Man sentenced to five years for burglary in Doncaster

A 33-year-old man has been sentenced to five years in prison for two burglaries he committed in January this year.

Peter Coulthread appeared at Sheffield Crown Court charged with a burglary at an address on Stanhope Road, Wheatley Park, and an address on Thorne Road, Wheatley. On Wednesday, 2 January, Coulthread forced entry to the property on Thorne Road and stole a number of items including a laptop and computer.

On Thursday, 31 January, Coulthread gained entry to the property on Stanhope Road and stole a flat screen TV and a laptop. He was arrested after police investigations into the crimes and charged on Tuesday, 5 February, for two house burglaries.

PC Fahd Nasser said: “Burglary is an incredibly intrusive and disturbing crime that often leaves victims feeling violated and no longer safe in their own home, whether anything was stolen or not. “I hope the sentence imposed reinforces the message from South Yorkshire Police that we will not tolerate any type of criminality.”

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