Police welcome sentencing of Sidmouth man for aggravated burglary
PUBLISHED: 15:23 10 February 2017 | UPDATED: 15:23 10 February 2017
Police say the offences are ‘extremely rare’ in Devon and Cornwall
Detectives have welcomed the sentencing of a Sidmouth man and two others for a string of offences in Seaton last June.
Howard Dwyer, 28, of Malvern Road, received a five-and-a-half-year sentence for aggravated burglary after appearing at Exeter Crown Court.
Jamie Channing, 28, of Prince Charles Close in Launceston, was sentenced to 13 years for grievous bodily harm, possession of a BB gun with intent to cause fear of violence and aggravated burglary.
Troy Coaker, 25, of Harbour Road in Seaton, has been sentenced to 18 months for actual bodily harm.
Detective Inspector Dean Bassett, the senior investigating officer, said: “The jury have returned a large number of guilty verdicts for a string of incidents in Seaton during June 2016.
“The jury were unanimous in finding Channing guilty of wounding and the associated possession of firearms offence.
“The group were also convicted of an aggravated burglary which occurred later that same day (Friday, June 24, 2016) and a number of other assault and theft related offences.
“The case was extremely complex and protracted. I would like to thank the hard work of officers, DC Perry and DC Burnell, whose work from the time of the incident being reported through to the conviction has been exemplary.
“We would like to reassure the public that this was an extremely rare incident and Devon and Cornwall remains a safe place to live.”
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