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Burglar detained by pensioners pleads guilty to six offences

April 11, 2018

A burglar who was detained by two pensioners in Prescott Close, Northampton, has pleaded guilty to a total of six burglary offences.

On Monday (April 9), at about 10.45am, Darren Barry Williams, 39, of no fixed abode, had burgled a house in Prescott Close and was making his escape when he was detained by two neighbours on the front lawn. Another neighbour then rang Northamptonshire Police who arrested Williams on suspicion of burglary.  

The two men, both aged in their 70s, held Williams until police arrived. He was later charged for the offence and also five other burglary offences, all of which he subsequently pleaded guilty to at Northampton Magistrates' Court yesterday (Tuesday, April 10).  

Inspector Ian Ross, said: “These two members of the public did an excellent job in restraining a criminal in the act of a crime until we arrived to arrest him.

“Breaking into a person’s home and stealing their property is never acceptable so I’m really pleased that Williams was caught and charged for six offences.  

“I visited the street yesterday to thank the two men and their neighbours for the fantastic community spirit they showed on Monday morning.”

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