Men jailed after Sutton-in-Ashfield burglary death

Michael and Shawn Thorley
Image caption The men were captured two days after the burglary

Two men who carried out an aggravated burglary in Nottinghamshire in which a third man died have been jailed for seven years each.

Shawn Thorley, 23, and Michael Thorley, 32, both from Sutton-in-Ashfield, were found guilty on Tuesday after a trial at Nottingham Crown Court.

The two men raided a flat in Sutton-in-Ashfield on 14 January with Dean Lloyd, 28, who was stabbed and later died.

A 23-year-old man arrested after the death was released without charge.

Shawn Thorley, of Mapplewells Crescent, and Michael Thorley, of Elderfield Drive, who had both denied aggravated burglary, were arrested two days later.

The court heard the three men had entered the property and, during a struggle, Mr Lloyd, of Market Street, Huthwaite, received a fatal stab wound.

Police said all decisions on the case were taken in full consultation with the Crown Prosecution Service.

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