18 year old sentenced after Salisbury crime spree

18 year old sentenced after Salisbury crime spree

Published by Jack Deery at 10:54am 15th October 2019. (Updated at 11:05am 15th October 2019)

Josh Waters, of Irving Road, Southampton, appeared for sentencing at Southampton Crown Court last week.

The 18 year old has been sentenced to three and a half years in a young offenders institute after pleading guilty to a number of theft and burglary offences in Salisbury.

The offences all took place in Nadder Terrace, Lower Road and Bouverie Avenue in the early hours of the 19th July 2019.

Police received a number of calls about separate incidents so officers, including dog units, were dispatched to find him.

A dog handler successfully found items of clothing and a knife, before Police Dog Elvis located Waters hiding in a back garden in Bouverie Close.

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PD Elvis helped police find Waters

He pleaded guilty to: 

  • Theft
  • Two counts of burglary
  • Taking a vehicle without consent
  • Driving without insurance
  • Driving otherwise than in accordance with a licence
  • Possession of a knife in a public place.

Det Con Mark Welch, from Wiltshire Police's Community Tasking Team, said:

"This was a fantastic piece of police work, where we were called out to crimes in progress and were able to successfully track and arrest the suspect.

Once he was in custody, we then had further calls from members of the public who had woken up and realised they had been targeted during the night and we were able to link Waters to those offences as well."

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