Jack Dainty is released from prison

Jack Dainty is released from prison

Steve Scott

Jack Dainty is released from prison

Well-known offender Jack Dainty has been released from prison despite admitting handling stolen goods.

The 21-year-old, of Lent Green Lane in Burnham, was sentenced to eight months on Friday for handling stolen cigarettes on February 16 last year and possessing cannabis on June 8 last year.

But Dainty, who was already in prison on remand, walked free from Aylesbury Crown Court after being released due to time already served.

He will remain under an ASBO until March 2013 and was warned any breaches would result in him returning to prison.

Four other men admitted burglaries after £90,000 of cigarettes were stolen in 15 incidents between January 17 and March 25 last year.

Ex-Dorney resident Ashley Canavan, 22, now of Hillfield Road, Chalfont St Peter, was jailed for 21 months and Ryan Crocker, 21, from Dennis Way, Slough, was sentenced to 30 months.

Sam Walker, 21, of Pemberton Road, Slough, was sentenced to 32 months in prison and Tom Jacob, 21, of Wordsworth Road, Slough, was jailed for 27 months.

All five were banned from driving for 20 months after their release.

Detective Inspector Mark Lynch said: "The judge commented that defendants had acted as a gang and had specifically targeted small businesses already struggling in the current economic climate. To make matters worse many had been breaching existing bail conditions for similar type offences.

"I hope that this result sends out a strong message to the community that it is the small minority that choose to commit crime in the area and that we will do all that we can to bring those responsible for any criminal activity to justice."

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