Corby career criminal back behind bars after stinger stops him in his tracks

A Corby man who has been on the run for more than a week is back in prison after the long arm of the law caught up with him.

Thursday, 28th November 2019, 11:47 am
Updated Thursday, 28th November 2019, 7:39 pm
Stephen Hill

Stephen Hill was released from prison earlier this month after serving just a few months of a 32-month sentence for burglary. He had originally been imprisoned after being convicted of a burglary at the Beefeater in Corby - part of the bandit burglar spree that hit dozens of pubs and clubs in Corby and the surrounding villages last year.

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After being released from prison, he immediately breached the terms of his release and last week, officers appealed for help from the public to find him.

In the early house of this morning Hill, formerly of Gainsborough Road, was spotted by police officers on the A43 near Kettering and a stinger was used at 2am to stop his vehicle. It was the first time the stinger had been used since officers received new training on how to use the devices effectiveslyHill was returned to custody to serve a further period of time behind bars.

The prolific criminal has been committing crimes for a decade and has previous form for burglary, theft, assault and possession of offensive weapons.