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Bristol man jailed for burglary and fraud offences

Anthony Paul Squire
Anthony Paul Squire

A 50-year-old man from Bristol has been jailed for four years for burglary and fraud offences.

Anthony Paul Squire, of Berwick Road, was convicted following a trial at Bristol Crown Court of one count of burglary and four counts of fraud.

Squire committed a “creeper” style burglary in which he broke into a property in Treefield Place overnight on 31 May/1 June, while the occupant slept inside.

He stole money, cards and a purse, later using the card to withdraw money and buy goods. One of the fraud convictions related to the use of a card which had been taken in a separate burglary.

Investigating officer PC Sean Vine said: “Anthony Squire committed these offences while out on licence following a previous conviction for similar offences.

“This was one of the early investigations carried out following the launch of Operation Remedy, which is focusing on tackling burglary, drugs and violent crime in our communities.

“Burglary is a highly invasive crime which can have a lasting impact on victims – that’s why we’re committed to bringing offenders like Squire to justice.”