Local man sentenced to prison following summer burglaries

PUBLISHED: 14:45 29 December 2008 | UPDATED: 21:38 31 May 2010

A LITTLEBURY man is beginning a 16-month prison sentence in connection with a series of summer burglaries. Mark Dyer, of Merton Place, appeared at Chelmsford Crown Court on Tuesday, December 23 and pleaded guilty to three counts of burglary. The 20-year-o

A LITTLEBURY man is beginning a 16-month prison sentence in connection with a series of summer burglaries.

Mark Dyer, of Merton Place, appeared at Chelmsford Crown Court on Tuesday, December 23 and pleaded guilty to three counts of burglary.

The 20-year-old unemployed man had been arrested in September following the burglaries the previous month, in which he had broken into houses in the village and stolen coin jars.

Investigating officer, DC Melanie Burns, said: "Since this man's arrest, crime has dramatically fallen in this village and residents are once again able to live without fear of this man causing their lives misery.

"In fact, it was many of these residents who were able to help us prosecute this man.

"They gave us the assistance and evidence to put him behind bars, another example of successful neighbourhood policing.

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