Preston burglar armed with knife is jailed after shopkeeper live streams his arrest on Facebook

A notorious Preston burglar, who was found carrying a knife when he was chased and arrested by police, has been jailed.

Monday, 15th November 2021, 1:07 pm
Updated Monday, 15th November 2021, 2:19 pm

On Saturday (November 13), the Post reported that a suspected burglar and shoplifter had been arrested outside Lane Ends Surgery in Tulketh Brow following a police chase.

A local shopkeeper helped officers detain him and then used his phone to live-stream the arrest on Facebook, as the man was cuffed and led into the back of a police van.

The suspect - one of Preston's Most Wanted - was arrested and later charged on suspicion of burglary and for possession of a 4 inch knife (pictured).

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Josh Corey, 28, of no fixed address, has been jailed for 4 months for burglary and possession of a knife, after he was chased and arrested by police in Tulketh Brow, Preston on Friday (November 12). Pic: Matt Rivers

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He appeared at Preston Magistrates' Court on Saturday morning (November 13) where he pleaded guilty to both offences.

He has been committed to prison for 4 months and ordered to pay a £127 victim surcharge.

The 28-year-old being led to a police van following his arrest on suspicion of burglary and possession of a knife in Tulketh Brow, Preston on Friday, November 12. Pic: Matt Rivers

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A local shopkeeper helped officers detain Corey and then used his phone to live-stream the thief's arrest on Facebook. Pic: Matt Rivers
Josh Corey, a serial Preston shoplifter, was previously jailed for 14 months in December 2019 after he was found to have stolen goods worth more than £1,000 in a shoplifting spree. Pic: Matt Rivers
Josh Corey was found in possession of this 4-inch knife after he was chased and tackled to the ground by police officers in Tulketh Brow, Preston on Friday, November 13