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Five men jailed for armed robbery at jewellers

Five men have today been sentenced to a total of 22 years and 8 months for their parts in an armed robbery at a Marlborough jewellers last September.

Men entered Deacon & Sons jewellers shortly before 9:45am on Tuesday September 17th last year and began smashing display cabinets and grabbing jewellery before jumping into a waiting car and speeding away.

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Christian Coulston was charged with robbery Credit: Wiltshire Police
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Leroy Green was charged with robbery Credit: Wiltshire Police
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Linton Summerfield was charged with robbery Credit: Wiltshire Police
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Marcus Cohen was charged with robbery Credit: Wiltshire Police
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Paul Gallimore was charged with robbery Credit: Wiltshire Police

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Jewellery gang given more than 22 years in jail

The gang struck Deacon & Sons jewellers in Marlborough last September Credit: ITV West

Five men have been sentenced to a total of nearly 23 years for their parts in an armed robbery at a Marlborough jewellers last September.The men entered Deacon & Sons jewellers and began smashing display cabinets and grabbing jewellery before jumping into a waiting car and speeding away.

Marcus Delroy Cohen, 33, Paul Gallimore, 33, and Linton Daren Summerfield, 20 were arrested and later charged with robbery, after the car they attempted to flee in, crashed on the A419 near the Great Western Hospital.

The two remaining men, Leroy Green, 35 and Cristian Coulston, 20, were also arrested and later charged with robbery in October and November last year. The gang was from Coventry.

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Towns like Marlborough boost house prices

Marlborough in Wiltshire stands out for its independent shops Credit: ITV News West Country

High streets populated with thriving independent businesses have added an average of £40,000 to nearby house prices over the last decade, according to a study by American Express.

It suggested that homeowners living close to a flourishing high street could see their property value outperform similar homes elsewhere by as much as £70,000 over the next 10 years.

The study identified five "high street hot spots" it described as good examples: Whitstable, Kent; Marlborough, Wiltshire; Hungerford, Berkshire; Totnes, Devon, and Yarm, North Yorkshire.

Mayor's chain stolen from Marlborough town hall

The chain is made from 18 Ct gold and semi-precious stones including sapphires. It is imprinted with the Marlborough crest Credit: Wiltshire Police

The Mayor of Marlborough's ceremonial chain has been stolen from the town hall. The chain, which was made in 1911 and has been worn by every mayor since then, was the only thing taken in the burglary which happened some time overnight.

The current mayor, Guy Loosmoore says:

“This is a sad day. Something of such enormous significance to the people of Marlborough has been taken. Whilst important, its monetary value is nothing compared to what it means to the history and dignity of local people".

Men due before magistrates charged with jewel raid

The shop in Marlborough High Street was broken into on Tuesday morning Credit: ITV News West Country

Three men are due before Chippenham magistrates, charged in connection with a raid on a jeweller's shop in Marlborough in Wiltshire.

It happened at Deacon & Sons in the High Street on Tuesday morning. Men smashed display cabinets and grabbed jewellery.

20-year-old Linton Summerfield and Marcus Cohen and Paul Gallimore, both 33, who are all from the Coventry area have been charged with robbery.

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