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Man jailed for false imprisonment of an 76 year old

Benjamin Brightmore

Benjamin Brightmore, 33, has been jailed for three and a half years for false imprisonment of a 76-year-old woman.

In November 2022, the victim, an elderly female who lives alone in Fairwater, has gone to let her dog out into the garden during the night and an unknown man was in her garden and forced his way into her house.

He then assaulted her and then prevented her from leaving on three occasions using violence causing minor injuries.

The victim used quick thinking and went into the garage claiming to get cigarettes for the suspect, and then has managed to escape through the garage door and run to her neighbour’s address.

Brightmore, from Sheffield, was traced through CCTV, ANPR and forensics which led to his arrest and charge on 18 February 2023 and charged and remanded the following day.

On Wednesday 16 August, Brightmore pled guilty to the charge of False Imprisonment and received a 43-month custodial sentence.