Man Jailed for Multiple Theft and Vehicle Interference Offences

Following a Thames Valley Police investigation, a man has been sentenced for multiple theft and vehicle interference offences in Reading and Henley-on-Thames.

Paul Thatcher, aged 43, of no fixed abode, was arrested on Friday (24/1) and charged with three counts of vehicle interference and three counts of theft from motor vehicle the following day.

Five of the offences occurred between 13 January and 21 January at various locations in Reading, and the sixth offence took place in the early hours of the morning on 10 December last year outside The Saracens Head public house in Henley-on-Thames. The offences involved vehicles being broken into and items being stolen.

Thatcher appeared at Reading Magistrates’ Court on Saturday morning (25/1) where he pleaded guilty to all six counts.

He was subsequently jailed for eight weeks.

Investigating officer PC Camelia Pacurar of the Reading Neighbourhood Policing Team, said: “Following a comprehensive investigation, the strength of evidence against Thatcher led to an early guilty plea and sentence at court.

“Thames Valley Police will not tolerate offending of this nature and will also strive to bring those to justice who commit such invasive crimes.”

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