Rother Valley  homepage click for
Police Index
main index click for
Fire service
The Rother Valley
West Sussex, England

police
report

Rother Valley :- directories | vintage trail | Rother valley trail | photo galleries | travel | fire service | police | schools | pubs - BB | churches | old railways | contact us | more

 

 
Men sentenced for Petworth ram raid burglary
Date Added - 01 September 2010 12.20


 
Two men have been jailed for ram raiding a Petworth antiques shop during a burglary in January earlier this year.
 
Henry Philips, 34, of Camp Way Maidstone, Kent, and Stephen Oliver, 40, of Thanet Way, Whitstable, Kent, were both sentenced to 4 years 9 months at Chichester Crown Court on Friday 27 August, after pleading guilty at a previous hearing to burglary and aggravated vehicle taking. A third man, Clinton Letchford, 27 from Sittingbourne in Kent was also due to be sentenced, but failed to appear.
 
Members of the public called police after hearing a van crashing through the front doors of the antique shop and saw masked men entering the premises. The stolen Suzuki van was then seen driving off and was quickly located abandoned on the outskirts of Petworth, still containing goods stolen from the show room of Anthony Short Antiques, valued at approximately £30.000.
 
Police identified and quickly sighted a second getaway car leaving Sussex and heading into Surrey. A high speed pursuit took place as officers from Surrey attempted to stop the vehicle as it drove in excess of 145 mph along the M25 heading towards Kent where all three suspects lived. The second getaway car, a high performance Volvo, crashed in Chertsey, Surrey, where Letchford, Oliver and Phillips were arrested.
 
Detective Constable Jason Vickers said: "I would like to thank members of the public for their prompt action in immediately contacting police at the time of the burglary and Surrey Police for their help in the arrests. CCTV in Petworth played a vital part in the investigation, capturing images of the offenders and getaway car the previous day when they were scoping antique shops in Petworth in preparation for the burglary. These men endangered lives and have suffered the consequences of their actions."



 
return to previous page
 
If you have comments about this newsletter you can contact us
 
related or associated :-
Petworth index
Police index
 

Get to the Street kids
before the streets get to them



 
Gravelroots is a locally operated website based at Heyshott, near Midhurst & Petworth, West Sussex.
Information and images are updated throughout this site on a constant daily basis. If you regularly use or
have visited these pages previously remember to refresh the pages for any new entries...Refresh page.
If you are searching for specific information and unable to find it, or you see errors, please let us know.
 

 

Todays photos, observations and news are tomorrows history, be part of it.
You can add photos, documents or information to these pages, or even start a new one.
Simply e-mail your material to us & share it with everyone. Your material will be credited to you.
 

 
A short selection of links to some of the many other pages from Gravelroots
Chithurst - - Cocking - - Didling - - Duncton - - Easebourne - - East Lavington - - Fernhurst - - Fittleworth - - Graffham
Harting - - Heyshott - - Iping - - Lickfold - - Linch - - Lodsworth - - Lurgashall - - Midhurst - - Northchapel - - Nyewood
Petworth - - Rogate - - Selham - - South Ambersham - - Stedham - - Sutton - - Tillington - - Trotton - - Upperton
 
Gravelroots West Sussex Fire & Rescue - - The Rother Valley Trail - - Churches - - Venue - - Pubs BB & Hotels - - The Vintage Trail
 
Part of the Rother Valley Guide by Gravelroots
Searching for something specific, use the indexes
This site is best viewed full screen, F11, in 1024 x 768 or higher
WaterAid's vision is of a world where everyone has access to safe water and sanitation
 
Why do we show adverts, how is the site funded? - Support us

copyright information
page top
 
main index
 
 
 
 
 
 

Google Sitemap GeneratorFight Spam
page protected by copy sentry