Pair jailed after string of burglaries across Gainsborough and Lincoln


Two men have been jailed and a further man receiving a suspended sentence following a string of burglaries in Lincoln and Gainsborough.

Jordan Sutherland, 18, Daniel Westhead, 21, and Samuel Rhys Snell, 21, were sentenced at Lincoln Crown Court on Friday, September 18, after being found guilty of five burglaries between March 30 and April 17 2014.

Inspector Suzanne Davies said: “I’m really pleased with the sentences today because it means that these men cannot target any more homes for a good period of time. Burglary is upsetting, invasive and inconvenient for victims. For offenders it may seem an ‘easy’ way to make some quick money but they would be wise to be reminded not only of these hefty sentences, but also of the very negative effect on victims.”

Sutherland, of Anders Drive in Bulwell, Nottingham, was sentenced to three years.

Westhead, of Moorland Avenue, Lincoln, was sentenced to three years two months.

Snell, of Bell Grove in Lincoln, was sentenced to 15 months, suspended for 24 months. He was also given a supervision order and an electronic curfew for four months.

All three men were convicted of five burglaries at Webb Street, Lincoln on 14th-15th April 2014; Richardson Rise, Gainsborough on 15th - 16th April 2014; Heapham Road, Gainsborough on 15th - 16th April 2014; Henley Street, Lincoln on 31st March 2014; and Coleby Street, Lincoln on 3rd April 2014.

They were also convicted of a further charge of making off without payment from a BP station on Skellingthorpe Road on 4th April 2014.