A 23-YEAR-OLD man who was involved in ransacking the home of an Ellesmere woman has been jailed for 16 months.
Adam Jones had been drinking and was with two friends when they attacked the house in Church Street last year.
Last Tuesday (March 12), Shrewsbury Crown Court heard that the trio had forced their way in by kicking open a door and trashing rooms at the house causing £400 damage.
Passing sentence Judge Robin Onions told Jones he was immature and had been involved in a ‘cowardly’ act.
“You had no right to be in these premises and it is said you do not like the victim, but you are unable to explain why,” he said.
Judge Onions said Jones had had too much to drink and attacked the home of a single woman.
“It was an attack against a vulnerable victim,” he said.
Jones, of Cherry Drive, Ellesmere, had admitted burglary with intent to cause criminal damage.
Kevin Jones, prosecuting, said the victim, who lives alone, had left her address on July 24 and returned the next morning to discover the damage.
He said a couple of days later the victim discovered an iPhone lead which she was later told by a friend had belonged to one of the three men.
“The significance was that one of the three had lost an iPhone lead and that information was given to the police,” he said.
When the victim’s friend was interviewed he revealed text messages confirming Jones had been involved in the burglary.
Mrs Debra White, for Jones, said her client had believed he had been receiving threats from the woman.
She said Jones was under the influence of alcohol when he decided to go to the address his two friends went with him.