Teenager’s foot­prints all over bur­glary

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - Front Page -

A TEENAGE bur­glar was caught out af­ter he took a soggy run through a park and left his muddy foot­prints at the scene of the crime.

Dean Marney, 19, of By­brook Road, Ken­ning­ton, thought to wear gloves to bur­gle a home in Mote Av­enue, Maid­stone, but was not so clever when it came to his footwear.

Once of­fi­cers ar­rived at the scene, they eas­ily tracked Marney down be­cause not only had he left a trail of foot­prints but had also man­aged to drop all his ill-got­ten gains.

Marney ad­mit­ted one count of bur­glary when he ap­peared at Maid­stone Mag­is­trates’ Court .

Noel Watkins, pros­e­cut­ing, said: “He left a paper trail.

“He had been in Mote Park which was wet and muddy. They found foot­prints.

“The (stolen) items were strewn all over the road so of­fi­cers just fol­lowed.”

Cather­ine Sparks, de­fend­ing, said: “He has been tak­ing cannabis since he was 13.

“He has noth­ing to do but come to Maid­stone and drink and take cannabis.”

Mag­is­trates ad­journed Marney’s sen­tenc­ing un­til Mon­day, June 7. He is on un­con­di­tional bail.

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