Jail for Portsmouth teenager who burgled more than 21 properties

Liam Warrener
Liam Warrener
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A TEENAGER with one of the worst burglary records a judge has ever seen for his age is back behind bars.

Liam Warrener has convictions for 69 previous crimes – including more than 21 break-ins.

Seventeen of those were burglaries of people’s homes.

Now Warrener has been jailed for three years for his latest crime.

Addressing the teenager, Stephen Climie, sentencing, said: ‘At 19 years of age you have one of the worst records I have seen for someone of that age in relation to offences of burglary and you know that the law requires me to impose at the very least a sentence of three years imprisonment.’

Recorder Climie added: ‘If the same thing were to happen next time people would be considering sentences in terms of six, seven, eight years – you need to understand that.’

Portsmouth Crown Court heard the teenager was caught after a footprint left at the crime scene in Moorings Way, Southsea, was found to match his trainer.

He targeted the shared home between midnight and 5am on September 11, getting in to the property through a patio door that prosecutor Martyn Booth said had been left unlocked.

One person who lived there awoke the following morning to discover the ground floor of the home had been searched.

Warrener, of Fratton Road, Fratton, Portsmouth, had fled with a laptop, games console and euros.

A neighbour who heard a noise in the early hours on the night of the burglary went outside and found discarded property including documents belonging to people who lived in the house Warrener burgled.

Mr Booth said: ‘On September 13 this defendant was picked up by the police in relation to breaching his Home Office curfew (for a previous offence).

‘He was wearing a set of trainers that matched the model of the trainers wanted in relation to this case.’

The court head Warrener has had a difficult upbringing.

Katharine Da Costa, defending, said of his previous convictions: ‘It is a dreadful record for a young man who is aged 19 but perhaps not surprising when his background is properly put into context.

‘He has never had anyone to chaperone him.’

19-year-old crook has 69 previous convictions

AT the age of just 19, Liam Warrener’s record is a lengthy one.

Portsmouth Crown Court heard the teenager has convictions for 69 previous crimes in addition to the burglary at Moorings Way in Portsmouth.

These include 17 house burglaries and an additional 14 offences that were

taken into consideration at a previous hearing.

He has also committed four non-dwelling burglaries and is convicted for two counts of handling stolen goods.

Warrener also had convictions for 46 counts of theft and similar offences.