Burglar jailed - Oxford

10/10/2012

A 30-year-old man has today, Wednesday, 10 October 2012, been jailed at Oxford Crown Court for 4-years after being found guilty of burglary.

Nathan Bourton of Iffley Road, Oxford, was found guilty of burgling a house in Kelburne Road, Oxford, in February 2012.

The court heard that Bourton smashed a pane of glass in the back door of the house and stole over £3,000 in cash, as well as two laptops and two phones. He was arrested on Magdalen Road, Oxford, on 22 February 2012, and found in possession of just under £2,800 in cash. A fingerprint belonging to the victim of the burglary was found on one of the notes found in Bourton's possession.

During the 3-day trial he maintained that the money was not from the burgled premises, but was money from his brother to be used to buy tools for going into business. The jury however did not accept this explanation and unanimously found him guilty. His Honour Judge Gordon Risius CB sentenced Bourton to 4-years in prison, taking into account his previous convictions, which include 16 burglaries.