FOUR men were due to be sentenced for a string of burglaries across Berkshire but only one was jailed due to several issues.

Brian Seagrove, Jason Seagrove, Kevin Bodman, and Daniel Vellenoweth, were all due to be sentenced at Reading Crown Court on Monday (October 16) following an investigation by Thames Valley Police.

The investigation took place between January and June 2020 and focused on burglaries where the prime intention was to steal motor vehicles.

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These four defendants were arrested at different stages and were due to be sentenced this week for several offences.

However, only Brian Seagrove, 44, of Granville Avenue, Slough was jailed due to issues arising with the other three men, including one failing to show up in court and a disagreement about the categorisation of the crimes.

On Tuesday (October 17), after the case was opened the day before, the court heard that Seagrove was charged with two burglaries.

The first happened on April 20, 2020, in Mansel Close, Slough. The victims noticed the window to the home was open and someone had ‘rummaged around the room’.

They discovered an Xbox One and two Ted Baker handbags had been stolen as well as a Vauxhall Mokka vehicle. The victim was nine months pregnant at the time of the offence.

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The second incident occurred almost a year later at 5.30am at a Martin’s Newsagents in Slough.

A window was smashed and over £3,500 of cigarettes were stolen. There was also £1,768 worth of damage to the store.

Seagrove stated he had a ‘subordinate role’ in the burglaries and was ‘only the driver’.

Sentencing Seagrove, Judge Hassan Khan accepted that the offences are a year apart and ‘distinct’ as part of his mitigation as well as accepting he was receiving help for his drug consumption.

He was jailed for 50 months after receiving a 40-month and 10-month jail sentence concurrently.

Seagrove, who appeared over video link from prison, could be heard shouting to his defence barrister: “What’s going on with that sentence, you said two years.”

His brother, Seagrove, 45, of no fixed abode, was also due to be sentenced alongside Kevin Bodman, 42, of no fixed abode.

However, there were some changes in which categorization their crimes fell into which in turn changed the starting point and range for imprisonment time.

Judge Khan suggested an adjournment for the sentencing so more time could be spent on specifying which category the crimes fell into.

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Daniel Vellenoweth, 39, Thackeray Close, Isleworth, was also due to be sentenced but failed to show up to court both days.

A bench warrant has been issued and a new date for sentencing for the trio is yet to be set.