Stafford burglar jailed for five years

By Jamie Brassington | Stafford | Crime | Published:

A Stafford burglar who woke an elderly woman as he stole her TV and mobile has been jailed for five years.

Joseph Wardop

Joseph Wardrop, aged 21, burgled the property in the Marston Road area of Stafford on 28 March 28.

The occupant, in her 80s, was woken just before 3am by a torch in her room and screamed 'what are you doing?' at Wardop.

Wardop, who lives in nearby Marston Road, pleaded guilty to the offence.

He has also been sentenced for possession with intent to supply heroin and cocaine in Stafford, alongside another man, 21-year-old Luke Matthews, of Reva Road, Stafford.

Sergeant Tom Fotherby, of Stafford Neighbourhood Policing Team, said: “This was a frightening experience for the victim to wake while Wardrop was in her flat in the early hours of the morning.

“We’re also working hard to crack down on dealers who think they can bring heroin and cocaine into Stafford and these sentences are the latest in a number of successful convictions the team has delivered.”

Jamie Brassington

By Jamie Brassington
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