Two Preston men jailed after 'terrifying' aggravated burglary involving baseball bat

Two men from Preston have been jailed for more than six years after an aggravated burglary in Preston.

Thursday, 30th January 2020, 6:40 pm
Updated Thursday, 30th January 2020, 6:50 pm

Two men who committed a "terrifying and sustained attack" on two residents in an aggravated burglary have been jailed for more than six years.

Armed with a baseball bat, Liam Hodgson, 28, and Michael Dawson, 22, attended Meadow Brook house in St Ignatius Square, Preston in October 2019.

Police say they forced their way into the address and threatened the two occupants before subjecting them to a "terrifying and sustained attack" while stealing various items from inside the property.

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(Credit: Lancashire Police)

Lancashire Police's Team 1 Response officers rushed to the scene and detained the two men hiding in another flat in the building.

Officers then seized the baseball bat and found the outstanding stolen property.

Hodgson, of Lancaster Road North, and Dawson of Bloomfield Court, were subsequently charged with aggravated burglary and remanded until the trial date which was set to take place in March.

The two men have since pleaded guilty at Preston Crown Court and both have been sentenced to six years & nine months in prison.

Liam Hodgson (left), 28, and Michael Dawson (right), 22, have been jailed for more than six years. (Credit: Lancashire Police)

PC Robinson, of Preston Police, said: “I am delighted with the sentences imposed on both men and believe that this is a considerable amount of jail time and reflects the seriousness of the crime and the effect it has had on the two victims since the events.”

Lancashire Constabulary says it will continue to work hard in policing our communities and bringing those who commit crime to justice.