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Charity box burglars jailed

23 Apr 2019

Two men have been jailed after they smashed their way into a Peterborough pub and stole three charity collection tubs.

Joseph Hutchinson, 35, and Liam Ballard, 25, also stole £350 from the till along with a litre of brandy as they ransacked the Beehive pub, in Albert Place on 16 April at about 2am.

The men, both homeless but from the Peterborough area, were captured on CCTV and recognised by local officers.

They were arrested the following day with bundles of unexplained cash and clothing that matched the outfits seen on the CCTV footage.

Hutchinson and Ballard both pleaded guilty to burglary and were jailed for six months on Wednesday at Peterborough Magistrates’ Court.

PC Jake Ficken said: “These men set out to steal and have caused considerable damage in the process.

“Stealing money donated to charity is despicable and shows the desperation of these two men. I hope the prison sentence serves as a wake-up call to them both.”

For online burglary prevention advice visit: www.cambs.police.uk/A-Z/Burglary

Anyone with information about burglary should call police on 101 or visit www.cambs.police.uk/report. Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555111 or via www.crimestoppers-uk.org.

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