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Man admits two city burglaries and carrying razor blade during lockdown

PUBLISHED: 12:04 26 May 2020 | UPDATED: 12:04 26 May 2020

Gentleman's Walk in Norwich, where Christopher Stevenson was found carrying a razor blade. Picture: Simon Parkin

Gentleman's Walk in Norwich, where Christopher Stevenson was found carrying a razor blade. Picture: Simon Parkin

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A man has admitted breaking into two city homes - including one incident while the country was in the midst of lockdown.

Appearing in Norwich Crown Court via video link, Christopher Stevenson, 26, admitted to carrying out two burglaries a month apart, including one weeks into the Covid-19 pandemic lockdown.

On Monday, March 23, the day prime minister Boris Johnson announced the measures, Stevenson, currently of HMP Norwich, entered a home on King Street, Norwich and made off with keys, a bank card and an iPad, the court heard.

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Then on Wednesday, April 22, Stevenson entered a home on St Faith’s Lane, also Norwich - though it was not specified whether he took any items from the property.

On the same day, he was found to be carrying a razor blade on Gentleman’s Walk in the city.

Representing himself, Stevenson pleaded guilty to all three charges.

He will be sentenced on Tuesday, June 9.


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