Man jailed over fraud and burglaries

February 03 2017

A MAN has been jailed after admitting fraud and burglaries in Hanham and Kingswood.

A MAN has been jailed after admitting fraud and burglaries in Hanham and Kingswood.

Lee Hucker, 31, of Eagle Crescent, Pucklechurch, was imprisoned for a year when he appeared before Bristol Magistrates on January 25.

He was charged with four walk-in burglaries in January in which cash, bank cards and iPads were stolen. 

These included the theft of petty cash from Hanham Community Centre, iPads from a school in Kingswood and bank cards from a unit at Hanham Business Park. He also admitted entering another unit as a trespasser with intent to steal and four incidents of fraud in which he used a stolen bank card at businesses in Hanham on Wednesday January 18. 

As well as being sentenced to 52 weeks in prison, the court ordered him to pay more than £2,400 in compensation. 

Neighbourhood sergeant Darren Warr said: "We're determined to catch burglars and put them before the courts. Our communities can make a huge contribution to making our neighbourhoods safer by taking sensible security measures and passing on information about criminal behaviour." 

If you see a crime being committed, call 999, otherwise ring 101 to report suspicious incidents as they happen.