December 10 2013 Latest news:
Tuesday, September 10, 2013
A burglar who raided an Ipswich home while the family who lived there had gone out for the day has been jailed for nearly two-and-a-half years.
Ashley Shadwell, who has two previous convictions for house burglaries, made an untidy search of the lounge and the children’s bedrooms before making off with property valued at £1,500.
His haul included a games console, computer games, jewellery, DVDs and a wallet – none of which was recovered, Ipswich Crown Court heard.
Shadwell, 24, of Hawke Road, Ipswich, admitted burglary at a house in Rosehill Road in the town on August 4 and was jailed for 876 days. Sentencing him, Recorder John Brooke-Smith described the offence as “unpleasant and anti-social”.
Robert Sadd, prosecuting, told the court that Shadwell was arrested after his DNA was found on a torch left at the scene of the burglary.
The court heard that Shadwell had committed two other house burglaries in 2010 and 2011.
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