Man jailed for burgling Broughton car garage

A man has been found guilty and sentenced to over two years in jail for stealing two vehicles and more than 20 ignition keys from a car garage in Broughton.

Jamie Gaskell, 26, was sentenced to 28 months in prison last week after he admitted burglary when his fingerprints were found inside one of the stolen vehicles, News North Wales reported. The raid, which took place in August 2013, meant that Broughton Car Sales had to replace all of the ignition keys for the cars that it had for sale, costing it £4,500 and causing the company great inconvenience.

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Following an investigation after Mr Gaskell’s fingerprints were found in the stolen VW Bora, police also discovered amphetamine in his home along with text messages on his phone which incriminated him in the intent to supply it. At Mold Crown Court, he admitted the burglary and being responsible for taking one of the stolen cars, and possessing amphetamine with intent to supply.

Judge Niclas Parry revealed to the court during the hearing that he had previously given Mr Gaskell a suspended sentence for a similar drug offence. During that suspended sentence Mr Gaskell repeated his supplying of amphetamine and then, in a bid to find money for his newborn baby, committed the burglary. He has been jailed for 28 months.