Ipswich: Alleged burglar spotted on ‘Ipswich burglars’ website by witnesses

Ipswich Crown Court

Ipswich Crown Court

Witnesses to an alleged burglary in Ipswich identified the man they claimed was responsible on an website claiming to reveal offenders, a court has heard.

The three witnesses recognised 27-year-old Kearon Braybrook’s picture on the “Ipswich burglars” website and then picked him out at a video identification parade, Ipswich Crown Court heard.

Laura Kenyon, prosecuting, said a woman living in Cheltenham Avenue had heard a smashing sound from her neighbour’s house at around 2pm on March 7 and when she went outside to investigate she saw a man in her neighbour’s garden.

She went to another neighbour’s house to get help and when she returned she found the man was now in her garden, Miss Kenyon said.

When the man was asked what he was doing he claimed he was hiding because he had been chased by a group of men.

One of the neighbour’s had tried to take his photograph with a mobile phone but the man had walked off, Miss Kenyon added.

It was then discovered that a window had been smashed in a sunroom of the property where the man had first been seen and the police were called.

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The court heard that Braybrook had a number of convictions for burglary going back to 2006.

Braybrook, of Maidenhall Approach, Ipswich has denied burglary and stealing a watch, sunglasses and an empty make up bag.

The court heard that after he was arrested on March 10 glass fragments which matched glass from the broken window of the house in Cheltenham Avenue were found on his clothing.

Braybrook denied being responsible for the break-in and claimed he had been in Ipswich town centre at the time.

The trial continues today.

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