Two men jailed for Preston burglary

Two men have been jailed following a burglary in Preston in which cash and electrical items were stolen.

Police were called to a house on Williams Lane just before 3am on 21st November 2023 to reports of a burglary.

It was reported that the occupants of the house had awoken to find the front door open and items including iPads and a laptop, as well as around £1200 in cash missing.

Shortly after, two men who were seen acting suspiciously in the area have been seen in a nearby taxi. When officers stopped the vehicle, one man was detained, and another tried to run from the scene. With the help of the drone team, he was arrested shortly after whilst hiding in woods nearby.

Upon searching the vehicle, a metal bat was discovered.

This week, on the first day of their trial at Preston Crown Court, Lee Collier, 44 of Kirkland Place, Preston and Liam Jackson, 30, of Princes Street, Southport admitted residential burglary and have been jailed for three and a half years.

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