A man from Oldham who travelled to Cheshire and broke into a restaurant in Northwich has been jailed.
Martin Craddock appeared at Chester Magistrates’ Court on Thursday 26 January where he pleaded guilty to one count of burglary other than a dwelling.
The 49-year-old, of Godson Street, Oldham, was sentenced to 40 weeks in prison and ordered to pay £500 compensation.
The court heard how Craddock stole a quantity of wine during a burglary at Jathra restaurant on Manchester Road, in the early hours of Monday 10 October 2021.
He was identified as a suspect following a DNA hit from blood found at the scene, along with telecoms date which placed him at the scene of the crime.
Following the sentencing, Detective Constable Claire Heatley, of Northwich Proactive Policing Team, said:
“I welcome the swift conclusion of this case and I hope that it provides reassurance to local businesses and residents.
“Craddock came to Cheshire that night thinking that it was an easy target, but as this result demonstrates this is not the case.
“We are committed to doing all we can to make Cheshire a hostile environment for criminals and will do everything we can to identify those responsible for crime in our county and ensure they are held accountable for their actions.”