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Jailed: Brent burglary trio who funded their drug habit through their crimes

PUBLISHED: 17:17 19 August 2015 | UPDATED: 17:17 19 August 2015

Left to right: Andrew, Wassef and Butcher

Left to right: Andrew, Wassef and Butcher

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Three drug addicts from Brent who carried out burglaries to fund their habit have been jailed for a total of 12 years.

Seasoned criminals Pierre Nader Wassef, 35, of Wykeham Hill Wembley, Christopher Andrew, 43 of Dartmouth Road, Cricklewood and 36-year-old Eric Butcher carried out a four-month crime spree across London and the Home Counties.

Detectives from Brent Police snared the trio after they carried out a covert surveillance operation and stopped them as they drove around in Ealing.

Officers recovered stolen property and various tools used to beak into homes in the car.

All three were jailed for four years each at Isleworth Crown Court after admitting suspicion of conspiracy to commit burglary.

Detective Constable Natalie O’Farrell, from Brent Police, said: “All three males are career criminals and in particular, burglars. They have all previously served terms of imprisonment for burglary offences.

“Local residents can be assured that Brent Crime Squad will put the fear in to burglary offenders operating on this borough by maintaining surveillance on them and arresting them when they least expect it.”

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