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Lee Wilson jailed: Burglar who stole from St Walburge’s church is sentenced

Posted on - 26th February, 2016 - 8:00am | Author - | Posted in - Ashton-on-Ribble, Crime, Ingol, Preston News, University
St Walburge's Church was targeted during a burglary Pic: Tony Worrall (of St Walburge's)

St Walburge’s Church was targeted during a burglary Pic: Tony Worrall (of St Walburge’s)

A burglar who stole from an iconic church in Preston has been jailed.

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Preston Police say Lee Wilson, 37, of no fixed abode, was sentenced at Preston Crown Court on Thursday 25 February.

He was jailed for a total of two years for two burglaries.

The first in St Walburge’s Church and Presbytery in Autumn last year he received 15 months for.

A further nine months was received for a burglary at the University of Central Lancashire’s Whistlestop cafe at the sports arena in Tom Benson Way.

Inspector Paul McLernon said: “A fantastic result for the city team and for the city of Preston. Thank you to everyone who shared our original post.”

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