We have today, Friday 5th April, welcomed the sentencing of a 24 year-old man for aggravated burglary.
Connor Hughes, of Meadow View, Litherland, was sentenced to nine years in prison following the burglary at a house in Green Lane, Litherland, in January this year.
At around 2am on Saturday 26th January the occupiers of the house were awoken by a loud noise and were confronted by masked males who demanded money. One of the male slashed the family’s dog during the incident causing a small cut and threats were made to the family.
A quantity of cash was taken.
Enquiries were carried out and Connor Hughes was located and arrested.
Yesterday (Thursday), at Liverpool Crown Court, Hughes pleaded guilty at Liverpool Crown Court and was sentenced to nine years imprisonment.
Detective Inspector Tony O’Brien, said: “Burglaries can have a lasting impact on home owners who have every right to feel safe and protected in their own properties.
“This was a particularly nasty incident in which threats were made to the occupants of the house and the family’s dog was injured.
“I am pleased that Hughes will now have to spend a period of time behind bars reflecting on his actions.
“Merseyside Police is committed to finding the people who are responsible for committing offences such as these and bringing them to justice and I would ask anyone who has any information about burglary offences in their area to contact us.
“I would also continue to ask the public to be vigilant as we know the vast majority of burglaries are preventable as they are often opportunistic. Lock your front and back door even when you are in, set your burglar alarm when you go out or go to bed and consider getting CCTV.
“It’s also a good idea to use light timers when you go out at night or away on holiday, keep valuables out of sight, and secure your shed and garage too. Look out for your neighbours, especially the elderly and report anything suspicious to us."
Anyone with information about burglary in their area can DM @MerPolCC, call 101 or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.