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Two men jailed for burglary after ‘suspicious’ behaviour in taxi gives them away to police

Updated: May 30



Two men have been jailed following a burglary in Preston in which cash and electrical items were stolen.


Police were called to a house on Williams Lane just before 3am on 21 November 2023 to reports of a burglary.

It was reported that the occupants of the house had awoken to find the front door open and items including iPads and a laptop, as well as around £1,200 in cash missing.


Shortly after, two men who were seen acting suspiciously in the area were seen in a nearby taxi. When officers stopped the vehicle, one man was detained, and another tried to run from the scene. With the help of the drone team, he was arrested shortly after whilst hiding in woods nearby.

Upon searching the vehicle, a metal bat was discovered.


Yesterday on the first day of their trial at Preston Crown Court, Lee Collier, 44, and Liam Jackson, 30, admitted residential burglary and have been jailed for three and a half years.

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