Two men who broke into Clitheroe home and attempted to steal car jailed

Two men have been jailed after breaking into a house in Clitheroe and attempting to steal a vehicle

Monday, 16th August 2021, 9:23 am
Updated Monday, 16th August 2021, 9:24 am

Lee Cox (21) and Blake Martin (20), of Darwen, were sentenced at Preston Crown Court in relation to a burglary at a house in George Street, Clitheroe, in the early hours of Thursday, October 15th, last year.

A police spokesman said: "On the morning in question the pair managed to succesfully gain entry to the victim's home address where they proceeded to steal a set of house and vehicle keys from inside. The pair then attempted to use the vehicle keys to steal the victims motor vehicle from the driveway, however, they were confronted by the victim resulting in them fleeing on foot.

"The pair were detained and arrested inside a taxi which was bound for Darwen town centre

The pair were sentenced at Preston Crown Court

"Lee Cox was sentenced to three years and five months, while Blake Martin was jailed for three years."