Man who burgled Notts student house sentenced to two years in prison

The 35 year old pled guilty to the burglary charge

A burglar who stole thousands of pounds worth of electrical goods from a student property has been sentenced to two years and four months in prison.

Nottinghamshire Police said Jayha Williams, of Radford Boulevard, Nottingham, broke into the student house in Seely Road, Radford, whilst the students were all out, on the 17th September 2022.

The students returned to their house a few hours later, to find that their belongings, which had an estimated value of £5,000, had been stolen.This included laptops, camera equipment and speakers. None of these belongings have yet been recovered.

Nottinghamshire Police acted on intelligence linking Williams to the crime, and the 35-year-old was arrested at his home on the 23rd September.

Williams initially maintained a “no comment” approach to police interview, however later plead guilty to the burglary charge. He appeared before Nottingham Crown Court on the 28th October, and was sentenced to two years and four months in prison.

Nottinghamshire Police have reported 37 student house burglaries in the last year, issuing a statement to students imploring them to keep doors and windows locked.

Detective Constable Louise Jackson, of Nottinghamshire Police, said: “Williams showed a complete disregard for the law when he chose to break into this property.

“As well as stealing thousands of pounds worth of items that didn’t belong to him, his actions also left the students affected feeling weary about leaving their belongings unattended at the address again.

“We understand both the financial and emotional ramifications burglaries can have on people, which is why we have dedicated teams of detectives who focus on cases of this nature.

“Everyone should have the right to feel safe within the walls of their own home and shouldn’t have to worry about intruders entering their personal space.”

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