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Burglars jailed after stealing Lewisham primary school milk
TWO burglars who swiped four pints of milk from a Lewisham primary school and were discovered by police hiding in the playground have been jailed.
Officers were called out to St Mary's Church of England Primary in Lewisham High Street at around 2am on February 5 after the alarm was raised.
Police and a dog unit searched the grounds and came across the two crooks hiding in the playground. They had with them four bottles of milk stolen from the school kitchen.
Following their arrest, 20-year-old James Privett and Craig Brocklehurst, aged 19, admitted carrying out the burglary.
They also admitted three other raids at the school early last year which saw computers and televisions stolen.
They also admitted two further burglaries on a vulnerable man's home in Bromley.
At Woolwich Crown Court on March 14, unemployed Privett, of Pleydell Gardens, Anerley Hill, Crystal Palace, was sentenced to a total of four and a half years in prison.
Brocklehurst, of Thomas Lane, Catford, received the same sentence.
Detective Constable Andy Clark of Lewisham Serious Acquisitive Crime Unit said: "Burglary is a priority crime for the borough and we understand the impact this type of offence causes on victims, especially in this case vulnerable victims.
"These men took it upon themselves to enter a school not once but four times, helping themselves to a number of items which were used to help educate children and I am glad that we have been able to capture them and they have been brought to justice."