Man behind bars for attempted burglaries in Newham

A man who carried out a series of attempted burglaries in Newham has been was jailed for for almost three years.

George Fisher, aged 42, of North Street, Plaistow, was imprisoned and handed a five-year Anti-Social Behaviour Order (ASBO) prohibiting him from being in any part of Newham at night, entering private property without permission and being in possession of drug paraphernalia.

He admitted to five attempted burglaries along with a motor vehicle offence.

Newham Crime Squad launched an operation earlier in the year to investigate Fisher’s activities. While they were monitoring him, the team discovered that he regularly targeted residential premises.

PC Graeme Underwood, Investigating Officer, said: “Fisher’s conviction has brought a fitting end to a lengthy investigation. Newham’s crime squad continues to target burglars and would-be burglars to protect the community from the loss and distress caused by this crime.”