Two men have been jailed for a total of nearly 14 years for a targeted incident of aggravated burglary in Leiston. 20 year old Callum Hart of Heath View in Leiston and 28 year old Andrew Fraser of Snape Road in Saxmundham – have both been sentenced at Ipswich Crown Court, after pleading guilty to aggravated burglary at earlier hearings. It follows an incident in Leiston last July 2019, when the two offenders, carrying knives, forced their way into a flat on the High Street demanding cash. One of the residents, a man in his 40s, was injured by Fraser, by sustaining a six inch cut to his left arm and shoulder. Damage was also caused to the kitchen cupboard and bedroom door and other items of property including ornaments and jewellery were also damaged.
Both Hart and Fraser were arrested later the same day and taken to Great Yarmouth Police Investigation Centre for questioning and subsequently charged. Hart received a custodial sentence of four years, eight months to be served in a young offenders institute, while Fraser was jailed for nine years.