Junkie burglar threw a wobbler on stolen bike

Junkie burglar threw a wobbler on stolen bike

A BURGLAR who was seen in Batley wobbling along on a stolen bike with his loot, was jailed for four years.

Drug addict Nathan Burton, 36, broke into a flat on Oaks Road, Soothill, on November 27 last year.

Leeds Crown Court heard he took items including a laptop, camera, jewellery and a Kindle.

Burton, of Machells Mill, Whitehall Way, Dewsbury, was on bail for another break-in at the time.

The court was told Burton turned to drugs after he was the victim of a violent kidnapping in 1995.

Police enquiries into the Oaks Road incident revealed a bike worth about £500 had been stolen from an address nearby.

A check of CCTV showed Burton riding the bike away from the scene while trying to carry a blue bag.

Rukhshanda Hussain, prosecuting, said: “He had very little control of the bike because of the property he was carrying.”

Burton admitted burglary and theft. He also asked for nine other offences of commercial burglary and theft to be taken into consideration.

Judge Tom Bayliss QC said in sentencing that the woman whose flat Burton had burgled was now nervous about living in her own home.

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