Burglar is caught red-handed

Issue 615

A BURGLAR from Dewsbury was jailed for nearly three years after leaving his glove at the scene of a crime.

Gary Hughes, of North Park Street, stole jewellery worth £5,000 plus cash, a camera and two passports on November 27.

But he was traced through DNA, having dropped a glove at the property on Badgers’ Walk in Heckmondwike.

And Richard Smith, prosecuting at Leeds Crown Court, said a pair of trainers found at the 34-year-old’s home fitted marks left at the scene.

The items were taken from an upstairs bedroom after Hughes forced a kitchen window. Some of the goods were also found. Hughes was already serving a suspended jail sentence for handling stolen property.

Michael Greenhalgh, for Hughes, who admitted burglary, said his client has two young children and needed money for Christmas

He was jailed for two years and five months, with the six-month suspended sentence added on.

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