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Man attempting burglaries in Mapperley arrested after PCSO recognised his ‘distinctive appearance’

Troy Trevethick, 48, of no fixed address, worked in the early hours of January 5 to try and gain access to two properties at The Point.

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A burglar will face the next eight months behind bars after pleading guilty to two attempted burglars in Mapperley Park.

Troy Trevethick, 48, of no fixed address, worked in the early hours of January 5 to try and gain access to two properties at The Point.

He also attempted to gain access to a Grey Skoda Fabia. But his attempts failed, and he now faces the next few months behind bars.

Trevethick was caught on CCTV, but it was the intuitive work of a police community support officer which recognised the suspect’s distinctive appearance.

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He was arrested and charged with three offences.

Trevethick pleaded guilty to two attempted burglaries and a vehicle interference at Nottingham Magistrates Court on Wednesday, January 10.

He received an eight-month custodial sentence along with £154 court costs.

Nottingham has a dedicated burglary and robbery police team.

Detective Constable Colin Kirkup, who works as part of the team, said: “This was a great result after a long day and night piecing together all the evidence.

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“A special mention to the knife crime team at St Ann’s for making the arrest.

“While Trevethick didn’t manage to gain entry to any of the homes he was targeting that morning, by acting so fast we have stopped his criminality and potentially saved other homes being targeted by him.

“Burglary is such an invasive crime and that is why we put so much resource into catching those responsible. Hopefully this ensures that homes are safe from Trevethick now he is behind bars.”

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