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Lyrics tell of burglar's remorse
1:10pm Friday 22nd March 2013 in News
A STUDENT who acted as a lookout in a night-time burglary expressed his remorse and his determination not to re-offend through lyrics.
The composition was handed to Judge Jane Miller QC who likened it to a rap song.
Defence barrister Charles Gabb quipped: “I am not going to try and sing it. I am tone deaf.”
Winchester Crown Court heard how Jordan Gage, 19, had been persuaded under the influence of drink and drugs to take part in the burglary, which happened at 5.30am in Eastleigh, by his 14-year-old accomplice.
Prosecutor Robert Bolton said the pair woke up the householder, who came downstairs and found the keys to his MG missing and Gage standing by his garage.
He confronted the 19-year-old before returning back to the house to find he had been burgled and a laptop, a drill and a satnav were missing.
Gage, of Carbury Road, Bournemouth, admitted burglary and stealing some coins from a nearby car.
The judge gave him a nine month suspended sentence coupled with 12 months supervision and an order to do 100 hours unpaid work.