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Ben Brown secures Suspended Sentence Orders for two Defendants involved in a sophisticated and planned burglary of a 3-floor, 13 bedroom listed Victorian Mansion


Both Defendants pleaded guilty weeks before trial to a dwelling burglary of a Victorian Mansion. They meticulously scoped out the building, out-buildings, and grounds over several weeks, utilising a drone to provide aerial photographs. Having gathered the intelligence, the Defendants repeatedly broke into the Mansion over a period of days and stole thousands of pounds worth of items.

Irrespective of having found the offending to be in the highest category of harm and culpability and both Defendant’s antecedents, the Judge was persuaded to suspend both custodial sentences, following substantive mitigation being presented.

Ben was instructed by Keith Goacher at Boots Starke Goacher Solicitors.


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