Man jailed 12 months for Great Yarmouth burglary

Norwich Crown Courtpicture by Adrian Juddfor EDP

Norwich Crown Courtpicture by Adrian Juddfor EDP - Credit: Archant

A man, who burgled a home in Great Yarmouth, in which jewellery of sentimental value was stolen has been jailed for 12 months.

David Jones, 33, was on early release from prison on licence when he took part in the burglary at the home in Collingwood Road, Norwich Crown Court heard.

William Carter, prosecuting, said the owner returned to find an untidy search of their property and jewellery of sentimental value taken from the couple's bedroom.

Mr Carter said that entry had been gained by smashing a rear window at the property A computer was also stolen.

Jones was arrested after he was seen on security camera entering the property with another man.

Jones, of no fixed address admitted the burglary on March 5.

Peter Spary, for Jones, said that heroin had been his problem and he was in a 'bad place' when he carried out the burglary.

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'He accepts he went there but did not keep any of the items and cannot remember what was taken, His life was a complete mess.'

He said that Jones now wanted to get his life back on track.

Sentencing him, Judge Stephen Holt said that break-ins like this were deeply upsetting for the householders: 'It does not take much to imagine what effect it would have on that man and his wife.'

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