A BURGLAR stole hundreds of parcels during a break-in at an industrial unit.

Meran Abdullah pinched more than 400 Hermes packages during a burglary at Penketh Business Park on Liverpool Road in January.

The 31-year-old, from Birmingham, admitted burglary at Liverpool Crown Court but was spared jailed jail on Thursday, July 11.

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He was instead handed a 12-month community order with 80 hours of unpaid work and told to pay a victim surcharge.