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Burglar back behind bars

February 22, 2013, 7:19 pm

A burglar who was on-licence for a previous break-in is back behind bars after his blood was found at a home in Cambridge.

James Hannah-Brookes Scott, 25, of Wulfstan Way, tried to smash his way into a home in Bliss Way at 7.15am on Friday (February 15).

He was spotted by a neighbour as he ran off and escaped on a motorbike.

But an officer who was on patrol near Scott’s home bumped into him a short while afterwards and noticed his hand was bandaged.

Scott was arrested at home at about 11.30am after blood was discovered on the door of the burgled home. Tests confirmed it was his.

He was charged with attempted burglary and pleaded guilty at Cambridge Magistrates’ Court on Monday (February 18).

He was remanded into custody and will be sentenced at a later date.

Detective Constable Amie Meston said: “A sergeant had bumped into Scott about an hour after the offence and noticed he had cut his hand.

“When blood was discovered at the scene of the attempted break-in he was quickly arrested.

“Scott is a prolific burglar and we are pleased to have been able to arrest and convict him within such a small timeframe.”

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