Printer Friendly

On the run addict jailed.

A CRACK cocaine addict who went on a burglary spree after escaping from prison has been jailed for another five and a half years.

Matthew Brown was serving a seven year sentence for burglary when he walked out of Hewell Grange Open Prison and, in just six weeks on the run, raided 29 homes, Wolverhampton crown Court heard.

The 30-year-old decided to make his escape after losing four teeth in an attack by another prisoner, said Simon Phillips, defending.

He said Brown was under pressure to clear a pounds 7,000 drug debt and threats had been made to his family to petrol bomb their home.

Brown, of Willenhall Road, Wolverhampton, admitted escaping from custody, five burglaries and an attempted burglary.

He asked for 29 other offences to be taken into consideration including 24 burglaries and four more attempted burglaries.

Recorder Anwar Nawaz told him he had committed a "significant" number of offences.
COPYRIGHT 2008 Birmingham Post & Mail Ltd
No portion of this article can be reproduced without the express written permission from the copyright holder.
Copyright 2008 Gale, Cengage Learning. All rights reserved.

Article Details
Printer friendly Cite/link Email Feedback
Publication:Birmingham Mail (England)
Date:Apr 3, 2008
Previous Article:Pledge to keep on travelling; POLITICS: Councillor to continue serving Sandwell despite Wales move.
Next Article:Will write boss in false claim.

Terms of use | Privacy policy | Copyright © 2020 Farlex, Inc. | Feedback | For webmasters