AN Aughton man has been jailed for nine years for his part in a burglary.
Martin Neville, 23, of Main Street, was part of a group of three masked men who forced their way into a home in East Herringthorpe on 3rd April.
They brandished knives whilst the occupants were still in bed and threatened to use violence before stealing a number of electrical items.
Police later arrested the three offenders in Aughton and recovered the stolen property.
Neville pleased guilty to burglary, alongside Lee Bates, 22, of Hill Top Lane, Kimberworth who was jailed for eight years.
Lee Gedney, 28, of Herringthorpe Valley Lane, East Dene, pleaded guilty to aggravated burglary and was jailed for six years.
All three were sentenced at Sheffield Crown Court.
Detective Constable Stefano Gilardoni said: “I would like to thank the local community of East Herringthorpe in coming forward and assisting the police with our enquiries, enabling us to act swiftly and detain the three perpetrators of this crime within an hour of it being committed.”
“The prison sentences imposed by the crown court, reflect the violent nature of this crime and the public can be reassured that violent crime will not be tolerated.”