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Belfast man Brady jailed for 40th charge of burglary

By Ashleigh McDonald

A man who was recorded breaking into a house in broad daylight has been sentenced for his 40th burglary charge.

Described by a judge as a "career burglar", Kevin Brady, from Marsden Terrace in Belfast, was jailed for 18 months after targeting two homes in Newtownabbey last summer.

Prosecutor Simon Jenkins told Belfast Crown Court that on June 24 last year, police were called to the Serpentine Road by a resident who had recorded a man breaking into a house.

When police arrived a short time later, they were shown the recording.

Mr Jenkins said officers at the scene then saw Brady walking along the road carrying two white plastic bags.

He dropped the bags and tried to flee, but ended up in a struggle with a police sergeant.

A number of stolen items were recovered.

The 34 year-old will also serve two years on licence after his release.

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