Burglar Glyn Brookes - one of Notts' 'most wanted' - back behind bars
ONE of the most wanted men in Notts - Glyn Brookes - is back behind bars today after the Post appealed for his arrest.
Brookes was captured just a month after his face featured on the front of the Post as one of six fugitives on the run in Notts.
He escaped the day after he was moved to North Sea Camp open prison, in Boston, Lincolnshire, four years into a 12-year sentence.
Find out who the other 'most wanted' are here
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A prolific burglar, with a 20-year record of committing house break-ins, Brookes was serving his time for burgling ten homes. He had asked for 388 offences to be taken into consideration, Nottingham Crown Court heard.
But after his move to the new prison, as part of his rehabilitation, the temptation to run away was too much.
He left the next morning, on July 5 this year, and soon began re-offending.
He burgled a house in Filey, North Yorkshire, in September, stealing jewellery and two laptops worth £6,000. Then, in October, he burgled two houses in Moor Road, Bestwood Village, taking two bottles of whisky, clothing and bedding.
After one of the burglaries in Moor Road, he dropped a list of phone numbers of his immediate family. Police began searching for him and found the bedding, clothing and stolen whisky in a shipping container in the grounds of a derelict house. Further inquiries led them to arrest Brookes, previously of Annesley Road, Hucknall, at the Queen's Medical Centre, in Nottingham.
At court, he admitted the three burglaries and asked for 19 other burglaries or attempted burglaries – six in Notts – to be taken into consideration.
Judge James Sampson told the 39-year-old he would serve an extra three-and-a-half years for the burglaries.
He received six months consecutive after he pleaded guilty to escaping from custody.
The sentences are consecutive to the remaining time he has to serve of his original sentence.
Judge Sampson said: "You have a very bad record for dwelling-house burglary...one of the worst I have seen."
Jim Metcalf, prosecuting, said the burgled home, in Moor Road belonged to an elderly women who was in hospital or a care home at the time.
Digby Johnson, in mitigation, said: "He has never had a major habit to feed or anything of that sort."