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Burglar jailed after leaving blood at scene of the crime

A burglar who left his blood at a crime scene after stealing a car has been jailed.

John Wilson, aged 39, broke into a home in Sandfield Road, Arnold, on 11 April 2023 and carried out an untidy search of the property.

He stole a jewellery box, purse, two sets of car keys and the car which was parked on the driveway.

However, detectives investigating the burglary were able to link the break-in to Wilson after finding traces of his blood on a stairgate.

It is believed he cut himself when smashing a glass door panel to gain entry to the house.

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Wilson, of Labray Road, Calverton, was arrested on 9 May and was convicted of burglary and taking a motor vehicle without the owner’s consent.

He was jailed for a total of 18 months when he appeared at Nottingham Crown Court for sentencing on Wednesday (31 May).

Detective Sergeant Georgina Gallagher, of Nottinghamshire Police, said: “Burglaries are extremely unpleasant, invasive crimes and it is always good news to put an offender behind bars.

“We carried out a very thorough investigation which linked Wilson to the scene of this break-in.

“This is exactly why the force has two teams of detectives, for both city and county, allowing us to attend every dwelling burglary.

“These teams work exclusively on locking up burglars like Wilson, preventing burglaries in the first place and supporting victims.”

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