'Prolific' Daniel Meehan, of Albion Hill in Brighton, had 31 previous convictions for burglary, vehicle offences and anti-social behaviour when he was charged with burgling properties in Woodingdean last year. On January 12, the court heard Meehan, 28, broke into properties in Burnham Close and Batemans Road between June 27 and 28, 2020, stealing items including a wallet, sunglasses and a changing bag. He took keys to a car with which he drove to petrol stations and shops, where he used a victim's card to buy alcohol and cigarettes. On June 30, police searched a property in Rosedean Close where he had previously been staying and found several stolen items. After several 'wanted' appeals, Meehan was found hiding on a roof on August 12 and arrested. He was sentenced to three years and two months in prison after pleading guilty to two counts of burglary, taking a vehicle without the owner’s consent, fraud by false representation, and escaping lawful custody.

Locked up in Sussex 2021: These are some the criminals jailed between January and June

It has been another busy year for judges, juries and magistrates across Sussex.

Thursday, 23rd December 2021, 5:22 pm

Here we take a look at some of the criminals locked up during the first six months of 2021.

All of the information below comes from either Sussex Police or our reporters attending court in person.

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