Man jailed for five years following burglaries in Havant and the New Forest
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A man has been jailed for burglaries in Havant and the New Forest.
On Friday (7 July), Carl Anthony David Lloyd, 44, who was at HMP Winchester at the time of the sentencing, was given a five year prison sentence at Southampton Crown Court.
He had previously pleaded guilty to one count of burglary on Hayling Island and was later found guilty by a jury of a further burglary at a private property in South Gorley, New Forest.
The court heard how on 29 April last year, at around 3.25pm, Lloyd entered the Yew Tree Inn on Havant Road after entering via a rear entrance of the pub.
He then stole £180 from a till, where he was then challenged by staff, but then fled the scene. Lloyd was later arrested and pleaded guilty during a hearing at Portsmouth Magistrates Court on 18 January this year.
Just a month later, on 25 May last year, between 11.40am and 12pm, Lloyd broke into a home in South Gorley. He was disturbed by the occupant of the property who located him in the hallway and challenged his presence; Lloyd claimed he was looking for accommodation and had been directed to the property.
Again, Lloyd fled the scene.
However, he was detained and arrested a short while later. During a short trial at Southampton Crown Court on 26 April this year, he was convicted via a jury of burglary dwelling”.
Appearing at the same court on Friday 7 July, Carl Lloyd was sentenced to five years in prison.
DC Sarah Down led the investigation. She said: “Your home is somewhere you should feel safe – which is why dwelling burglaries can be so traumatic for those affected, beyond the impact of the belongings that are stolen.
“Carl Lloyd is a prolific offender who will now spend a significant amount of time behind bars for the crimes that he has committed.
“This sentence shows we will explore all opportunities to bring offenders to justice, we will ensure that we relentlessly pursue those who cause harm in our communities and I hope it reassures our communities that we take burglary very seriously.”
If you have been the victim of a dwelling burglary, or have any information on burglaries and / or stolen goods, please contact us on 101 or report it online via the Hampshire & Isle of Wight Constabulary website.