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Prolific burglar jailed for over eight years

Officers found other items at Lawson's address which have now been identified as stolen.

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A man who committed an aggravated burglary in Woodthorpe, burgled a house in Mapperley and tried to break into a house in Carlton has been locked up for eight years and three months.

Christian Lawson appeared at Nottingham Crown Court today (Friday 12 June) where he pleaded guilty to aggravated burglary, burglary, attempted burglary and two counts of handling stolen goods.

The 42-year-old, of Portland Road in Carlton, was discovered by a couple upstairs in their home in Woodthorpe on 12 April, he threatened them with a knife and got away with £5.

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He was arrested following a thorough investigation and further identified as the burglar who had got into a house in Elmhurst Avenue in Mapperley on 10 April and took two PS4s without the occupants’ knowledge.

He was also found to be responsible for an attempted burglary in Glebe Road in Carlton after he was seen trying to get in, and damage to the rear door was discovered.

Officers found other items at Lawson’s address which have now been identified as stolen.

Lawson was sentenced to six years for aggravated burglary plus two years, three months for burglary. He received two years for the attempted burglary to run concurrently alongside nine months for handling stolen goods.

Detective Sergeant Andy Hall said: we were able to link these cases together having received multiple reports of burglary offences as a result of the forensics and evidence gained and this led to Lawson’s arrest and charge of multiple offences.

“He was relentless in his offending and so we are glad we have put a stop to it by ensuring he serves a lengthy sentence behind bars.

“It is completely unacceptable to invade someone’s home and take their personal belongings and can cause so much emotional stress and trauma to the victims. We hope they can now begin to recover from this ordeal.

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