Man jailed for Blyth burglary

05 Jan 2016 14:20 PM

David Hickson [View Full Size]

A man has been jailed for 20 months for a burglary in Blyth.

This latest conviction comes as officers continue to target burglars across Northumberland and North Tyneside.

David Hickson, 44, of Balfour Street, Blyth, burgled Blyth United Services Club on October 16, 2015.

He forced his way in and stole over £3,000 in cash from bandit machines.

Hickson appeared before Newcastle Crown Court on Wednesday, December 23, where he was sentenced.

Chief Inspector Jamie Pitt said: "We welcome the sentence handed down by the court and  I hope it will act as a reminder to other offenders that they too face spending time in jail if they continue to burgle homes and businesses in our area.

"Officers are committed to tackling these crimes as we know that burglary is an offence which causes significant distress to its victims. We will continue to target offenders and bring them before the courts."

Anyone with concerns about burglary is asked to contact police via 101 or dial 999 in an emergency.