Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 10°C

min temp: 2°C

Search

Hadleigh: Teen burglar who left footprints in the snow must do 80 hours community work

PUBLISHED: 16:27 26 February 2013 | UPDATED: 16:27 26 February 2013

Footprints left in the snow

Footprints left in the snow

(c) copyright citizenside.com

A TEENAGER who was caught after leaving a trail of footprints in the snow after burgling a toy store has been sentenced to a youth rehabilitation order.

The 17-year-old was caught after police followed the trail to an address in Hadleigh around 160 metres away from the shop which had been broken into.

The youth – who can not be named due to his age – must carry out 80 hours of unpaid work as part of the 12-month supervision order given to him by Bury St Edmunds magistrates.

His accomplice Kane Burton, 20, of Willowcroft Road, Ipswich, was given 16 weeks in custody at an earlier hearing.

The pair admitted burgling Osborn and Williams in Hadleigh High Street on January 14. The hapless thieves were arrested minutes after raiding the store.

At the time of the incident, Burton was on release from prison ‘on licence’ after being sentenced to two years for breaking the leg of his ten-week old son.

Police were called to Osborn and Williams after a member of the public heard the sound of breaking glass. Previously West Suffolk Magistrates’ Court heard when officers arrived, footprints in fresh snow led them to the Old School House on Market Place, Hadleigh, where Burton was living at the time.

Police were let into the property by a man who said he had seen Burton and the teenager, and that they had told him they had committed a burglary.

Related articles

0 comments

An inquest has opened into the death of a “totally loved” Essex 18-year-old, who died after crashing into a roadside barrier.

Familiar faces from across the county came together for the University of Suffolk’s first honorary graduates and fellows dinner as part of its year of celebration.

A man who stole seven bottles of vodka from Tescos in Ipswich told a court he took them to give to the Salvation Army.

A serious crash on the A140 this morning is being dealt with by the emergency services.

Time-travelling children became museum curators as part of a heritage site’s work with local schools.

The return of the Tour of Britain is the latest major sporting event to come to Suffolk, following the Great East Run’s decision to run the 13.1mile route on the streets of Ipswich for the first time.

A stretch of the A14 was closed for more than seven hours after cattle were reported wandering the road.

One of cycling’s biggest sporting events returns to Suffolk this September – with a stage entirely contained within the county for the first time.

Sir Elton John has spent two days in intensive care after contracting a “potentially deadly” bacterial infection, it has been revealed.

A cold Monday night couldn’t stop Anglo-Iranian comedian Omid Djalili warming up a delighted Regent as he rolled into Ipswich for the latest stop on his Schmuck for a Night mega-tour.

Most read

Most commented

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Topic pages

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter
MyDate24 MyPhotos24