December 4 2013 Latest news:
Friday, August 30, 2013
A man who burgled a flat in Great Yarmouth while the occupants were out and stole valuables worth £1,000 was caught after he left blood at the scene, a court heard.
Neil Sadler, 36, had entered the flat in Devonshire Road with another man and stole jewellery, DVDs and a laptop, Norwich Crown Court heard.
Sadler was later arrested for the break-in after his blood was found on a duvet in the flat.
None of the items were recovered.
Sadler of Ordnance Road, Great Yarmouth admitted the burglary on July 7 and was jailed for 14 months. He also admitted being in breach of an eight-week suspended sentence order.
Rob New, for Sadler, said that he had alcohol and drug problems, and at the time of the burglary was under the influence of alcohol and had not kept any stolen items.
“The other person took all the items away,” he said.
He said that Sadler now wanted to change his life around: “He accepts his beh- aviour was irresponsible.”
Jailing him, Judge Nicholas Coleman accepted Sadler had problems and wanted a clean start but warned: “If you continue to commit offences, the sentences will get longer and longer.”