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Thetford burglar 'glad to be caught'

PUBLISHED: 09:34 13 August 2008 | UPDATED: 21:11 07 July 2010

A burglar who preyed on houses while the owners were asleep was yesterday jailed for three years - and told the court he was glad to be caught.

Kyle Henderson, of Oak Close, Thetford, admitted three burglaries and asked for four more to be taken into consideration.

A burglar who preyed on houses while the owners were asleep was yesterday jailed for three years - and told the court he was glad to be caught.

Kyle Henderson, of Oak Close, Thetford, admitted three burglaries and asked for four more to be taken into consideration. He took cameras, a handbag, computers and games consoles along with other valuables from homes in Thetford.

Prosecutor Stephen Spence said Henderson was caught when a resident woke up while he was burgling a house in Fir Road in June. He fled but was later stopped by police who noticed he was wearing three sets of clothes and gloves which had been taken in the burglary.

When they searched his house, he immediately confessed saying he was in debt to a Norwich drugs dealer. He helped officers by driving around town with them pointing out the houses he had burgled.

Norwich Crown Court heard he had a long criminal record, including eight previous burglary convictions.

Katharine Moore, in mitigation, said Henderson was glad to be arrested as he wanted help to deal with his drugs problem.

Sentencing him, Judge Paul Downes said: “A custodial sentence is the only one I can impose.”

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