Antiques burglar is facing a jail term

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A PROLIFIC antiques burglar is today facing eight years and eight months in jail after police curtailed his life on the run.

Michael Edward Kenny, 50, from London, who was already facing eight years imprisonment, was today given an additional eight months by Judge Stephen Ashurst at York Crown Court.

Kenny has been on the run from police since November 2007 when he failed to turn up for his trial on 13 November 2007.

He was found guilty in his absence of six high-value burglaries following the theft of antiques, paintings and jewellery worth thousands of pounds from six houses in the Malton, Great Broughton and York areas.

He was sentenced to eight years in jail on 15 November 2007.

A warrant for his arrest was issued by the court on 13 November 2007 and extensive police enquiries followed.

Despite living under false names, police tracked Kenny down to Luton in Bedfordshire where he was arrested on 6 May.

Assistant chief constable Tim Madgwick, said: “Today’s outcome is the result of a determined and tenacious team of police officers and staff and I am extremely pleased that we have finally been able to bring Kenny to justice.

“His sentence reflects the seriousness of his crimes.”