Risca man jailed for break-in offences
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Anthony Haines, 51, appeared at Cardiff Crown Court where he pled guilty to burglary and causing criminal damage after breaking into a Risca address.
A Risca man will spend more than a year in prison after he pleaded guilty to burglary and causing criminal damage at an address in Pontymister.
Anthony Haines, 51, appeared at Cardiff Crown Court on Tuesday 14 September in relation to an offence committed on Friday 18 June.
He pleaded guilty to one count of burglary and one count of criminal damage after he broke into a property and caused damage to items within it.
DC Matthew Pearce, the officer in the case, said: “Anthony Haines used a knife to cause significant damage at the property, after he broke into the address.
“Even though the victim was away at the time, this incident has caused great alarm and distress.
“This was a particularly traumatic and upsetting ordeal for the victim, and I hope the sentence will go some way to providing some comfort to them.”
Haines was jailed for one year and four months – or 16 months – in total.