Prolific burglar sent back to jail

A PROLIFIC burglar has been sent back to prison after he was found to have reoffended within a month of being released.

31-year-old Jason Potter appeared at Gloucester Crown Court last Tuesday (March 29) where he was sentenced to three years and four months for three burglaries.

Potter has a long history of burglary offences and was released from prison on September 15 last year (2021) only to be arrested just over a month later on October 28. 

Within this time frame police believe that he was responsible for 14 burglaries and he was subsequently charged with six counts of burglary.

He was remanded in custody before later pleading guilty to three dwelling burglaries

The burglaries committed by Potter saw him steal a number of items including war medals, jewellery and pottery.

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The investigation was led by the Cheltenham Neighbourhood Policing Team and PC Brock said: “We were committed to bringing Potter to justice and seeing him convicted and sentenced so that the public would have some respite from his offending.

“I would like to thank all of his victims for their patience and resilience during this investigation and hope that this sentence will bring some closure for these terrible crimes.”

Police have provided the public with a picture of Potter so they are aware of him and his offending behaviour

Anyone with information on burglaries taking place within their area is asked to report this to police by using the following online form:

Alternatively you can speak to Crimestoppers anonymously by calling 0800 555 111 or online at

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