Father and son church thieves caught in Preston are jailed

Posted on - 18th January, 2017 - 2:29pm | Author - | Posted in - Crime, Preston City Centre, Preston News
Gregory Hawkshaw (left) and son Danny Hawkshaw (right)

Gregory Hawkshaw (left) and son Danny Hawkshaw (right)

A prolific father and son burglar duo who were arrested in Preston have been jailed.


Gregory Hawkshaw, 45, of no fixed abode was sentenced to 4 years in prison.

Daniel Hawkshaw, 22, of Sandbrook Road, Southport was sentenced to 3 years and 3 months in prison.

Both men pleaded guilty to two charges of burglary at churches in the Southport and Ainsdale area. They also asked that thirteen similar offences be taken into consideration.

Detective Inspector Robbie Moss said: “This is clearly a despicable series of crimes targeting the very heart of what should be considered locations of respect and sanctuary, stealing from the people who strive to help and support some of the most vulnerable in our community.

“We will continue to target those that are intent on victimising the vulnerable. This shows that we will act and I encourage anyone with information on any crime to tell us so that we can take positive action.”

Anyone with information should contact Merseyside Police via 101 or through Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

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