The jail term was handed down at Shrewsbury Crown Court after all three defendants entered guilty pleas to conspiracy to burgle


Jordan Hickman, aged 26, of Bembridge, Oakengates, was sentenced to four years and ten months in prison. Thomas Shipton, aged 27, of Gloucester Avenue and Wayne Hutchinson, aged 31, of Corfield Crescent, Oakengates, were both given three years and nine months in jail.

The three were arrested following the spate of offences between 3 December 2019 and 6 January 2020. The group were investigated for committing 27 burglaries at high street shops across Telford, Shropshire and Wales, the majority of which were charity shops.

Detective Steve Miller said: “The proactive CID team worked extremely hard to find the individuals responsible for these burglaries and I am really pleased to see them sentenced to time in prison.

“Experiencing a burglary is traumatic for any victim or business but the impact this can have on a charity is felt by not only the organisation but the community as well. These men stole from arguably the people who need it most and I am glad to see they will be serving significant custodial sentences.”