Wanted Sheffield man jailed for burglary

Liam Tarantini.
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Justice has finally caught up with a Sheffield burglar who evaded police capture after he was jailed for nearly four years.

Police issued an appeal for wanted man Liam Tarantini in December last year in connection with burglary offences in the city.

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After avoiding capture he was arrested in January and brought before Sheffield Crown Court on Wednesday, July 18, where he pleaded guilty to burglary, driving while disqualified and driving with no insurance.

The 19-year-old, of Bankwood Road, Gleadless Valley, was jailed for 30 months for burglary, two months for driving while disqualified and 12-months for breaching a suspended sentence, bringing his total prison time to 44 months.

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Tarantini also received a two-year disqualification from driving.

After the case, PC David Stacey said: "Burglary is an intrusive and upsetting crime for victims, with its impact felt across the community.

“Tarantini knew he was wanted by police and deliberately eluded officers, creating significant demand for the burglary team as we tried to track him down.

“I am pleased he pleaded guilty and accepted responsibility for his crimes.

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"He is now behind bars and I hope the community is reassured by the action taken by police to get this individual off the streets.”