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Barnsley man jailed after drugs bust

Thursday May 19 2016


Billy Metcalfe Billy Metcalfe


A BARNSLEY man has been jailed after police discovered a massive drugs haul - and a stolen pet tortoise - in his flat.

Billy Metcalfe, along with associate Matthew Wiggett, was caught with stolen property at the flat in Wath - including the pet tortoise - as well as almost £35,000 worth of cocaine, £16,000 worth of cannabis and £5,000 of amphetamines.

While out on bail over the discoveries at the flat, Metcalfe took part in a series of targeted burglaries in Swinton. 

The court heard how he hit one of his victim’s in the head with an axe in one instance, and used a chainsaw to break down doors in another.

Metcalfe, 33 and of Illsey Road, Barnsley, was jailed for 10 years at Sheffield Crown Court.

Wiggett, 32, was given four years and eight months in prison.

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Reply Posted by aldrich the devourer of gods on Thursday May 19 2016 at 21:50
Why would steal a tortoise the idiot deserves to get caught if hes going to commit low level crime while being involved in something as serious as that. Deserves everything he got.

Reply Posted by Wembley twice on Friday May 20 2016 at 11:55
Always been an idiot told billy

Reply Posted by bumdog on Friday May 20 2016 at 13:31
They mite giv him a wash in the nick the little skiprat pursesnatchin scum

Reply Posted by Super reds on Friday May 20 2016 at 14:11
Has the tortoise been taken back to owner

Reply Posted by aldrich devourer of gods on Friday May 20 2016 at 20:09
Yes it has theres full story of this on the internet he was well apparently

Reply Posted by Kirsty on Friday May 20 2016 at 20:26
Hi can you please send me pics and details of the tortoise found. Mine was stolen from Armthorpe Doncaster 4 weeks ago. Thanks

Reply Posted by aldrich the devourer of gods on Friday May 20 2016 at 20:58
The tortoise was stolen in October last year coincidently in doncaster but think it was in the marr area if you put his name in browser along with stolen tortoise it will come up with the full story.

Reply Posted by albert on Sunday May 22 2016 at 16:58
how stupid park car you stolen outside your home tool should get 10 years for been so thick drug dealing scum bag

Reply Posted by wiggy ov hull on Tuesday September 13 2016 at 23:46
I was in jail a few years ago with him I only thought he shopped lifting.. but reading that he should of got longer proper bad man