Serial burglar jailed again - Luton

24/02/2017

A serial burglar has today, Friday, 24 February 2017, been jailed for a further six years.

Leroy McKenna was freed on licence from a five-year sentence in 2015, but went on to carry out ten burglaries in Luton, Luton Crown Court was told.

Prosecutor Neil King said the offences included occasions when he carried out untidy searches at properties, where once he was confronted by the occupier, and once where he returned to the same house in a bid to burgle it again.

McKenna, aged 33, of no fixed address, pleaded guilty to nine burglaries, one attempted burglary, and one charge of handling goods stolen from another burglary.

Judge Philip Bartle QC told him: "You have an appalling record and once again you are before the court for burglary. You have been committing them since you were 14 or 15. It would seem you have learned absolutely nothing from your time in prison, because here you are again. You are living a life of crime and if you don't stop it you will spend the rest of your life in prison."

Alexandra Kettle-Williams, defending said: "He is an intelligent man, who is aware of his shortcomings, but drugs have been a driving force behind his behaviour."

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