Tuesday 4.50pm: A Peterborough burglar who was caught after leaving blood at his victim’s home has been jailed.
Lee Edwards, (28), of Field Walk, Peterborough, was locked up for two years and five months at Peterborough Crown Court today (Tuesday).
Edwards was identified from a small spot of blood he left at the scene of the burglary in Bettles Close, Peterborough, in May this year. He had smashed a window at the address to steal two pairs of trainers.
Edwards who was in HMP Peterborough on an unrelated matter, was met by officers when released on June 23 this year and immediately arrested for the burglary.
He was taken directly to Thorpe Wood police station, charged with the dwelling burglary and remanded back to prison that day. He remained there until sentence.
Detective Constable Jason Hancock said: “This sentence should serve as a warning to burglars that we will continue to investigate crimes and bring those responsible to justice, even if they already currently behind bars.
“Edwards had the opportunity to avoid this arrest and effectively wipe his slate clean by admitting all of his offences whilst in prison.”