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Haverhill man who burgled a house while already serving a sentence is jailed

A serial offender from Haverhill has been jailed for 16 weeks for admitting burgling a property while serving a community order for previous offences.

Wayne Read, 37, of Dalham Place in Haverhill appeared before Ipswich Magistrates Court yesterday, where he pleaded guilty to one count of burglary and for being in breach of a community order.

It follows an incident on Monday, April 26 when a property in Rosefinch Close was broken into and jewellery disturbed, but not taken.

Wayne Read. Picture by Suffolk Police
Wayne Read. Picture by Suffolk Police

CCTV captured a male walking towards the property and Read was identified as a former occupant.

Officers from the Haverhill Safer Neighbourhood team arrested Read the following day, Tuesday, April 27, in connection with the incident and he was taken to Bury St Edmunds Police Investigation Centre for questioning, where he was subsequently charged.

On January 11 this year, Read appeared at Ipswich Magistrates’ after a spate of theft from vehicle-related incidents in Haverhill where he was sentenced to a 12-month community order.

As he was in breach of this order, Read was sentenced to 16 weeks’ imprisonment and ordered to pay £128 in compensation.

At that hearing he pleaded guilty to three counts of interfering with a motor vehicle on Saturday, January 9.

It followed reports on that night of three incidents of vehicles - a BMW, a VW Golf and a white Ford estate - being tampered with at locations in Haverhill.

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