South Leeds crime round-up: June 26

 Drug addict jailed

A local 34 year old drug addict with a £300 a day habit has been jailed after breaking into a Beeston mosque; one of many that he targeted throughout West Yorkshire during his burglary spree which included 20 separate visit to the Leeds Islamic centre.

He was caught on CCTV after breaking into a mosque on Dark Lane, Batley on 27 March and one of his fingerprints found on a charity box helped seal his fate. The man admitted 17 offences; his haul is thought to have been around £5700. He pleaded guilty and was sentenced to 3 years in prison.

Hunslet theft

A report was received of a theft from a motor vehicle on Belinda Street in Hunslet. The vehicle had a front near side window broken and items were stolen.

Officers viewed local CCTV footage and two males were seen to approach the vehicle and throw an object at the window causing the damage. One of the males was seen to grab property from within before making off on foot.

There was then an area search conducted by NPT officers. A male matching the images from the CCTV was seen and, following a foot chase, the male was detained by PC Samantha Lee from Holbeck NPT. The male was arrested on suspicion of theft from a motor vehicle.

Druken male

On Monday 18 June at 1pm police received an emergency call from the Beeston area regarding a very drunken male seen to be staggering in the street whilst waving around a kitchen knife. A male, aged 49 years, was apprehended and disarmed without causing anyone any harm.

Nuisance is warned

On Thursday 14 June police received a call from NHS staff about a nuisance male. Due to his unreasonable behaviour the man had been banned from his own doctor’s surgery and had been advised to attend A&E outside of office hours.

He refused to accept this and phoned the NHS call centre 50 times and was  abusive to staff.

Thanks to a lengthy chat from patient officers the male stopped this behaviour and was warned that should he start again he will be arrested.