Liverpool man sentenced to three years in prison for burglary, handling stolen goods and fraud
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We welcome the sentencing of a Liverpool man who has been jailed today (Wednesday 2 February) for burglary, handling stolen goods and fraud.
Dean McHale, 39 years, of no fixed abode appeared at Liverpool Crown Court today and pleaded guilty to burglary and fraud from a property on Vandyke Street, Toxteth in which bank cards and a mobile phone were stolen.
He also pleaded guilty to handling stolen goods from a property on Halkyn Avenue, Sefton Park, including laptops, mobile phone and bank cards.
Today he was sentenced to three years in prison.
Detective Inspector Tony O’Brien who heads the Burglary Team (Operation Castle), said: “Being a victim of burglary can have a massive impact on the person and families affected. as they have had their home invaded which is an awful experience to go through.
“I am pleased that McHale will now spend time behind bars for his actions and I would continue to encourage people to reports any suspicious behaviour so we can take action.
“We are determined to keep reducing offences and the harm this causes across Merseyside, and we will act on information we receive.
“We encourage people to come forward if you know anything about suspected burglary and the sale of stolen goods where you are. We’ll act on all information provided. Burglary offences have decreased year on year across Merseyside thanks largely to Operation Castle, an operation targeted at reducing burglaries, bringing offenders to justice, and ultimately sparing residents the anguish of being a victim of burglary.
“We will continue to work proactively with communities and our partners to keep this progress going.”