A thief has been handed a suspended sentence after a spate of crimes in Oxfordshire.

Alex Clifton, of Wayfarings in Banbury, appeared at Northampton Magistrates Court on June 21.

Clifton appeared in court for two attempted burglaries in dwellings with intent to steal and a burglary other than dwelling with intent to steal.

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All three crimes took place on April 15.

Both attempted burglaries at domestic properties happened in Banbury, one in Myers Way and the other in Orchard Way, with Clifton intending to steal from them.

The third crime took place at the same property in Orchard Way where Clifton entered an outbuilding in the back garden as a trespasser with an intent to steal.

The 24-year-old was handed a 26 week prison sentence suspended for 24 months.

He must also report to a parole officer.


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This story was written by Sophie Perry. She joined the team in 2021 as a digital reporter.

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