A burglar was jailed for 32 months after carrying out two burglaries in Great Yarmouth, just days after he had been released from prison for his last offences.

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Wayne Grimes, 42, was confronted by the home owner after he was found in the living room of a house in Ordnance Road.

The same day he put his hand through an open window of a home in King’s Street, but was seen by the owner, only to make another attempt 15 minutes later, Norwich Crown Court heard on Friday.

Martin Ivory, prosecuting, said that Grimes had a bad record for dishonesty and was on early release from a 40-month sentence for burglary, when he committed the latest offences.

Grimes of Barnards Yard, Norwich, admitted the two burglaries and asked for one other offence to be taken into consideration.

Jailing him for 32 months, Recorder Alexander Milne said he had a “very poor record” and had spent most of the past few years in prison.

“There is a very real risk, if not already, of you becoming institutionalised.”

He accepted that Grimes had difficulties but said: “I have a duty to the public as domestic burglary is a deeply upsetting and traumatic experience for people.”

Guy Ayers for Grimes, said that he wanted to break his cycle of offending but needed help to do it.

He said that Grimes now had a desire to change.

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