Man jailed after his DNA is found on hat left at burgled house in Arnold

 Man jailed after his DNA is found on hat left at burgled house in Arnold

A man who forced his way into a property in Arnold and assaulted the occupants has been jailed.

Leo Commons, of Collyer Road, Calverton had been part of a group that took more than £250 from the victims as well as an iPhone before fleeing the scene.

Officers were called to the incident at around 1am on 23 February 2020 to the report that two people had been assaulted as part of burglary in Rolleston Drive.

Rolleston Drive
PICTURED: Rolleston Drive in Arnold (IMAGE: Google)

When one of the occupants was assaulted, they pulled a hat from one of the offenders, DNA taken from the hat was found to match that of Commons, who was subsequently arrested in connection with the incident.

He was sentenced to three years in prison yesterday (May 1, 2020) at Nottingham Crown Court.

He was also sentenced to eight months in prison for actual bodily harm to run concurrently.

Detective Sergeant Jamie Moore, of Nottinghamshire Police, said: “Burglary can be a terrifying experience for victims and we investigate all reports thoroughly.

“Our officers worked incredibly hard to identify Commons and I am pleased with today’s result.

“I’d like to congratulate the team for their hard work and tenacity to locate Commons and bring him to justice.”

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