Two sentenced for burglary

24 Mar 2016 00:00 AM

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Two men have been sentenced for two separate burglaries as part of Operation Impact.

Mark Scotter, 36, of Loweswater Avenue, Easington Lane, Houghton was sentenced for two and half years for a house burglary at Newcastle Crown Court on March 18.  He was charged with the offence which took place in Easington Lane on November 12, last year.

In another incident, Raymond McCluskey, of Longstaff Gardens, South Shields was also sentenced for two and a half years for burglary at Newcastle Crown Court on March 23. This offence took place at a house in South Shields on January 15, when the house was burgled and a car was also stolen during the burglary.

Chief Inspector Jerry Pearson said: "We’re pleased with these latest results in court that has seen two burglars charged and sentenced, it shows the ongoing efforts of our officers are getting results and are having a real impact in Sunderland and South Tyneside."

The sentences demonstrate the continued success of Operation Impact which tackles burglary across Sunderland and South Tyneside. The operation started in January and officers are not only targeting active burglars but are also carrying out high visibility patrols in areas previously affected by burglary.

Ch Insp Pearson added: "Tackling burglary effectively remains a priority for us and we will not stop targeting those we believe to be responsible for this crime which we know casues concern in our communities.  We want to make sure offenders are caught and face the consequences of their actions."

To find out more about Operation Impact visit the Northumbria Police website

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