconded from HMP Sudbury where he was serving a three-year eight-month sentence for harassment, common assault, threats to kill, and two counts of dangerous driving. Yesterday he was also convicted of escaping lawful custody.
Detective Constable Karl Brennan from the Warwickshire Police Offender Management Unit said: "Hatton has caused a lot of misery to the residents of Stratford. Local people can sleep more comfortably now he is behind bars."