Man jailed for spate of burglaries in Stockport

A man who burgled 27 houses on streets across Stockport, has been jailed.

Michael Shatwell (06/10/1964) of Bowland Close, was sentenced to 5 years and 4 months at Minshull Street Crown Court on Monday 5 June 2017.

The court heard how on Monday 5 December 2016, Shatwell began a spate of robberies when he forced entry into a home on Aber Avenue, before taking a number of high value items.

A few months later on Monday 24 April 2017, Shatwell broke through a window to gain access to a house on Brookfield Avenue, before ransacking another address on Ennerdale Road, stealing items of significant worth.

As a result of these burglaries, Shatwell was then arrested on Thursday 4 May. Given the number of robberies that had taken place in the same area, the police drove Shatwell to different addresses where he admitted to a further 18 burglaries.

Detective Chief Inspector Matthew Tarr of GMP’s Stockport Borough, said: “The sheer volume of homes that Shatwell broke into, and took people’s most valuable possessions from, is staggering.

“He made no allowances, it didn’t matter whether the people he stole from were young or old, just that they happened to live around the same area.

“From the number of burglaries he has committed, it’s clear that Shatwell is a prolific burglar. I am so pleased that we’ve managed to secure such a lengthy sentence to prevent him from terrorising any more people in the community.”






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