Teenager jailed for hotel room break-in

Teenager jailed for hotel room break-in

Teenager jailed for hotel room break-in

First published in Crime

EQUIPPED with a stolen keycard, a teenager twice broke into a hotel room on the same evening, a court heard.

The first time he was thwarted when the occupier suddenly returned but on the second he took his wallet, which was recovered intact within a few hours, Southampton Crown Court was told.

At the time, John Butcher was on bail for other offences and serving a community sentence, Judge Derwin Hope was told.

The 19-year-old, who has no settled address, admitted two counts of burglary at Jury’s Inn and one each of handling and going equipped to steal and jailed for 15 months.

Andy Houston, defending, said Johnson was virtually orphaned at the age of 14 following the death of his grandfather and mother and stopped going to school.

“He simply went off the rails, racking up a series of convictions. But he has suddenly realised the law will catch up with him and there has been a marked difference in him since he has been on remand.”

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2:34pm Thu 13 Sep 12

Georgem says...

If he used a key, it's not breaking in is it?
If he used a key, it's not breaking in is it? Georgem
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4:56pm Thu 13 Sep 12

Huffter says...

"virtually orphaned"? Technology has a lot to answer for.
"virtually orphaned"? Technology has a lot to answer for. Huffter
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6:47pm Thu 13 Sep 12

Georgem says...

Huffter wrote:
"virtually orphaned"? Technology has a lot to answer for.
His parents de-friended him on Facebook.
[quote][p][bold]Huffter[/bold] wrote: "virtually orphaned"? Technology has a lot to answer for.[/p][/quote]His parents de-friended him on Facebook. Georgem
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7:30pm Thu 13 Sep 12

SotonLad says...

Johnson, who is Johnson? Echo your reporting and editing is simply terrible. I await your response.
Johnson, who is Johnson? Echo your reporting and editing is simply terrible. I await your response. SotonLad
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