Burglar from Washington jailed

A man has been sentenced to 40 months in prison after pleading guilty to a burglary in Washington.

David Hill, 37, of Stoneycroft, Albany appeared at Newcastle Crown Court this morning after his arrested on May 16. A number of offences in the area were taken into consideration.

Being broken into is hugely distressing and we're pleased this man will now face the consequences of the crimes he has committed. We will continue to tackle burglaries across Washington and take proactive action against burglars to make sure they are put before the courts and face the consequences of their actions.

– Paul Stewart, Neighbourhood Inspector