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Man jailed for two Goole burglaries

A Goole man has been jailed for nine-months after admitting two offences of burglary in the town.

Jeffrey Clive Barker, 38 of Clifton Gardens in Goole was sentenced to nine-months in prison at Hull Crown court yesterday, Thursday, May 5. His sentencing followed a court case where Barker entered a late guilty plea to two offences of burglary at homes on Riversdale Drive and Belgrave Drive in Goole on September 20, 2015.

Detective Constable Krista Wood was at court to hear the sentence and said: “Burglary is a despicable crime and I don’t think Barker truly realises the impact he has had on these two households.

“The victim at Riversdale Drive is an elderly widow who lives alone and this has caused sleepless nights and suffers anxiety as a result of the burglary and no longer feels safe in her own home.

“The victims from Belgrave Drive, a family, have suffered immeasurably by having somebody enter their home whilst they were sleeping in their beds, as well as the inconvenience of losing the family vehicle and the contents, including a child’s pram.

“This custodial sentence might give Barker the chance to think about his actions and the impact on the victims.”

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