Over four years in prison for Sheffield burglar

Daniel CheckleyA 26-year-old man has been jailed for over four years after being convicted of Class A drugs offences, dangerous driving and burglary.

Daniel Checkley (right), formerly of Firshill Walk, Sheffield, appeared before Sheffield Crown Court on Friday 2 February where he was sentenced to four years and three months in prison.

He pleaded guilty of possession of a controlled drug with intent to supply (heroin), dangerous driving and burglary at an earlier court appearance.

The court heard how in October 2016, police officers saw Checkley driving a blue Jeep on Shirecliffe Road, Sheffield. Checkley was wanted for several driving offences but failed to stop for police, eventually crashing into a lamppost close to Brightside Lane.

He ran from the Jeep and jumped off a bridge down towards the River Don and railway line.

Officers in pursuit had to climb down the embankment to offer Checkley first aid, as he suffered serious injuries in the fall.

Officers searched his clothing and recovered a black bag that appeared to officers to contain a quantity of drugs. The drugs were sent off for examination and came back as a mixture of Class A (Heroin) and Class C drugs, worth around £800.

Checkley was taken by ambulance to the Northern General Hospital where his injuries were assessed, which included a fractured skull and broken leg.

Checkley was also charged with a burglary at a Sheffield property in December 2017.