Man jailed for almost six years for string of offences in north Cheshire Date published: 18th August 2016 2.36pm

A man has been jailed for nearly six years after he admitted to a string of offences in north Cheshire.

Shaun Creddy Price, 30, of Sutton Heath Road in St Helens was sentenced at Chester Crown Court on Friday, August 12. He had earlier pleaded guilty to charges of burglary, attempted robbery and racial abuse.

The court heard how Creddy broke into a house on Ash Priors in Widnes on Thursday, November 26 last year and ransacked the property, stealing thousands of pounds worth of jewellery.

On the same day, Price also attempted to break into a house on Rushy View in Newton-Le-Willows. Then on Tuesday, December 22, mobile phone footage taken at a car wash in Runcorn showed Price racially abusing a man who worked there.

Police received footage of the burglary and attempted robbery, which had been captured on CCTV and officers used it to appeal for the public’s help on Crimewatch in March this year, with Price identified numerous times by the public. A second television appeal followed, with a member of the public reporting his location to police, and he was arrested in Lancaster on Monday, July 4 where he was charged and remanded in custody.

In court on Friday, the judge sentenced Price to five years and eight months in prison.

Inspector Chris Adkins, of Widnes Local Policing Unit, said: “I am pleased with the sentence handed to Price. These are the types of offences that can have the biggest impact on victims, and it sends a clear message that people who break into homes are likely to end up in prison.

“I’d like to take this opportunity to thank the public who came forward to identify and locate Price, following our appeals on Crimewatch.”