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Ipswich karting centre burglar is jailed for 26 weeks after being caught by passing police

PUBLISHED: 15:47 03 May 2017 | UPDATED: 15:49 03 May 2017

Anglia Karting Ipswich

Anglia Karting Ipswich

A burglar caught by police passing the scene of a break-in at a go-kart centre has been jailed for 26 weeks.

Jailed burglar Leroy ClarkeJailed burglar Leroy Clarke

Leroy Clarke, of Nacton Road, Ipswich, pleaded guilty to burglary on Bank Holiday Monday this week when he appeared before the town’s magistrates.

The 27-year-old had broken into Anglia Indoor Karting on the Farthing Road Industrial Estate and was still on the premises when police found him.

An alarm was triggered at around 5am. Officers were despatched although their colleagues were already nearby.

Clarke was inside the premises and an officer reported he was trying to kick his way out.

The officer went into the karting centre to attempt to find where the noise was coming from.

When he approached the fuel store Clarke appeared in the doorway and was arrested.

In October last year Clarke was jailed for 10 months after being the first person caught attempting to throw a rucksack filled with drugs, mobile phones and other banned items into Norwich Prison.

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