Doncaster Burglar Jailed for 34 Months

A Doncaster burglar who forced entry to house and stole property while the occupants slept upstairs has been jailed for 34 months.

Liam Askin, 24, of Poplar Avenue, Dunscroft and two others forced their way into the property on Trent Gardens, Kirk Sandall during the early hours of 9 May this year, stealing a number of items including keys to a car that was later stolen from the drive.

Askin was linked to the burglary through forensic evidence and arrested on 8 June. When searched by officers, he was also found to be in possession of a kitchen cutting knife and was arrested.

Askin appeared before Sheffield Crown Court on Friday (7 July) where he admitted to burglary, theft of a motor vehicle and possession of a bladed article and was sentenced to 34 months in prison.

Detective Constable Mark Parry, from Doncaster’s Op Castle burglary response, said: “This is another positive result for our burglary response and Offender Management Unit as we continue in our efforts to bring to justice those who are committing burglary offences across the district.

“We know how distressing burglary is for victims, having their personal spaces violated and the property they have worked hard for stolen.

“Hopefully this sentence will give the victims in this instance, and the wider Doncaster community, some satisfaction and act as a deterrent to those who are considering following the same route as Askin.”

If you have any information relating to burglary in your area, you can report it to direct or anonymously by contacting independent charity Crimestoppers on freephone 0800 555 111 or by completing an online form at

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