Prolific Hatfield burglar jailed after admitting over 80 offences

PUBLISHED: 11:42 30 October 2015 | UPDATED: 11:51 30 October 2015

Prolific offender Lee Twohihg has been jailed
Picture courtesy of Herts Police

Prolific offender Lee Twohihg has been jailed Picture courtesy of Herts Police

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A prolific Hatfield burglar has spurned a chance to turn his life around after admitting over 80 offences.

Lee Twohig, 32, of Goldings Crescent, has been jailed after failing to take the chance offered to him on the Choices and Consequences (C2) rehabilitation programme.

At St Albans Crown Court, Judge Carroll told Twohig: “You have a truly dreadful record. I believe you have some insight into the mess you have made, but it is a shame that you cannot use that insight to make the changes in your life.”

Twohig admitted offences, including burglary and shoplifting mainly in the Welwyn Hatfield area. He was sentenced to a total of seven years after committing a further burglary offence whilst on the C2 programme.

The C2 programme aims to give prolific offenders, usually with some form of addiction driving their criminality, the opportunity to put crime behind them by helping them to deal with their problems, while ensuring they do not reoffend.

As part of the terms of being selected for the programme, Twohig had to admit to all of his previous offences, over 80 in all.


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