Nuneaton burglar given prison sentence

09 April 2013 16:35

Nuneaton burglar given prison sentence

A 20-year-old man has been given a custodial sentence by magistrates in Nuneaton when he admitted in court today (9 April 2013) one charge of attempted burglary and one for burglary from a shed.

Curtis Flint, of Edward Street in Nuneaton, was arrested by police officers from Nuneaton’s Acquisitive Crime Team (ACT) in Attleborough yesterday afternoon (8 April) after he was disturbed by the occupant of a property he was attempting to break in to. The occupant chased him down the road and phoned police who apprehended him just minutes later.

In court Flint also admitted to possession of class B cannabis. He was sentence to four weeks in prison for the three offences.

The ACT team work as part of Operation X - a Warwickshire Police initiative that focuses on reducing crime and protecting communities where crime occurs most. Three Priority Policing Areas (PPAs) within Nuneaton, Rugby and Leamington have been defined as communities where a disproportionate amount of crime occurs when compared to the rest of the county.

Following the court hearing PC Dan Tang from the ACT team said, “Our team is working closely with other departments in Warwickshire Police to reduce crime and catch criminals. We will continue to investigate, arrest and charge those who commit crimes in Warwickshire.”

Sarah Fox

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