Burglar targeted 19 homes across Hull in crime spree
A BURGLAR who went on a crime spree targeting 19 homes across the city has been locked up for two years.
Jamie Lee Stanley, 18, was sentenced last October after admitting seven burglaries under Humberside Police's Operation Cleanslate.
However, new DNA evidence linked him to another high-value burglary and Stanley, of no fixed address, has now admitted that crime and another 11 burglaries across east and west Hull.
His DNA was found in a house in Tynedale, east Hull, and a DNA match on the national police database linked it to Stanley.
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He stole more than £5,000 of property from the house last August, while the occupants were on holiday and made 30 trips to remove every valuable item from the house.
When the police visited him in prison and charged him, Stanley agreed to go out with officers and while they drove him around the area, he admitted a further 11 burglaries dating back to 2009.
At least six of the burglaries were committed in August last year over two weeks.
The high-value burglary was committed while Stanley was on bail for other burglaries.
His barrister Paul Norton said: "Sadly, he had been such a prolific burglar, he probably could not remember every offence he has committed until they were directly put to him.
"He really does want to wipe the slate clean now and lead a different life when he is released."
Under Operation Cleanslate, offenders are given the chance to admit to all their offences and receive a lesser sentence than would otherwise have been imposed.
If they fail to admit to offences then they will be recharged with them at a later date and face a longer prison sentence.
Stanley was sentenced to a two- year detention and training order last October and has now been sentenced to two years in a Young Offenders Institute and will serve a longer sentence.
Judge Simon Jack criticised Stanley for failing to admit to the other crimes.
He told him: "I have to deal with you for a house burglary, which was committed while you were on bail for another burglary.
"I have already dealt with you last year for burglaries and, at the time, my understanding was that you had taken advantage of Operation Cleanslate and sought to admit all the offences for which you had been responsible. It now transpires that was not the case.
"It may well be you may have forgotten some of your previous offending going back to 2009 but it is noticeable that one of the offences was committed within a matter of days of the burglary I sentenced you for last time."
The judge said he was not convinced Stanley had forgotten about that crime.
He said: "This new burglary is very serious. The occupants were away on holiday and you went right through their house and took everything of value. That makes it the most serious burglary, so far as I can tell, that you have been responsible for. I simply do not accept that you forgot about the most serious and high value burglary.
"I can only conclude you made a calculated decision to try to get away with the most serious burglary.
"That is not the purpose of Operation Cleanslate. The purpose is to clear the slate. That is the basis I sentenced you on last time and it was a false basis because you were not being honest with the court. I will pass a new sentence and your time in custody will be extended somewhat.
"You have now shown some signs of wanting to change. I hope that is genuine."
Last year, Stanley admitted to two burglaries and asked for a further five to be taken into consideration.
At Hull Crown Court, he has now pleaded guilty to another burglary and asked for a further 11 to be taken into consideration under Operation Cleanslate.