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Operation Castle: Man, 21, jailed for 10 months for burglary

News   •   Aug 05, 2019 16:04 BST

Deklan Richardson who has been jailed for 10 months for burglary

We have today, Monday 5th August, welcomed the sentencing of a 21 year-old Knowsley man for burglary.

Deklan Richardson, of Silcroft Road, Southdene, entered a house in the Huyton area in the early hours of Thursday 2nd May while the occupants were in bed and stole a BMW 330E car from outside. The car was later forensically recovered by police.

Richardson pleaded guilty to burglary and was sentenced to 10 months in prison when he appeared at Liverpool Crown Court today.

A victim personal statement given to the court by the occupier of the house said: “I work at Alder Hey Children’s Hospital and I cover 24 hour on calls for potential emergencies. It has not been easy without my car to attend work when needed. Two months from what happened we are still very upset. Our home should be our safe place, but at the present time it doesn’t feel safe to us at all.”

Detective Inspector Steve Ball said: “Everybody has the right to feel safe in their own homes. I am pleased to see Richardson put behind bars. We know how offenders responsible for these types of crime, have no regard for the impact they have on victims.

“I want to assure people that if they keep coming forward with any information, we will ensure those communities affected by burglary continue to be protected.

“There is crime prevention advice available on our website and I would particularly ask that people lock all their windows and doors before going to bed, move any vehicle keys away from sight of windows and the reach of letter boxes and lock garden tools in sheds so that they cannot be used to force entry into properties.”

See https://www.merseyside.police.uk/cp/crime-prevention/residential-burglary/ for more crime prevention advice.

Anyone with information on suspected burglary or the sale or storage of suspected stolen items is asked to contact our dedicated hotline and email address on 0151 777 7926 or email operation.castle@merseyside.pnn.police.uk. You can also pass information to the social media desk @MerPolCC, call 101 or you can call or the independent charity @CrimestoppersUK anonymously, on 0800 555 111. #OpCastle #BeatTheBurglar