Three men jailed for burglaries across the county

Luke Holford and Stefan Rainer, jailed for burglaries across Leicestershire
Luke Holford and Stefan Rainer, jailed for burglaries across Leicestershire

Three men who pleaded guilty to a number of burglaries across Leicestershire been sentenced to a total of nine years and four months in prison.

Between November 20 2014 and February 4 2015 they committed a total of five offences in Leicestershire and one in Nottinghamshire, including one in Fleckney.

The trio stole more than £80,000 of property and causing thousands of pounds worth of damage to the victims’ addresses.

Luke Holford, 23, formerly of Luther Street, Leicester, pleaded guilty to burglaries in Fleckney, Griffydam and Woodhouse Eaves, an attempted burglary in Humberstone and three counts of handling stolen goods, and was sentenced to five years.

Stefan Rainer 27, formerly of River View, Barrow Upon Soar pleaded guilty to burglaries in Newbold Verdon, Loughborough, Woodhouse Eaves, and Griffydam and to handling stolen goods. He also admitted to driving whilst disqualified and was sentenced to four years four months.

A third man, Anthony Lucas, 27, formerly of Ridley Street, Leicester, pleaded guilty to a burglary in Wysall and was handed a suspended sentence for 18 months.

They had pleaded guilty to the offences at an earlier hearing

Detective constable Dan Williamson, who led the investigation, said: “This was a complex investigation which led us to arrest some prolific offenders from the Leicester area. They went on a crime spree and committed several offences which were both planned and sophisticated in their nature and had a significant impact on their victims.

“Hopefully this result will go some way in reassuring victims of crime that we are committed to ensuring those responsible are made to answer for their crimes and put before the courts to face justice.”