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Prolific Lincoln burglar jailed for four years

A burglar from Lincoln with numerous burglary and theft convictions has been handed a jail sentence in court.

On March 19, Mark Paterson (35) was sentenced to four years and six months in prison for his crimes.

During the trial, Lincoln Crown Court heard about an incident involving Paterson relating to a burglary on Burton Road in Lincoln in October 2013, in which he pleaded not guilty.

During the incident, Paterson stole a number of items such as jewellery, which he was later seen attempting to sell around Lincoln.

He was found and arrested by officers, then charged the following day, with the jewellery still in his possession.

DCI Nicky Mayo said: “This case is a credit to the force and the efforts of those involved.

“It was both the quick arrest, followed by the diligent investigation which led to the guilty verdict.

“The hard work put into this case means a prolific burglar is off the streets for a significant time.

“It goes to show that if you see something suspicious, you should report it as it could help us to apprehend an offender.”