Bur­glar found in cup­board

Court

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - News -

Abur­glar whowas­dis­cov­ered hiding­in­abed­room­cup­board in a home in March has been sen­tenced to 34 months in prison.

Martin Copeland (52) of County Road, March, was sen­tenced at Peter­bor­ough Crown Court on Fri­day, Septem­ber 16.

He­brokein­tot­wohome­sin March and stole cop­per pipes and cylin­ders from one, caus­ing ex­ten­sive dam­age, and stole items in­clud­ing elec­tri­cal equip­ment, a bi­cy­cle and cloth­ing from the sec­ond prop­erty.

Copeland­wassen­tencedto 16monthsin­pris­on­fore­a­chof the bur­glar­ies.

He also re­ceived a fur­ther two months for driv­ing while dis­qual­i­fied.

DC Chris Smith s aid: “Copeland is a pro­lific of­fender whois­now­be­hind­barsand this should have a pos­i­tive im­pact on re­duc­ing the num­ber of bur­glar­ies in March.”

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