21 year-old jailed after crime spree in Salisbury

21 year-old jailed after crime spree in Salisbury

Published by Jack Deery at 2:55pm 4th February 2020. (Updated at 2:58pm 4th February 2020)

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Josh Chamberlain, formerly of Tollgate Road in Salisbury, was charged with 19 offences.

He has been jailed for four years after he pleaded guilty to a long list of charges. 

These were: 

  • Six counts of burglary
  • Three counts of driving while disqualified 
  • Two counts of taking a motor vehicle without consent
  • Possession of a class B drug
  • Attempted burglary
  • Two counts of aggravated vehicle taking
  • Two counts of driving with no insurance
  • Two counts of failing to provide a specimen of breath for analysis

He was also ordered to pay a victim surcharge of £170

SERIAL OFFENDER

In just one night on the 31st August 2019, Chamberlain was chased out of a house in Castle Road and then got into a vehicle.

Officers tried to stop the car and, after a short pursuit, he lost control and crashed. 

During the chase, police were called about another burglary in Castle Road 20 minutes earlier, it also turned out that the 21 year-old had stolen the vehicle from a driveway in Fairfield Road earlier that evening. 

SALISBURY IS NOW SAFER

Police now believe that the city is now better off with Chamberlain behind bars. 

Det Con Mark Welch said: 

"Chamberlain pleaded guilty to a series of serious offences in the city and I am pleased the judge saw fit to impose a custodial sentence. 

Burglary in particular can be really upsetting and distressing for victims who should feel safe within their own homes - Chamberlain's actions have left a number of people no doubt feeling extremely upset and this behaviour will simply not be tolerated.

Even when he was spotted driving a stolen vehicle, he attempted to evade police and led officers on a chase through the city before rolling the vehicle - it is really lucky that nobody was injured as a result of his mindless actions.

Chamberlain is a prolific offender and I believe the streets of Salisbury are far safer now he is in prison."

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