Latchford burglar who left his cigarette lighter at a house he stole from is jailed

Latchford burglar who left his cigarette at a house he stole from is jailed

Latchford burglar who left his cigarette at a house he stole from is jailed

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A BURGLAR, who was caught by police after leaving a cigarette lighter at one of his victim’s homes, is now behind bars.

Steven Stone, of Cantilever Gardens, Latchford, was sentenced to 14 months in prison after he went on a crime spree in the town between February and April.

The 35-year-old pleaded guilty to four counts of burglary but also admitted a further three offences after he claimed he wanted to ‘wipe the slate clean’ and turn his life around.

The court heard how Stone had ransacked seven homes across the town including houses in Cantilever Gardens and Fairfield Road in Stockton Heath.

Prosecuting Peter Hussey said: “The defendant has admitted all of the offences. His motivation was that he had run up a gambling debt and was at risk of losing his flat.”

Items stolen included electrical products, watches and a vintage bottle of champagne.

Some of the goods have since been recovered.

Recorder Stuart Driver said: “One victim described the impact as very upsetting and that is the typical reaction of a person on finding out their home has been burgled. The court can assume that other offences had a similar reaction for their victims.”

Stone was handed four 14 month sentences at Warrington Crown Court on Friday which are to be served concurrently.

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10:01am Wed 25 Jun 14

Cheap Mower says...

So was it his cigarette or his lighter he left behined?
So was it his cigarette or his lighter he left behined? Cheap Mower
  • Score: -2

10:04am Wed 25 Jun 14

Skippy321 says...

Typical WG. Never proof read anything.
Typical WG. Never proof read anything. Skippy321
  • Score: -1

11:56am Wed 25 Jun 14

Mark Tickle says...

Absolutely Disgusted!!
Absolutely Disgusted!! Mark Tickle
  • Score: 2

6:59pm Wed 25 Jun 14

local man says...

looks like his lighter, in the headline and the text. Bad enough being burgled but smoking in your house while he's at it - sentences should be consecutive in my opinion not concurrent.
looks like his lighter, in the headline and the text. Bad enough being burgled but smoking in your house while he's at it - sentences should be consecutive in my opinion not concurrent. local man
  • Score: 2

8:15pm Wed 25 Jun 14

Cheap Mower says...

local man wrote:
looks like his lighter, in the headline and the text. Bad enough being burgled but smoking in your house while he's at it - sentences should be consecutive in my opinion not concurrent.
It said cigarette in the headline earlier, the Guardian have changed it now
[quote][p][bold]local man[/bold] wrote: looks like his lighter, in the headline and the text. Bad enough being burgled but smoking in your house while he's at it - sentences should be consecutive in my opinion not concurrent.[/p][/quote]It said cigarette in the headline earlier, the Guardian have changed it now Cheap Mower
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