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Barnsley Burglar Jailed

Monday December 15 2014

A BARNSLEY man will spend Christmas behind bars after burgling an 83-year-old pensioner.

Ashley Oliver, 21, of Sherwood Street, was helped by 27-year-old Stephen Keady, of Edenhall Road, Arbourthorne.

The pair - who both pleaded guilty - were sentenced at Sheffield Crown Court earlier this month.

Keady was sentenced to three years for burglary and 18 months for assault and Oliver was jailed for two years.

The pair entered the home of an 83-year-old man and his son on Queen Mary Road on May 31 through a ground floor window.

They demanded money from the occupants and Keady then assaulted the elderly man’s son when he refused, punching him once to the chest.

The offenders left the property but said they would return for money.

Keady came back to the property on June 2 and threatened to smash the windows if he wasn’t given money.

He again left empty-handed and was arrested by officers later that day along with Oliver.

Detective Inspector Shafiq Rehman said: "This was a particularly traumatic incident for the victims, being subjected to threats and violence in their own home.

"I hope the fact the people who did this to them are off the streets and will be spending Christmas behind bars will offer them some closure."

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Reply Posted by bananas on Wednesday December 3 2014 at 11:19
a good beating then10 years min.

Reply Posted by bethTl on Wednesday December 3 2014 at 11:31
Omg, why on earth would anyone do this!! Thought he was strange at school.

Reply Posted by Mr C on Wednesday December 3 2014 at 12:26
I would have given them a lot longer the scumbags pure sick and evil individuals

Reply Posted by Jen on Wednesday December 3 2014 at 14:05
Tim- iv always said they should send the elderly to prison and criminals to nursing homes! Not all are bad but prisons get funded first! They just close homes down to save money!

Reply Posted by Tim on Wednesday December 3 2014 at 14:08
18 months ???? This is a disgrace, how long will it take the mental scares to heal on this poor 83 year old guy ?
It's obvious that Oliver has no respect for society community or anyone else. It's time courts grew some balls and handed out harsh punishment. I've spent many days in prisons (profesionaly) and I don't see hard done by criminals. Pool tables foot ball tables other games TV and DVD rooms heated rooms 3 meals a day laundry rooms nursing care staff if required it's a lit better life than most nursing homes

Reply Posted by Mr C on Wednesday December 3 2014 at 21:47
They deserve hanging the horrible disgusting excuses for human beings

Reply Posted by neil himmler on Friday December 5 2014 at 08:27
Bring back the rope,once you commit a crime like this you lose your human rights in my eyes

ipso Regulated