Burglar jailed after house break-ins

Matthew Taylor.
Matthew Taylor.
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Matthew Taylor, 27, of Alexandra Road, Morecambe, was sentenced at Preston Crown Court having previously been found guilty of two counts of dwelling burglary.

The first burglary took place between the night of Wednesday, June 5, and the morning of Thursday June 6 of this year when Matthew entered a property on The Shore, Bolton-le-Sands and stole electrical equipment and personal documents.

The second burglary took place on Wednesday, June 19 of this year when Matthew stole property from an address on Westbourne Road, Lancaster and again stole electrical equipment and personal documents.

PC Paul Donnelly of Lancaster CID said; “Matthew has broken into two properties within two weeks, causing both homeowners a lot of distress.

“Matthew has a history of committing burglaries over a number of years in the Lancaster area, and this has been reflected in the sentence he has received today.

“Therefore, it is important Lancaster’s residents know that Matthew is now off their streets.” The sentencing comes as Lancashire Constabulary has launched Operation Julius, targeting criminals and detecting burglaries across the county.

It will run throughout the autumn and winter and will see officers using a range of overt and covert tactics including visits to Lancashire’s top 30 burglary suspects, executing warrants and high-visibility police patrols.

Anyone with information or concerns about burglary can contact police on 101 or the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111. No personal details are taken, information is not traced or recorded and you will not go to court.