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Burglars jailed for parole break-ins

By Michael Donnelly

Two burglars already serving prison terms have been given more jail time for breaking into houses while out on bail or parole.

Jailing each for 18 months, Judge David McFarland yesterday told Henry Hayes (20) and 22-year-old Richard Alexander McAleese that their sentences would begin immediately.

Hayes, with an address at Downpatrick Green, Newtownabbey, pleaded guilty to burgling a home in the Jordonstown area last March. He took a camera, jewellery, a mobile phone and £400 in cash.

At the time Hayes was on bail for another burglary for which he later received a two-year jail term in June. McAleese, whose address was given as Magilligan prison, had just been released from jail when he committed his burglaries, targeting near-derelict or student accommodation between May and June last year.

Prosecution lawyer Joseph Murphy told Belfast Crown Court at the time McAleese was in breach of his two-year licensed parole. Following his arrest his licence was revoked and was returned to jail to serve out the sentence.

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