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Birkenhead man jailed for Sealand burglary

A THIEF who entered North Wales in a stolen van to target a business was jailed.

Although only 22 years old, Judge Niclas Parry told Anthony Dickson he could already be considered a ‘professional burglar’.

Dickson, of Penrith Street, Birkenhead, admitted burglary and allowing himself to be carried in a stolen van.

Prosecutor Emmalyne Downing told Mold Crown Court Dickson arrived in the Sealand area on October 9 last year.

He and two accomplices had broken into a warehouse and stolen bedding, and also broke into company vehicles taking satellite navigation equipment and other items.

They value of the property stolen or property damaged was £6,600, said Ms Downing.

The owners had arrived at the lock-up in the early hours of the morning, saw a light on in the premises and saw Dickson and two others coming out walking towards them.

They walked up to the car, put up their hoods and then ran off.

Dickson had 11 previous convictions for burglary, the court heard.

Judge Parry said that Dickson had been given a chance before with a community order and his response was ‘poor’.

The defendant was jailed for 16 months.