Teen burglar targeted Leeds house during birthday drink and booze binge

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A TEENAGE criminal who burgled a house just four days after his 18th birthday has been spared an immediate jail term.

Darren Heeps was told he had come within a “hair’s breadth” over going straight to custody over the offence in the Bramley area of Leeds.

Leeds Crown Court heard Heeps was classed a ‘third-strike’ burglar and was liable to an automatic three-year sentence unless the court was prepared to take an exceptional course.

 

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