Ellesmere Port man jailed for burglary Date published: 28th March 2017 5.03pm

A burglar who was caught red handed has been jailed for almost 3 years.

Aiden Jukes, formerly of Northern Rise, Ellesmere Port, was handed a 32 month prison sentence following a hearing at Chester Crown Court on 22 March. He was also given a Criminal Behaviour Order to run for 5 years.

The 37-year-old was caught in the act by police officers at the start of the year.

On 11 January shortly after 4am police were called to reports of suspicious activity in a property on Green Lane in Ellesmere Port. The owners were away at the time.

Upon arrival, Jukes was found inside the property before attempting to flee the scene.

He was subsequently arrested and later charged in connection with the incident. He was remanded before his first court hearing on 12 January. He then pleaded guilty at a further hearing before the case was adjourned for sentencing on 22 March.

PC Graeme Morrison said: “The sentencing and Criminal Behaviour Order Jukes was handed by the judge, demonstrates the focus police are placing on individuals who are intent on causing the most harm in our communities.

“Jukes had no regards for the victims when he entered their home and attempted to steal from them. This type of crime can have a significant impact on victims as it targets them in the one place they should feel safest – their own home.

“I sincerely hope that his time in prison will allow Jukes to reflect upon his actions – and the potential consequences of them. The granting of the Criminal Behaviour Order will help to put an end to the nuisance that Jukes has caused within Ellesmere Port.

“I hope this conviction sends out a clear message - that burglary will not be tolerated in Ellesmere Port and we will bring those intent on causing misery in our communities to justice.”

The granting of the Criminal Behaviour Order means that, on his release from prison, Jukes will be subject to a series of stringent conditions. He will also be obliged to engage with Drug and Alcohol Services, and engage in a program as directed by the supervising officer of that service.