11:31AM, Thursday 20 September 2012
A prolific criminal has been jailed for 18 months for a string of offences, including the theft of a couple's wedding plans, which were committed across the South-east.
Paul Kenny, from Albert Street in Maidenhead, was sentenced at Aylesbury Crown Court on Friday for handling a stolen vehicle during a burglary in Essex in February.
The 47-year-old was also guilty of handling stolen property, theft from vehicles in Little Missenden, Cookham and five counts of driving off without paying for fuel at petrol stations in Marlow and Beaconsfield.
Kenny was also convicted on five counts of driving without a licence and insurance. He was banned from driving for two-and-a-half years.
He had further offences taken into consideration relating to two thefts from vehicles in Marlow, one from Ascot and making off without payment in Maidenhead and Surrey.
Investigating officer PC Elliot Thomas said: "This was a long and complicated investigation and has resulted in a lengthy custodial sentence.
"We were also able to recover numerous items of stolen property and return these to their rightful owners."
He added: "These included several specialist items of canoe and rowing equipment, a new Amazon Kindle and laptop computers that had numerous photos and wedding plans for a couple who were due to get married in the coming months."
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Police raided addresses in Lillibrooke Crescent, Cox Green, and in Crown Lane, Farnham Royal, at about 7.15am.