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Burglar jailed for 8 years

Credit: HAMPSHIRE POLICE

A 58 year-old man from Chichester has been sentenced to 8 years in prison following an extensive investigation into a series of burglaries in Hampshire and West Sussex between October and December 2014. Items including high value jewellery and cash were taken from homes in Bognor Regis, Littlehampton, Chichester, Waterlooville, Fareham, and Portsmouth.

Albert Ian James of Mill Road Crescent, Donnington, Chichester, was found guilty by a jury at Portsmouth Crown Court on June 20th, and was sentenced at the same court today. The jury took four and a half hours to reach their unanimous verdict. The Judge described James' offences during sentencing as: "a campaign of highly professional burglaries".

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