A BIRKENHEAD 'menace' has been jailed for four years after burgling homes across Wirral.

Liam Brennan, 27, originally from Birkenhead but more recently Moreton, was arrested in June after a wanted appeal was put out my Merseyside Police in April.

He was then charged with: burglary and two thefts of two cars from the same incident in April at a home in Bebington; disqualified driving; a burglary from a garage in Heswall in May in which a car was used to try and force access to a business.

The cars from the first offence were later recovered.

Brennan was sentenced to four years in prison on Friday, July 19 at Liverpool Crown Court.

Detective inspector Steve Ball, who leads Operation Castle, said: “Brennan has been an absolute menace to communities in Wirral for some time, as evidenced by those offences for which he has been convicted and sentenced.

“We are pleased that Brennan is off the streets and hope that people across the Wirral are reassured by this news.

"At Operation Castle, we continue to locate, arrest and put before the courts those who invade homes and businesses in our communities, and in doing so cause great distress and harm to victims.

"Tell us what you know and we’ll act on all your information to keep having such positive results.

“There is crime prevention advice available on our website and I would particularly ask that people lock all their windows and doors before going to bed, move any vehicle keys away from sight of windows and the reach of letter boxes and lock garden tools in sheds so that they cannot be used to force entry into properties.”

Anyone with information on suspected burglary or the sale or storage of suspected stolen items can also pass information to Merseyside Police via social media @MerPolCC, call 101 or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.