Man pleads guilty to burgling Filey homes

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A man who targeted 14 homes in Filey as part of a burglary spree has appeared in court.

Glyn John Paul Brookes, 38, of no fixed address, appeared before Nottingham Magistrates’ Court where he admitted all charges in relation to the incidents which according to police “caused alarm for residents of Filey”.

Brookes was charged with a burglary in Filey and asked for 13 other burglaries in the town to be taken into consideration.

In addition, he was charged with two burglaries in the Nottinghamshire area.

After pleading guilty to all the burglary charges he was sent to Crown Court for sentencing, where he is due to appear on November 12.

He was also charged with an offence of escaping from lawful custody in Lincolnshire which has been sent to Crown Court.

The Filey offences were committed towards the end of September and the beginning of October where the majority of the properties targeted where unoccupied at the time.

Brookes was arrested in Nottinghamshire last week.

Speaking after his arrest Sergeant Tracy Smith, of Filey Safer Neighbourhood Team, said: “These incidents have caused alarm for the residents of Filey and I hope this latest development gives them an amount of reassurance.

“Anyone who has any concerns about safety and security should not hesitate to contact their local Safer Neighbourhood Team on 101, call in to the local police station at the Evron Centre on John Street, or drop into one of our surgeries.

“We encourage everyone to make life difficult for thieves and be security conscious as the dark nights draw in. Make use of timer switches when you go out, don’t leave valuables on display and make sure you lock your doors and windows, even if you are at home.

“If you are going away, leave your lights on timer switches and arrange for a key holder to make regular checks. If at all worried please contact Filey Police Station and a local officer will be happy to visit and give you some crime prevention advice. We would also take this opportunity to thank the residents in the areas affected by the burglaries for their valuable assistance and information.”