A PROLIFIC burglar has been jailed for six years after admitting 49 offences committed in Lincolnshire, Nottinghamshire and North Yorkshire.
Kevin David Talbot, 46, of no fixed abode, was charged with three burglaries but admitted a total of 49 around the country - 24 of which were in Lincolnshire.
Talbot was caught after he was seen acting suspiciously in the Saxilby area on the morning of July 3 and a description was circulated to all Lincolnshire Police officers.
Talbot then travelled to Harby in Nottinghamshire where he committed a burglary and stole a car. He drove the car to Lincoln and before abandoning it in Longleys Road where he committed another burglary, climbing through an open window to steal jewellery.
He was making his escape when he was spotted by Lincolnshire Police officers.
He was charged with the Nottinghamshire and Lincolnshire burglaries, along with an offence in St Mary’s Drive, Thirsk, North Yorkshire on March 21, where he had left a fingerprint.
Talbot agreed to take part in Lincolnshire Police’s Clean Slate initiative which gives prolific offenders the chance to admit all their crimes in order for them to be taken into consideration by a judge when it comes to sentencing.
Talbot provided sufficient information to admit a total of 49 offences in Lincolnshire, Yorkshire and Nottinghamshire.
DS Paul Myers of The Fusion Team said: “This is a great result for Talbot’s many victims. He has been given a significant sentence which reflects the gravity of his offences.
“This case demonstrates our commitment to tackling burglary in the county and it also demonstrates the benefit of the Clean Slate initiative, which really works when prolific criminals realise they have reached the end of the road and demonstrate a desire to put their offending history behind them.”
Report all suspicious activity to Lincolnshire Police via the non emergency 101 number. Give information on offenders and those engaged in selling stolen goods on via the 101 number, or call independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on: 0800 555 111.