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Pair plead guilty to Taverham chemicals burglary

Two men have pleaded guilty to a burglary where Nitros Oxide was targeted in Norwich last week.

On Wednesday July 26  a property on Fir Covert Road was broken into and nitros  oxide and entonol containers stolen.

Police conducted an area search and detained two men in connection with the incident.

18-year-old Leif Doolan-Notschild, of Winalls Yard in Norwich, and 19-year-old Nicholas Winter, of Empsons Loke, in Winterton-on-Sea, were later charged with burglary.

They were remanded in custody and appeared in front of magistrates in Norwich on July 27 where they pleaded guilty.

They have now both been bailed until Thursday August 24 when they will appear at Norwich Magistrates’ Court for a pre-sentence report to be prepared.

Detective Inspector Darren Tate said: “Nitrous oxide is a gas with several legitimate uses, but if used inappropriately there is a risk of death as a lack of oxygen can occur.

“I hope this crime highlights the fact that NOS is being targeted by thieves. If you are a business which uses this gas please make sure it is sufficiently secured and where possible with CCTV covering its location.

“I also hope this sends a strong message to those thinking of stealing these canisters. We will do all we can to identify offenders and will make sure they are brought before a court.”