Organised crime group face substantial prison sentence

Hull/East Yorkshire: Five men plead guilty to a large number of burglaries and theft of cars in the area.

20 Oct 2016

Five men from an organised crime group linked to over 60 burglaries and car thefts in Hull and East Yorkshire villages pleaded guilty to various offences at Hull Crown Court yesterday (Wednesday 19 October 2016).

The details are as follows:

  • 25-year-old Lewis WINWRIGHT of Blackhope Close, Hull pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit a burglary dwelling with intent to steal.
  • 25-year-old Lance BRODERICK of Rhyl Close, Hull pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit a burglary dwelling with intent to steal.
  • 20-year-old Anthony John WAKELIN of Rhyl Close, Hull pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit a burglary dwelling with intent to steal.
  • 28-year-old Ricky COTTRELL of Rishworth Close, Hull pleaded guilty to one dwelling burglary and two counts of handling stolen goods.
  • 33-year-old Alan MAY of Calder Grove, Hull pleaded guilty to one dwelling burglary.

They are all due to be sentenced at Hull Crown Court on Monday 21 November 2016.

As part of the investigation into the groups activity detectives executed 12 Theft Act Warrants at addresses in the Bransholme area of Hull on Thursday 9 June 2016. These led to the arrest of Winwright, Broderick and Cottrell.

Wakelin was arrested on Friday 10 June and May was arrested following further enquiries on Monday 15 August.