A GREAT Sutton man has been jailed for six years for three counts of house burglaries and an additional 30 similar offences.
John Cull, 39, of Hargrave Drive, was convicted at Chester Crown Court on Monday after committing the offences between September 2008 and March of this year.
The sentence is a culmination of seven months work undertaken by the Chester and Ellesmere Port Proactive Policing team.
The team focused their operation on investigating the type of burglaries Cull was committing such as preying on vulnerable, elderly victims in their homes in Ellesmere Port.
Detective Sergeant Mike Ankers explained that the sentence should act as a deterrent to other burglars that the courts system took these offences very seriously.
He said: “We welcome this custodial sentence imposed by the courts and hope it provides some degree of closure for Cull’s victims.
“It is hoped that Cull’s sentence will be a deterrent to other members of the community who might be considering committing similar offences.
“The imprisonment of Cull sends out a strong message that crimes such as this will not be tolerated in Cheshire and offenders will be dealt with robustly.”