Chipping Sodbury man jailed for role in student flat burglaries
A CHIPPING Sodbury man has been jailed after handling goods stolen in a series of burglaries of student flats in Bristol.
Jonny Manfield (above) was one of three men sentenced to a total of more than 16 years in prison for their part in burglaries carried out over a ten-month period.
Manfield, aged 29, of Horse Street, received a sentence of three years and nine months after pleading guilty to handling stolen goods.
John O’Brien (below left), aged 46, of Kendon Drive, Horfield, Bristol, was found guilty of 21 counts of burglary and jailed for seven-and-a-half years.
Edward Tiley (below right), 45 of Goulston Walk in Bishopsworth, was found guilty of eight counts of burglary and sentenced to five years in prison.
Bristol Crown Court was told on October 22 that student housing in the Redland, Clifton, Cotham and Horfield areas of Bristol was targeted by the burglars between January and October 2019.
Detective Constable Louise Yaldron said: “We welcome the sentences handed out today to all three men for the significant number of burglaries carried out across Bristol.
“Prolific thieves have been taken off the streets and we will continue to do all we can to bring offenders to justice.”