Burglar jailed - Houghton Regis

17/07/2017

A man, who broke into a flat in Houghton Regis, cut himself, and left traces of his blood behind was today, Monday, 17 July 2017, jailed for 16 months.

Paul Magnan, aged 28, left a tell-tale trace on the broken window he climbed through, on a wall and on a flannel in the flat's bathroom where he had gone to clean the wound.

Magnan knew the occupant of the ground floor flat in Grove Road, Houghton Regis and, together with others, broke into the property on 28 March this year when the victim was out.

Luton Crown Court was told the break-in was committed by Magnan and his associates because of a mutual dependency on drugs. Taken in the break-in was a TV, a satnav, aftershave and a wallet containing precious photographs.

In the early hours of 25 May this year, Magnan was stopped in Ampthill and found to be in possession of another stolen sat nav system that had been taken from a parked car.

Magnan, of Hillborough Crescent in Houghton Regis, pleaded guilty to an offence of burglary and handling stolen goods.

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