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Chipping Norton man jailed for crime spree

A man from near Chipping Norton has been jailed for a crime spree against 20 different victims.

Raymond Starkings will serve just under four years for the offences, including five counts of burglary and four of fraud in Oxford.

The 29 year old, of Quarry Close in Enstone was sentenced this week after pleading guilty.

etective Chief Inspector Bruce Riddell, of the Investigation Hub in Oxford said: “This investigation was highly complex, involving cross border liaison as the offender lived outside of the Oxford Local Policing Area.

“Due to the sheer volume of evidence and investigative enquiries, it took investigating officers, PC Jamie Thornton and Detective Constable James Salt, considerable time and effort to bring Starkings to justice.

“Their hard work meant he changed his plea to guilty, preventing the 20 victims further distress of going through a trial.

“As part of Operation Bastion, officers are working hard to prevent and detect residential burglaries in Oxford.

“If you have been the victim of burglary, we would encourage you to report it to us, so we can investigate and prosecute offenders.

“Please contact us on 101, or information can be given to the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or via crimestoppers-uk.org.”

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