Man jailed for burgling Chesterfield community hub

A man has been jailed for burgling a community hub in Chesterfield.

Monday, 20th December 2021, 4:53 pm

In April, offenders broke into Monkey Park on Chester Street, Brampton.

They caused hundreds of pounds’ worth of damage and stole several valuable items including laptops and a large TV, according to officers.

A spokesperson for Chesterfield Safer Neighbourhood Team has now said: “Darren Richardson, of Holme Hall, was arrested and later charged with this offence.

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Monkey Park community hub in Chesterfield.

“He has now been sentenced at Derby Crown Court to 16 months’ imprisonment.

“This is a good result which sends a strong message to those people who think it’s OK to burgle properties, particularly given the community aspect of the premises that they targeted on this occasion.”