Three men have been jailed by a judge after family homes in Mirfield and Huddersfield were attacked during the night and valuable vehicles driven away.

Jason Innes, 25, and co-defendant John Fletcher, 26, were both involved in targeted raids at the two houses on consecutive nights August while a third defendant 26-year-old Jamie Scott, 26, was recruited to act as a driver during the second break-in.

Innes, of Bierley, Bradford, was jailed for three years and four months after Judge David Hatton QC heard that his previous convictions for house break-ins meant he was classed as a “third strike burglar”.

Fletcher, of Bradford, was jailed for a total of 31 months while Scott, of Leeds, was sent to prison for 22 months.

John Fletcher: 31 months
 

Bradford Crown Court heard that during the first break-in at a property in Lydgate Road, Shepley, the intruders entered the house while the family were asleep and stole keys to a Mercedes and a Land Rover which were parked outside.

Prosecutor Michael Jowett said the burglars used a key fob to open the electronic gates at the property before driving off in the two vehicles.

The following night all three defendants were involved in a second burglary at a house in Flash Lane, Mirfield.

Again the family were asleep when the intruders stole property including the keys to a VW Golf and a Seat Ibiza which were driven away.

Mr Jowett said the police inquiry involved the checking of CCTV footage which showed the stolen vehicles being driven in convoy with a van which was linked to Fletcher’s partner.

The stolen Mercedes had been fitted with a tracker device and it was found parked in Bradford near to the home address of Innes.

Mr Jowett said the other three stolen vehicles had not been recovered.

The trio all admitted offence of burglary and stealing motor vehicles and Judge Hatton said the homes had clearly been targeted and cars of considerable value had been stolen during both incidents.

“In all three of your cases it is clear that only a sentence of imprisonment can be appropriate,” said the judge.

Jamie Scott: 22 months