Burnley burglar who went on run sent to prison

This Is Lancashire: Jamie Gilchrist Jamie Gilchrist

A BURGLAR who went on the run for 11 days after breaching a curfew for burglary has been jailed for 29 months.

The town’s crown court heard Jamie Gilchrist, 19, who was challenged by a next-door-neighbour, was a ‘three strike’ offender, facing a minimum of three years behind bars, minus credit for his guilty plea.

A 50 -inch TV, XBox console and games, worth £1,500 were taken. Gilchrist was seen carrying the console out of the Willow Street property, last June 19.

Gilchrist, of Lubbock Street, Burnley, who three years ago was given an anti-social behaviour order after making life 'unbearable' for Burnley Wood residents, admitted burglary and escape.

He was arrested on June 21 and said he was present, but others were responsible.

He was bailed on a curfew, breached it and police went to arrest him on August 8.

As he was walking out to the police car and about to be put in it, he shouted to the police that they were not going to put him in a cell and ran off.

He was on the run for 11 days and on August 25, was found at his uncle 's property on Kent Street, Burnley.

The defendant tried to escape through a window. He said he had cut off his handcuffs with bolt cutters.

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6:20pm Fri 2 May 14

Truth will out says...

"Credit for his guilty plea"

So for pleading guilty he gets to burgle more houses 7 months sooner?

When will the system start concerning itself with crime victims and stop concerning itself with crime perpetrators?
"Credit for his guilty plea" So for pleading guilty he gets to burgle more houses 7 months sooner? When will the system start concerning itself with crime victims and stop concerning itself with crime perpetrators? Truth will out
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7:06am Sat 3 May 14

Steven Seagull says...

Just look at this rat faced little turd. Burglars are some of the lowest forms of scum in society and the courts giving them any credit whatsoever is nothing short of a disgrace.

I know we live in a civilised society (mostly), but I for one would like to see burglars beaten to within an inch of their worthless lives, starting with this waste of skin.
Just look at this rat faced little turd. Burglars are some of the lowest forms of scum in society and the courts giving them any credit whatsoever is nothing short of a disgrace. I know we live in a civilised society (mostly), but I for one would like to see burglars beaten to within an inch of their worthless lives, starting with this waste of skin. Steven Seagull
  • Score: 4

8:37am Sun 4 May 14

DaveBurnley says...

People like him provide a good argument for compulsory sterilisation.
People like him provide a good argument for compulsory sterilisation. DaveBurnley
  • Score: 3

8:12am Mon 12 May 14

zabby says...

Wonder if the deluded judge would have been so lenient if he's or his families houses were burgled,think not
Wonder if the deluded judge would have been so lenient if he's or his families houses were burgled,think not zabby
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