Burglar says sorry for raiding home

Daily Echo: Burglar says sorry for Southampton raid Burglar says sorry for Southampton raid

A SOUTHAMPTON woman realised she had been burgled for a second time when her grandson could not find his iPad.

She then found a conservatory window ajar and, searching her bedroom, realised jewellery which she had since she was an 18-year-old was missing.

Prosecutor Gavin Sumpter told the city crown court the TV in the lounge had been moved and detectives found DNA and footwear marks in the room linking Joshua Phillips to the raid.

Said to have 17 previous convictions, Phillips, 19, of Barnfield Court, Southampton, admitted burglary and was jailed for 12 months.

The court was told how the woman now wanted to spend much of her time away from her home, yet was worried about what was happening to it when she wasn’t there.

Andy Houston, mitigating, said of Phillips: “He wants to turn his life around and he would like to apologise to the lady for what he has done.”

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