Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 26°C

min temp: 16°C

Search

The pigs have arrived. See the latest

Pigs Gone Wild

news here.

Ipswich/Hadleigh: Bungling burglar leaves police the perfect trail - footprints in the snow

15:01 31 January 2013

Kane Burton - caught by Inspector snow

Kane Burton - caught by Inspector snow

Archant

AFTER breaking into a Suffolk toy shop, a burglar thought he had made a clean getaway and evaded police.

But what the hapless raider failed to realise was that he had left a trail of footprints in the fresh snow – leading officers directly from the crime scene to the address where he was staying.

Kane Burton, 20, of Willowcroft Road, Ipswich, is now behind bars after admitting the burglary at Osborn and William in Hadleigh High Street on January 14.

Burton and a 17-year-old, who cannot be named but who also admitted burglary, were arrested just minutes after raiding the store - after being tracked around 200 yards from the crime scene.

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 a 10-week old baby.

West Suffolk Magistrates’ Court in Bury St Edmunds was told that police had been called to the Hadleigh shop after a member of the public heard the sound of breaking glass.

Rosalind Cappleman, prosecuting, said 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.

She said that 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.

Miss Cappleman said that Burton was found in an “agitated way”, was wet and had blood on his hand. The 17-year-old, who will be sentenced at Ipswich Youth Court, was said to be holding a set of small digital scales that had been taken from the shop.

The court was told the raid had caused hundreds of pounds of damage and that toys and books had been taken from the shop, along with the scales which were used for weighing sweets.

Jeremy Kendall, mitigating, said that although Burton had 23 convictions for 33 offences, he had no previous record for burglary.

Mr Kendall added: “He wants to change and I ask the court to give him that opportunity.”

Sentencing Burton, District Judge Celia Dawson said: “You have failed to respond to community orders over the past few years which is another factor that means custody is the only option.”

Burton was told he would be returned to custody until the completion of his original sentence and then start a fresh 16-week sentence from mid February.

The 17-year-old will be sentenced on February 7.

4 comments

  • Where do these people get their christian names from these days?

    Report this comment

    Sarky Sage

    Thursday, January 31, 2013

  • PC Plod

    Thursday, January 31, 2013

  • Jeremy Kendall, mitigating, said that although Burton had 23 convictions for 33 offences, he had no previous record for burglary. He wants to change and I ask the court to give him that opportunity...............You really think after 33 offences he's going to change......As a tax payer I'm more than happy for my contributions to go towards an indefinite prison term. Lock him up and throw away the key.

    Report this comment

    Mr Views

    Friday, February 1, 2013

  • Very low in intelligence, it's a wonder it even knows how to put it's nappies on.

    Report this comment

    Kevin Smith

    Thursday, January 31, 2013

The views expressed in the above comments do not necessarily reflect the views of this site

Eastbound A14 traffic near the Copdock junction. Image: Keith Mindham

Drivers are currently experiencing long delays after a car crashed into the central reservation on the A14 eastbound at Nacton this evening.

Police at the Ipswich v Norwich derby.

Suffolk Constabulary has yet to confirm it will have a presence at Ipswich Town games this season - including the potentially powderkeg Old Farm Derby.

Woman repays £7,600 in overpayment claim

A Kesgrave woman has been fined after making a false statement to obtain £7,600 worth of benefits which she was not entitled to.

File picture of a car fire.

Firefighters were called to reports of three cars alight at a garage in Ipswich.

A motorist involved in a crash on the A14 in which a teenager died will live with the “huge remorse” for the rest of his life, a court has heard.

Relax and unwind

When the weather is as glorious as this, you want to do nothing more than sit back and relax.

Suffolk Police PCSOs (stock picture)

Two new PCSOs will be patrolling the streets of Bury St Edmunds from next January in a new step for local policing.

A police officer stands outside the Olympia mall in Munich, southern Germany, Friday, July 22, 2016 after shots were fired. (AP Photo/Sebastian Widmann)

The gunman who shot dead nine people and injured 16 others at a Munich shopping centre was an 18-year-old German-Iranian man, police believe.

Andy Beckwith

A former Essex man who went missing in Gibraltar has been found “in good health”, police have said.

St Helena Hospice assistant nurse Emma Young reduced staff and patients to tears in Colchester after performing Adele's Make You Feel My Love. Pic: St Helena Hospice.

A video of an assistant nurse performing an Adele song at a Colchester hospice has gone viral.

Most read

Most commented

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Topic pages

Streetlife

Newsletter Sign Up

Great British Life

Great British Life
MyDate24 MyPhotos24