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Two teenagers jailed for New Forest Burglaries

Southampton Crown Court

Two 15-year-old boys from Totton have been sentenced to two years each in a young offenders institution following a series of burglaries.

At Southampton Crown Court, one of the boys admitted 12 burglaries and three burglary attempts, while the other pleaded guilty to 11 burglaries and two burglary attempts, which took place in Totton and the New Forest between January and May.

One boy had 14 other offences, and the other 17 offences, taken into consideration.

They appeared at Southampton Crown Court on 17 August for sentencing.

Chief Inspector Rob Mitchell, District Commander for the New Forest, said: “These offences caused major concern to residents in Totton and a number of other areas.

“Thanks to the excellent work of the Operation Hawk team and local neighbourhood officers, the boys responsible have been brought to justice.

“This shows how determined we are to tackle a range of crimes that impact on local communities.”

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