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Serial offender jailed

PUBLISHED: 11:40 23 February 2010 | UPDATED: 16:48 30 June 2010

Jailed: Dennis Frodsham

Jailed: Dennis Frodsham

A PROLIFIC offender has been jailed for 11 months after admitting a string of offences in the Great Yarmouth area.

Dennis Frodsham, 29, of Lawn Avenue, Yarmouth, appeared at the town's magistrates' court on Friday, charged with seven offences following a joint investigation by the Caister and Coastal Safer Neighbourhood Team and the Great Yarmouth Tactical Unit.

A PROLIFIC offender has been jailed for 11 months after admitting a string of offences in the Great Yarmouth area.

Dennis Frodsham, 29, of Lawn Avenue, Yarmouth, appeared at the town's magistrates' court on Friday, charged with seven offences following a joint investigation by the Caister and Coastal Safer Neighbourhood Team and the Great Yarmouth Tactical Unit.

Frodsham pleaded guilty to one count of burglary, failing to stop after an accident, being abusive to police, handling stolen goods and three counts of fraud by false representation.

The burglary charge related to an offence which happened at a supermarket in Caister on January 5, 2010, in which a locker in a staff room was broken into.

A Nokia mobile phone and £40 in cash was taken and officers identified Frodsham as the offender after searching the store's CCTV.

Eight other burglary offences were taken into consideration all of which related to offences in Great Yarmouth, Caister and Ormesby, where the defendant distracted shop workers in order to enter staff rooms and steal personal belongings to fund his drug addiction.

He was sentenced to 328 days imprisonment and was given nine penalty points on his licence.

Insp Nathan Clark from the Caister and Coastal Safer Neighbourhood Team said: “The custodial sentence reflects the serious nature of these offences and demonstrates that prolific criminal activity will not be tolerated.

“We are determined to target persistent criminals and officers from my team will be maintaining their efforts to target suspects of burglary and those who handle stolen goods. We will put offenders before the courts and prolific offenders can expect a custodial sentence, as this case highlights.”

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