Man found in New Mills garden jailed

A man who was found in the garden of a New Mills property equipped with items for burglary has been jailed.

The owner of a property on Lantern View saw someone in their garden just after midnight on May 1, High Peak Magistrates’ Court heard.

Police were called and Robert Allcock was found at the property, prosecutor Jennifer Fitzgerald said.

He was searched and inside his Audi A4 vehicle bolt cutters, three pairs of gloves and a screwdriver were found.

Allcock, 41, of Ashton Road, Denton, pleaded not guilty to going equipped for burglary, using a vehicle without insurance and being found in enclosed premises for an unlawful purpose, and was convicted after trial.

Rachel Wilson, defending, said: “He still continues to deny this matter. He will continue through to appeal at the crown court in relation to his conviction.

“He is currently on job seekers allowance and has six children to support.”

Allcock was given 16 weeks in prison for the going equipped offence. No separate penalty was made for the other offences and there was no order for costs. A deprivation order for the car was also made. An application for bail pending appeal was refused.