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Court orders gang members who burgled 102 homes - including properties in Suffolk and Norfolk - to pay just £1 each

Ipswich Crown Court ANL-140617-141524001
Ipswich Crown Court ANL-140617-141524001

Three members of a gang responsible for more than 100 burglaries across six counties have today been ordered to hand over just £1 each.

Specialist financial investigators have failed to identify any assets or cash belonging to the men who helped raid homes across Suffolk, Cambridgeshire, Essex, Hertfordshire, Kent, and Norfolk.

The burglaries, which included homes in Hengrave, Haughley Green and Barrow, netted the gang an estimated £970,000 worth of property.

Today at Ipswich Crown Court, where the five-strong gang were jailed in June, details of what the three had obtained from their crimes were detailed at a Proceeds of Crime Act hearing.

Robert Butler, 31, of Lilliput Road, Romford, gained £201,000; Kyle Shillingford, 27, of no fixed address, gained £115,527 and Joseph Mahon, 20, of Fanshawe Road, Cambridge, gained £30,669.

After being told none of the men had any available assets, Judge John Devaux ordered that each should pay a nominal £1.

Hearings for Luke Wall, 24, and his partner Teresa Connors, 21, both of Leicester Road, Tilbury, Essex, were adjourned to obtain further information.

In total the gang raided 102 homes, causing extensive damage and causing deliberate damage at some by blocking sinks and leaving taps turned on.

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