Jail for Parkgate burglar who crashed stolen car

By David Parker | 22/10/2019

Jail for Parkgate burglar who crashed stolen car
Kori Havenhand

A BURGLAR who injured a woman after crashing a stolen car into her vehicle during a high-speed police pursuit has been jailed.

Kori Havenhand (20) targeted a house on Goosebutt Street, Parkgate, on August 9 and stole items worth £4,250, including a Toyota Aygo.

After fleeing the scene in the car, Havenhand crashed into a stationary vehicle before being arrested and testing positive for cannabis.

He was jailed for three years on October 14 at Sheffield Crown Court and disqualified from driving for four-and-a-half years.

Prosecutor Ms Stephanie Hollis said the dad of the woman who lived at the Parkgate address had discovered the burglary when he checked on the house.

He found the back door of the house propped up against an outside wall and noticed the TV was missing.

Havenhand, of Howard Street, Dinnington, was spotted speeding in the stolen vehicle by police on Doncaster Road shortly after midnight.

He was seen driving at more than 60mph on residential roads with a 30mph speed limit.

The court was shown CCTV footage of Havenhand speeding, driving on the wrong side of the road and jumping red lights for around six minutes in wet conditions.

Ms Hollis said the police chase ended when Havenhand crashed into a BMW, which had been waiting at the side of the road.

The woman who had been sat inside the car said in a statement that she suffered injuries to her arm and stomach and had to take time off from her job as a bus driver. Her £7,000 car was written off.

Havenhand was arrested and tested positive for cannabis.

He pleaded guilty to burglary, theft of a vehicle and dangerous driving at a previous hearing at Sheffield Crown Court.

Ms Hollis said the burglary victim had felt threatened after the incident and had since moved out of the house.

“She was angry that her safe space had been invaded,” she said.

Mitigating, Mr Dermot Hughes said: “It’s plainly serious offending from start to finish and he acknowledges that.

“In his pre-sentence report he appears to express genuine remorse and regret.”

Sentencing, Judge Peter Kelson said Havenhand had driven the stolen vehicle in an “extremely dangerous manner”.

“This is a very serious dwelling house burglary with very serious consequences for the victim followed by dangerous driving with very serious consequences for that victim,” he said.


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