Two men were sentenced yesterday for burglary after breaking into a house in Fulwood and stealing “sentimental” jewellery from a family home.

Anthony Bramall, 54, of Earl Marshall Road and Stephen Grayson, 53, of Charter Row were found guilty of burglary at Sheffield Crown Court and were each sentenced to five years and eight months in prison.

On July 9th, the duo used a brick covered in a tea towel, to smash the window of a house on Carsick Hill Crescent, and stole £2,000 worth of jewellery.

Detective Sergant Jimmy Dyson said: “The pair were captured on CCTV at the property and after their images were circulated, they were recognised by Sheffield Central neighbourhood officers several days later.

“On arrest, Bramall was found to still be carrying the tea towel and equipment they’d used to break into the house. Jewellery stolen in the burglary was recovered later that day during searches at Grayson’s home.

“Burglary is an intrusive and upsetting crime and we are committed in Sheffield to ensuring people like these two end up before the courts. I hope the public are reassured that we are taking action to deal with those carrying out burglary in this city.”