Convicted burglar has prison sentence increased

A convicted burglar has had his sentence increased following an appeal by Essex Police.

James Zammutt-Cook was jailed for two years and five months in December last year after pleading guilty to three counts of burglary.

Following an appeal at the Royal Courts of Justice on Wednesday, March 29, 2018, the 26-year-old of no fixed address has had his prison sentence increased to three years and nine months.

Zammutt-Cook was arrested in October 28, 2017 following a burglary at a property in Broad Road, Wickham St Paul.

The victim had been woken by the sound of someone in his home and was confronted by a man who then made off.

Zammutt-Cook was originally sentenced at Chelmsford Crown Court on December 8. A further 28 offences for which Zammutt-Cook was interviewed and made admissions to were taken into consideration.

Det Insp Rob Kirby from Braintree CID said: “James Zammutt-Cook is a prolific offender who burgled to fund a drug habit.

“The increase in Zammutt-Cook’s prison sentence is a fitting reflection of the serious and invasive nature of the crimes he committed.”

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