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A prolific York burglar has been sentenced to four years in prison.

Michael Andrew Hester, 40, appeared at York Crown Court on Monday 29 July 2013, charged with one count of burglary and one count of receiving stolen property.

He pleaded guilty to both offences and received four years’ imprisonment.

The offences relate to a burglary at a property on Newlands Park Drive, when a mobile phone and cash were stolen and receiving a stolen Dictaphone at York Railway Station. Both offences took place between Saturday 6 July and Thursday 11 July 2013.

Detective Chief Inspector Steve Smith said: “This sentence is a great result for both the police and the public in York.

“The fact Hester will spend time behind bars for his offences affords the residents of York, especially those in the Acomb area, protection from his criminal behaviour.”

Hester was first convicted in 1986 and has 145 previous convictions. He has already served four and half years in prison for burglaries committed in York.

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