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Prolific burglar has prison sentence extended

A prolific burglar’s prison sentence has been extended by more than two years after he admitted a further crime.

Gareth Farrington, 37, was originally jailed for six years and two months in March last year for burglary and handling stolen goods.

Gareth Farrington Picture: Cambridgeshire Constabulary
Gareth Farrington Picture: Cambridgeshire Constabulary

However, he was linked to a further burglary in Shelford Road, Trumpington, in 2022, where two watches and jewellery were stolen. He had forced open some French doors between 14 April and 24 April.

He refused to have the offence taken into consideration, even when his DNA was found on the door handles.

Farrington’s partner, Rachel McGill, 32, who was also jailed in March last year, for handling stolen goods offences, took the stolen items to a pawnbrokers.

The pawnbroker receipts were found at Farrington’s home in Chesterton Road in October 2022.

At Cambridge Crown Court on 11 April, Farrington was jailed for a further two years and four months, having admitted a count of burglary.

McGill, of Crabtree, Paston, Peterborough, received a community order after admitting handling stolen goods.

DC Zoe Bramley said: “Farrington has caused so much pain and misery for his victims across the south of the county by invading their homes and stealing property.

“This additional sentence means people will be kept safe from him for a bit longer.

“Tackling burglary is a force priority and we will do everything within our power to catch offenders and help put them before the courts.”

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