Prolific Carlisle burglar jailed for four years



A Carlisle man has been jailed for four years for burglaries in the city.

 
James Tweedy, aged 39, of Dalton Avenue, Carlisle, was sentenced today (1st February) at Carlisle Crown Court.
 
Tweedy was jailed for three offences committed on the 27th October 2016 when he attempted to break in to an address on Ferguson Road with intent to steal and for a burglary committed at an address on Richardson Street and one on Green Lane.
 
In the burglary at Richardson Street he stole an amount of cash, a wallet and tobacco. At Green Lane he stole an amount of cash, a purse and birthday cards.
 
This is Tweedy’s third conviction for burglary as an adult which invoked a third-strike offender sentencing length.
 
Detective Chief Inspector David Pattinson, North Cumbria CID, said:
 
“Tweedy is a one-man crimewave who looks to commit offences at any given opportunity.
 
“Him being jailed can only be a good thing for the people of Carlisle as it is no coincidence that when Tweedy returns from prison, reports of burglaries in the city rise.
 
“That being said, I would like to take this opportunity to remind people in Carlisle to ensure that they are vigilant in their security processes. Being a victim of such offences is a traumatic and upsetting event that leaves many victims struggling to feel safe in their own home, which no-one should tolerate. You can help avoid this type of crime from happening to you by putting into practice the crime prevention advice that we issue on a regular basis.
 
“I’d also like to take this opportunity to appeal to members of the public to report suspicious activity to police as that can often prevent crimes. No matter how insignificant you may feel your information is, it could help stop you or someone else being a victim of crime.”
 
For more information on securing your property please visit www.cumbria.police.uk/Advice-Centre/Crime-Prevention/Home-Security.aspx. 

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