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CORRECTED Man sentenced for two burglaries and dangerous driving

A man who committed burglaries at EE phone stores in Kidderminster and Lincolnshire was sentenced to a total of 4 years and 9 months in prison on Monday 24 June 2019, after pleading guilty to both offences at Hereford Crown Court. He was also found guilty of dangerous driving/driving with excess drugs.

At around 4am on Saturday, 17 June 2017, Leon Cobley burgled the EE store in Vicar Street, Kidderminster stealing £30,000 worth of mobile phones. Cobley was arrested for this offence on the 24 July 2017 and was bailed pending for further enquiries.

He was also arrested in the early hours of 1 August 2018 for dangerous driving and driving with excess drugs when he failed to stop for police.

On 7 September 2018 Cobley burgled another commercial property, this time on the High Street in Stamford, Lincolnshire where he stole mobile phones to the value of £23,260.

Leon Cobley, 47, of Oak Close in Rednal, Birmingham was sentenced following guilty pleas to two counts of burglary, dangerous driving and *driving under the influence of drugs, receiving a total prison sentence of 4 years and 9 months as well as being disqualified from driving for 31 months and 3 weeks.


Issued by AG, Communications Officer, Wednesday 26 June 2019

*Corrected at 12.30pm 26 June 2019

Published 26/06/19