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Man who broke into a Thatcham home and made threats sentenced

"This was a frightening experience for the occupants of the house"

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A MAN who forced his way into a house in Thatcham and threatened the people inside has been made to carry out community work.

Luke Delecia broke into the property in Hartmead Road on December 27 last year.

He was arrested and charged on the same day and pleaded guilty at Reading Magistrates' Court on Wednesday, February 15.

Delecia, aged 27, of Churchill Close, Whitley was convicted and sentenced for three counts of common assault, and one count of criminal damage.

Delecia was given an order to carry out 120 hours of unpaid community work, as well as an 18 day rehabilitation order.

He was also ordered to pay £250 compensation and given a restraining order to run until February 15, 2018.

Investigating officer Det Con Andy Philpott, based at Newbury police station, said: "This was a frightening experience for the occupants of the house.

"Delecia was arrested and charged quickly, and I am pleased that he has been given these orders which I hope will prevent him from re-offending.

"This case shows how seriously Thames Valley Police take these incidents. We will carry out thorough investigations, and where possible look to make arrests and ensure offenders are brought before a court."

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  • Memenens

    23/02/2017 - 21:09

    Wow look how the media has twisted the story!

    Reply

    • sayitasitis

      24/02/2017 - 10:10

      Enlighten us then?

      Reply

  • quadnewbury

    22/02/2017 - 18:06

    I've got more chance of being struck by lightning than that piece of scum has of not re offending .

    Reply

  • Gazzo

    22/02/2017 - 17:05

    Here here Grumpy, very naïve of the courts, did they not give any thought to the poor people in Hartmead Road.

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    • Tommy

      23/02/2017 - 10:10

      It does seem of late that the courts take the culprit's side & the victim is the one that has to suffer !!

      Reply

  • grumpy

    22/02/2017 - 15:03

    Should have locked him up

    Reply

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