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Sentences slashed for two burglars from York

Sentences slashed for two burglars from York

2:37pm 7th October 2009

Two brothers from York, who were jailed for ten years for a spate of burglaries, have had their sentences slashed at the Court of Appeal.
 
James and Andrew Williams were imprisoned in April after pleading guilty to six burglaries and taking valuables worth upto £100,000.

The pair, aged 45 and 48, both from Skelton, targeted the homes of retired people striking when they were sure they were away on holiday.

Barrister Richard Barradell argued today that the judge had punished them too severely by not allowing them a larger reduction for pleading guilty.
 
Their sentences have now been cut to nine years each.

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