Bur­glar puts his foot in it

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A BUR­GLAR who left a sock at the scene of a bur­glary has been jailed for three-and-a-half years.

A court heard that 28-year-old An­drew Wil­son had re­ceived jail sen­tences to­talling 16 years be­fore his lat­est of­fences.

He left clues be­hind at two break-ins com­mit­ted within a fort­night last year – a sock and his bike at one and a foot­print at the other.

Teesside Crown Court heard that his DNA was found in the sock, and the print lifted from a win­dowsill matched his train­ers.

Af­ter­shave, cash and jew­ellery were stolen.

Wil­son, of Stock­ton-onTees, ad­mit­ted bur­glary to feed his drug habit.

The judge said Wil­son was “...com­fort­able in prison, that’s the prob­lem.”

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