Drug using burglar jailed - Luton

17/07/2015

A man, who urged a Judge to let him remain in prison, had his wish fulfilled on Friday, 17 July 2015.

Thomas Campbell, aged 35, had climbed into a neighbour's house through a window, to get clean needles to use for drugs. But she woke and was shocked to find him there, Luton Crown Court was told.

Campbell, of Haddon Road, Luton pleaded guilty to the burglary committed on 14 April this year.

Natalie Goffe, defending, told the court Campbell had drug problems since he was about 18 and although he had stayed off drugs while he cared for his sick mother, he relapsed after she died. She said: "He wants to remain in custody for now and then be in rehabilitation outside of the Luton area."

Judge Michael Kay QC told him: "You have formed the view that the best thing for you is to be in prison at the moment so you have a chance to come off drugs."

He jailed him for 14 months.

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