Campaign of Harrassment Lands Man in Jail
Burglar caught red-handed by Putney residents
Michael Patrick Ryan, 43, unemployed, of Musgrave Court, Battersea Bridge Court, appeared at Kingston Crown Court on Friday 6 October 2006, and was sentenced to three-and-a-half years’ imprisonment for burglary, possession of controlled drugs, damaging property, putting people in fear of violence.
He appeared at South Western Magistrates’ Court on 15 August 2006 and pleaded guilty to all offences.
On Thursday, 15 June 2006, Michael Ryan used threatening and abusive language against a 46-year-old woman outside her home in Cortis Road, Putney, SW15 and also threatened her over the telephone. He was charged with criminal damage of the address in Cortis Road, when on 20 July 2006, he smashed her patio window by throwing two flowerpots at it.
On 25 February 2006 police were called to a report of a burglary at an address on Putney Park Lane, where the men who lived in the house had come back from a shopping trip to find Michael Ryan.
They detained him until police arrived; the officers searched him and found possessions stolen from the address and a bag of cannabis. They arrested him on suspicion of burglary and possession of cannabis.
Superintendent Clive Sutton said: “I want to thank the officers involved in putting together good evidence to help bring Michael Ryan to court. I appeal for any victim of harassment to come forward to police or respective support services who can take action against those responsible and offer you professional help in putting your life back on track.”
October 13, 2006