Another burglar is locked up in time for Christmas #OpSleigh

14 Dec 2017 14:48 PM

Anthony Davison [View Full Size]

Northumbria Police’s 12 days of Operation Sleigh may have ended but burglars are still getting locked up in time for Christmas.

Yesterday, December 13, Anthony William Davison, 28 of Leamington Street in Sunderland, was sentenced to 10 months imprisonment for a burglary in St Marks Road in the city on August 23 earlier this year.

Davison broke in to the property and tampered with the boiler and stole pipes before making off. However, he was caught when he later returned to collect a bucket of scrap metal he had left behind.

When he returned he scarpered when he realised there was someone in the property who contacted police and passed a description of him to officers.

Detectives were able to identify Davison as responsible from the description and their subsequent enquiries.

Today, he will start a 10 month sentence after being remanded since his arrest on September, meaning he will spend Christmas behind bars.

Detective Lee Gosling said: “I have previously said that despite the end of our 12 days of Operation Sleigh our commitment to target burglars will not stop. 

“It is good to see that the courts are handing out custodial sentences to those involved in burglary. It is a serious offence and has a devastating impact on victims and we will never become complacent on our efforts to relentlessly pursue those involved.”

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