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Swanley men and boys sentenced after string of burglaries in Sevenoaks

PUBLISHED: 12:14 03 October 2016 | UPDATED: 12:14 03 October 2016

Levi Carney

Levi Carney

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A total of 16 offences took place in Swanley, Sevenoaks and surrounding towns

Four people - two men and two boys - have been sentenced after a string of burglaries stretching back to 2014.

From August 2014 to January 2015 a total of 16 offences took place across Swanley, Sevenoaks and nearby areas.

During the spree, the group of four stole and handled items including watches, high-end electrical equipment and car keys.

A 16-year-old, who cannot be named for legal reasons, pleaded not guilty to three counts of burglary, one count of attempted burglary and two counts of handling stolen goods.

He has been sentenced to an 18-month detention training order.

A 17-year-old Swanley boy was sentenced to a one year detention training order after he was found guilty of burglary and handling stolen jewellery.

The oldest of the group, Levi Carney, 23, was found guilty of four charges of handling stolen goods and one count of criminal damage.

The latter charge comes of Carney damaged the inside of a police car.

Carney, of Bourne Way, Swanley was sentenced to three years in prison.

Luke Carney, 18 also of Bourne Way pleaded not guilty to three counts of handling stolen goods and one count of criminal damage. He was sentenced to two years and four months imprisonment in a young offender’s institution.

Det const Michelle Marshall, said: ‘These offenders have caused a lot of distress to a significant number of victims.

“They targeted homes indiscriminately and stole valuable possessions, some which had great sentimental value, in a bid to make money.

“The sentences these offenders have received are entirely appropriate and I hope this serves as a message to other would-be burglars.”

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