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9 September 2011, 16:03
A man has been jailed for burglary following last month’s riots in Manchester city centre.
19 year old Thomas Lamb of no fixed abode pleaded guilty to two counts of burglary and was sentenced to four years two months at Manchester Crown Court.
The defendant asked the court to take a further four cases of burglary into consideration.
On Tuesday 9th August 2011, Lamb broke into the Spar shop in Piccadilly and stole cigarettes and alcohol. He also broke into Ladbrokes on Piccadilly but did not manage to take anything.
He was arrested shortly before midnight.
Detective Chief Inspector Bob Tonge from the Major Incident Team said: 'This is the largest custodial sentence to date that an offender has received following disorder in the city centre and Salford a month ago.
'We will continue to bring those responsible for these crimes to justice. The public response has made it clear that they will not tolerate their community being damaged in this way and I would urge them to continue to support us in our quest to bring the offenders before the courts.
'If you were involved, I would ask you to hand yourself in to the police.'