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Ribble Valley burglar spared jail

A BURGLAR caught red-handed as he broke into the home of a recently deceased pensioner has been spared jail.

Anthony Creighton, had his pockets full of jewellery and was about to flee the house when he was stopped by the grandson of the pensioner, police said.

Creighton, 39, of Preston Road, Longridge, was caught after Shaun Eastham drove past his grandfather’s house in Fleet Street Lane, Ribchester, and noticed a moped parked on the drive.

“Shaun went to the back of the house and noticed that a window was open and when he got to the bedroom he confronted Creighton and made him empty his pockets before alerting the police,” said PC Jo Galeski, of Clitheroe police.

Officers arrested Creighton and all the property, including a yellow metal pocket watch and some costume jewellery, was recovered.

Detectives said Creighton, who had a string of previous convictions including drug-related incidents, had been a police target in Longridge.

He appeared at Preston Crown Court in relation to the incident, which happened on August 31 last year, and was given a three year supervision order.

The family of Mr Eastham have reacted angrily to the sentence.

Mr Eastham said: “We are very disappointed and disgusted with this result.

“The court system has let down our grandfather.”

Meanwhile, the police also expressed their disappointment at the ruling.

Detective Sergeant, Nigel Watson, of Clitheroe CID, said: “We are aware that the family are very upset at the lenient sentence given to Creighton.”

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12:12pm Thu 26 May 11

Local Degenerate says...

I Think I'm Starting To Understand Why This Type Of Thing Keeps Happening. If This Burglar Was Given A Custodial Sentence That Would Not Make Much Sense Money Wise Would It. Repeat Offenders Are A Cash Cow For The Courts , Better To Have Them Keep Commiting These Crimes.
Simples.
I Think I'm Starting To Understand Why This Type Of Thing Keeps Happening. If This Burglar Was Given A Custodial Sentence That Would Not Make Much Sense Money Wise Would It. Repeat Offenders Are A Cash Cow For The Courts , Better To Have Them Keep Commiting These Crimes. Simples. Local Degenerate
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9:09pm Thu 26 May 11

mu58uk says...

best thing for this sort of person is do what they do in Saudi chop a hand off then if they get caught again the other one comes off as well ..stop giving them hand outs from the tax payer ..let them be homeless and starve to death
best thing for this sort of person is do what they do in Saudi chop a hand off then if they get caught again the other one comes off as well ..stop giving them hand outs from the tax payer ..let them be homeless and starve to death mu58uk
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9:22pm Thu 26 May 11

halfhearted says...

This type of offender should be taken off the streets. A Supervision Order,what a joke.
Some people will never reform,he's no doubt worked his way through most of the do good services available to his type. Perhaps there is a course they could send him on whilst he's under supervision?
By the way he has not been ordered to pay anything to the Courts so how is he and his like a cash cow.
The only people making money are the legal teams on both sides and the do good people who are well funded.
Those supporting victims of crime survive on a pittance and voulenteer workers.
This type of offender should be taken off the streets. A Supervision Order,what a joke. Some people will never reform,he's no doubt worked his way through most of the do good services available to his type. Perhaps there is a course they could send him on whilst he's under supervision? By the way he has not been ordered to pay anything to the Courts so how is he and his like a cash cow. The only people making money are the legal teams on both sides and the do good people who are well funded. Those supporting victims of crime survive on a pittance and voulenteer workers. halfhearted
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11:33pm Thu 26 May 11

working chap says...

What a joke. Isn't it time criminals were sent to jail for breaking the law?
What a joke. Isn't it time criminals were sent to jail for breaking the law? working chap
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11:48pm Thu 26 May 11

Jerzei Balowski says...

mu58uk wrote:
best thing for this sort of person is do what they do in Saudi chop a hand off then if they get caught again the other one comes off as well ..stop giving them hand outs from the tax payer ..let them be homeless and starve to death
Spot on. Both the British Justice and Welfare systems are a laughing stock. It is time to crack down on lawless vermin like this. The public are sick of offenders being treated with understanding, and attempts being made to reform them by deluded left wing idiots.
[quote][p][bold]mu58uk[/bold] wrote: best thing for this sort of person is do what they do in Saudi chop a hand off then if they get caught again the other one comes off as well ..stop giving them hand outs from the tax payer ..let them be homeless and starve to death[/p][/quote]Spot on. Both the British Justice and Welfare systems are a laughing stock. It is time to crack down on lawless vermin like this. The public are sick of offenders being treated with understanding, and attempts being made to reform them by deluded left wing idiots. Jerzei Balowski
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9:06am Fri 27 May 11

Coeur de Lion says...

This person will never be a contributing member of society so why doesn't he just top himself.
This person will never be a contributing member of society so why doesn't he just top himself. Coeur de Lion
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